Judge Douglas C. Bayley


Appointed July 20, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


  • University of Minnesota, J.D., 2004, cum laude
  • Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, M.A., 1991, African Affairs and International Economics
  • Carleton College, B.A., 1986, International Relations

Past Employment:

  • First Judicial District Public Defender’s Office; Assistant Public Defender; Red Wing, MN; 2005 - 2016
  • Lundblad, Fossum & Zrimsek L.L.P.; Contract Attorney; Northfield, MN; 2004-2005
  • Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office; Law Clerk; Minneapolis, MN; 2002-2003
  • U.S. Department of State; Foreign Service Officer; Kathmandu, Nepal, Kampala, Uganda, and Washington, DC; 1992-2000
  • Office of U.S. Senator Max Baucus; Legislative Correspondent; Washington, DC; 1992
  • U.S. Peace Corps; Peace Corps Volunteer – Lawra, Ghana; 1986-1988

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Red Wing Family YMCA
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Anderson Center at Tower View
  • Member, Board of Directors, Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund