Judge Tammy L. Merkins


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on June 1, 2018. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., Concordia College

Past Employment:

  • Becker County Attorney
  • Assistant Becker County Attorney
  • Partner; Thorwaldsen, Malmstrom, Sorum, Majors & Merkins
  • Attorney, Westrick & McDowell-Nix

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Lakes Crisis and Resource Center Board of Directors
  • Becker County Library Board of Trustees
  • Former president, Becker County Bar Association