Judge Douglas B. Meslow


Appointed Dec. 13, 2006, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008, 2014, and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


University of Minnesota Law School (J.D. 1984)
St. Olaf College (B.A. 1981) Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa


Meslow & Olson Law Offices, Partner Attorney, 1997-2006
Meslow Law Office, Owner Attorney, 1995-1997
Geck & Meslow, Partner Attorney, 1992-1995
Sweeney & Bohrer, Associate Attorney, 1988-1992
Salmen & Brinkman, Associate Attorney, 1985-1988
Moss & Barnett, Associate Attorney, 1984-1985

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Anoka County Bar Association

Tenth Judicial District Leadership:

Chief Judge

Assistant Chief Judge
Member, Administration/Finance Committee
Member, Judicial and Human Resources Committee
Member, Legislative Outreach Committee

Minnesota District Judges Association Leadership:

Member, Pension Committee
Chair, Access to Service and Delivery Committee

State Court Leadership:

Member, Legislative Advisory Workgroup


Minnesota District Judges Association President’s Award
Friend of Public Education Award (Association of Metropolitan School Districts)
Minnesota Smoke Free Coalition Award
MADD Prosecutor of the Year (Ramsey County)

Local Initiatives:

Conciliation Court mediation program (Anoka County)
Judicial Exchange Program (Tenth Judicial District)
Felony pre-trial pilot (Anoka County)

Additional Information:

Instructor, University of Minnesota, School of Mortuary Science
Former Legislator, Minnesota House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair, White Bear Lake Area School Board
Founding Member, White Bear Lake Area Educational Foundation
Former Instructor, William Mitchell College of Law