Judge Patrick Diamond


Appointed July 2, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1986

B.A., summa cum laude, Secondary Education, Hamline University, 1982


Deputy Hennepin County Attorney for Criminal Prosecution

Special Litigation Division Manager, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

Deputy Hennepin County Attorney for Civil

Associate, Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly

Professional and Community Activities:

Former co-chair, Minnesota County Attorneys Association’s Task Force on Election Law Reform

Former member, Eliminating Racial Disparities Committee, Fourth Judicial District’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative 

Volunteer, Camp Unistar (summer youth camp in Cass Lake)