Judge Susan M. Robiner

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

Chambers Phone: (612) 348-8284
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-8820
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-4371

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Susan M. Robiner


Appointed on Sept. 5, 2006. Elected in 2008, 2014 and 2020. Her current term expires in January 2027.


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, D.C.), 1985

B.A., Carleton College, magna cum laude, 1981

Member, Phi Beta Kappa


Attorney and Shareholder, Leonard, Street and Deinard Minneapolis, 1993-2000 and 2001-2006

Associate Attorney, Leonard, Street and Deinard Minneapolis, 1985-1993

Attorney and Partner, Sprenger and Lang law firm, 2000-2001

Adjunct Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2004-2006

Professional Memberships:

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota Women Lawyers

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Minnesota Justice Foundation

Equal Justice Foundation

Additional Information:

Minnesota Supreme Court, October 1985
United States District Court, District of Minnesota, February 1986
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, October 1989

Assignment History
Civil/Criminal, 1/3/2012-Present
Criminal (Domestic Violence), 11/2010-12/2011
Family, 12/2007-10/2010
Criminal, 2006-11/2007

Civil Practice Pointers & Preferences