Judge Eric J. Braaten


Appointed Oct. 30, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016 and 2022. Current term expires Jan. 2029.


J.D., Marquette University Law School

B.A., Saint Olaf College

Past Employment:

Attorney, Braaten & Braaten, P.A.


Attorney, Nicklaus Braaten & Hollenhorst, P.L.L.C.

Attorney, Katz & Manka Ltd.

Professional and Community Activites:

Extensive appellate court experience

Member, Carver County Low Fee Family Law Panel

Active in his three childrens' school activities


NorthStar Service Award for commitment to pro bono service