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Judge Stephen J. Ferrazzano II


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on January 12, 2018. Elected in 2020. Current term expires January 2027.


  • College of New Jersey, BA, History, 1992
  • University of North Dakota School of Law, JD with Distinction, 1995


  • Office of State Public Defender - Trial Team, 2010-2018
  • Office of State Public Defender - Assistant Public Defender, 1998-2010
  • Nelson & Van Hon, Associate Attorney, 1997-1998
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Fifth Judicial District, 1995-1997

Professional Memberships:

  • Admitted to Minnesota State Bar, 1995
  • Admitted to United States District Court of Minnesota Bar, 1998
  • Former member, American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Current President and member, St. James, MN Lions Club
  • Former Mayor of the City of Tracy, MN