Judge Francis Magill

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6000

Chambers Phone: (612) 348-0340
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-0340
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-8167

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Francis Magill


Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on July 6, 2010. Elected in 2012 and 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C., 1985

B.S., magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1981


United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota, 1990-2010

  • Counsel to the United States Attorney, Aug. 2009-2010
  • United States Attorney, 2008-Aug. 2009 (appointed by the Attorney General of the U.S. and the U.S. District Court)
  • First Assistant United States Attorney, 2007-2008
  • Chief, Economic Crimes Section, 1998-2007
  • Line Assistant United States Attorney, 1990-1998

Civil litigation associate, Dorsey and Whitney law firm in Minneapolis, 1985-1990

Professional Memberships:

Federal Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Volunteer, Georgetown University Alumni Admissions Program

Speaker, numerous continuing legal education seminars and community events

Guest instructor, Twin Cities law schools

Assignment History:

Civil/Criminal, 8/11/2014-Present

Juvenile Court, 6/2011-8/8/2014

Criminal Court, 5/2010-5/2011