Judge Robert C. Friday


Apponted March 9, 2018, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law (Associate Editor of the Law Review)
  • B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College 

Past Employment:

  • Director of Advocacy, Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota
  • Client Services Manager, United Health Care
  • Small business owner
  • Solo practitioner
  • Associate Attorney, Lindquist & Vennum

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Consolidated Block Grant Advisory Board
  • Member, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyer
  • Member, Iron Range Bar Association
  • President, Range Transitional Housing Board of Directors
  • Volunteer Attorney Program, Duluth