Appointed on Mar. 12, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.
J.D., Drake Law School, Des Moines, IA, 1994
B.A., Central College, Pella, IA, 1991
St. Cloud Area Legal Services, Staff Attorney, St. Cloud, MN, 2006-2012
Damiani & Damiani, P.C., Associate Attorney, Alexandria, VA, 2003-2005
Alexandria Public Defender’s Office, Alexandria, VA, 1999-2003
- Deputy Public Defender, 2002-2003
- Asst. Public Defender, 1999-2002
Kohn & Einstein, Associate Attorney, Washington, D.C., 1998-1999
State Appellate Defender’s Office, Assistant Appellate Defender, Des Moines, IA, 1994-1996
Minnesota District Judges Association
Former co-chair, Stearns County’s Family Violence Council
Stearns/Benton County Bar Association
Professional and Community Activities:
Oak Hill Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association
Election Protection volunteer
Volunteer teacher - English as a second language
Judged/coached mock trial and moot court teams at middle school, high school, college, and law school levels.
Admitted to practice law in Minnesota, Virginia, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Washington, D.C., United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and Iowa.
2011 Dawn Carlson Family Advocate Award Recipient