Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman

Minnesota Judicial Center
Court of Appeals
(651) 297-7650

Chambers Phone: (651) 297-1001

Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman


Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on Sept. 8, 2008; elected in 2010, 2016, and 2022.  Current term expires Jan. 2029.
Judge, Second Judicial District
  • Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson in September 1998; elected in 2000.
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1985
            Cum laude
B.A., Luther College, 1982
            Magna cum laude
            Distinguished Alumni Service Award (2002)


Partner, Larson • King, LLP, St. Paul, MN (2005-2008)
Judge, Second Judicial District Court (1998-2005)
  • Lead Judge, Civil Division (2000-2002)
  • Juvenile Drug Court Coordinating Judge (2004-2005)
Partner and attorney, Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, Minneapolis, MN (1985-1998)


American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Governing Council (2011-2014)
  • Appellate Advocacy Committee (Chair, 1999-2000)
American Bar Foundation Fellow
Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Section Governing Council
  • Judiciary Committee
Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards 
  • Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2017
  • Reappointed by Governor Tim Walz in 2020
Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Justice Reform Task Force (Chair, 2011)
Minnesota Supreme Court Appellate Rules Committee
Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Advisory Committee

Mentor, University of St. Thomas Law School
Meals on Wheels volunteer
Church choir member