Judge Bridgid E. Dowdal


Appointed April 20, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Expiration of current term is in January 2025.


  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
  • University of Aberdeen, Scotland, LL.M. International Environmental Law
  • Boston University, B.S. Journalism


  • Chief Legal Counsel, Office of Inspector General, Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Assistant Dean, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Dowdal & Dowdal, LLC (General practice with father)
  • Assistant United States Attorney, District of Minnesota
  • Trial Attorney, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Justice Sandra Gardebring

Professional Memberships:

  • Advisory Board, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2016 - present
  • Tenth Judicial District Equal Justice Committee, 2016 - present
  • Chisago County Government Center Library Committee, 2016-present
  • District 19 (Chisago, Washington, Pine, and Kanabec counties), Minnesota State Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Volunteer, River Valley Therapeutic Horse Riding, Washington and Chisago 
  • Member, Superior Hiking Trail Association
  • Former reading tutor and volunteer, East Side Learning Center 

Additional Information:

Former Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law and University of Minnesota Law School