Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton, effective Aug. 8, 2011. Elected in 2012.
Retired Sept. 1, 2017.
Appointed as a referee in Hennepin County from January 31, 2022, until January 31, 2023.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Feb. 1, 2023, to June 30, 2023.
University of Minnesota, J.D., 1983
Carleton College, B.A., 1977
Assistant Federal Defender, 2002-2011
Director, Office of Equity, Minnesota Department of Education, 2000-2002
State Public Defender, 1995-2000
Assistant State Public Defender, 1991-1994
Law Clerk, Honorable Michael J. Davis, 1983-1985 (State), 1994-1995 (Federal)
Professional and Community Activities:
Board of Directors, Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater, Minneapolis, 2002-2004
Board of Directors, Children's Law Center, Minneapolis, 1993-1996
Board of Directors, Central Minnesota Legal Services, Minneapolis, 1993-1998
Member, Hospital Review Board, Anoka Metropolitan Regional Treatment Center, 1992-1996
Board of Directors, American Youth Work Center, Washington, D.C., 1988-present
Member, Minneapolis Advisory Council on Disabilities, 1989-1991
Adjunct Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Forensic Studies, Hamline University, 1999-2008
Adjunct Faculty, Criminal Appeals Clinic, William Mitchell College of Law, Spring 1998
Supervising Attorney, Civil Practice Clinic, University of Minnesota Law School, 1989-1990
Criminal, March 6, 2017-Sept. 1, 2017
Juvenile, February 3, 2014-March 5, 2017
Criminal, August 2012-January 31, 2014