Judge Michelle A. Hatcher

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Chambers Phone: (612) 543-9381
Law Clerk: (612) 543-9382
Judicial Clerk: (612) 543-9383

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Michelle A. Hatcher


Appointed Jan. 18, 2019, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2020. Current terms expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.A., University of Windsor

Past Employment:

  • Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
  • Criminal prosecutor, Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney
  • Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
  • Litigation associate, Rider Bennet, L.L.P.
  • Assistant Scott County Attorney
  • Judicial law clerk, Honorable Mary Steenson-Dufrene

Professional Activities:

Current member and former Secretary, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers