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Judge Michelle A. Hatcher

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

Email
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/Elected:

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

Education:

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

Judicial Assignments:

  • Criminal (Downtown), January 2019 to January 2021 (Lead Judge for the Downtown Team July 2020 to January 2021)
  • Family Court,  February 2021 to December 2021
  • Juvenile Court, January 2022 to Present (Assistant Presiding January 2022 to July 2023)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Current member and former Secretary, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Adjunct Legal Writing Professor- Mitchell Hamline
  • Past President of the Mitchell Hamline -Alumni Board of Directors
  • Former member of the Mitchell Hamline- Board of Directors
  • Former Member of the Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
  • Former Member of the Domestic Fatality Review Committee
  • Former Big Sister