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Judge Melissa Saterbak


Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on Sept. 30, 2019. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


JD, William Mitchell College of Law
BA, University of Minnesota Duluth

Past Employment:

  • Assistant Anoka County Attorney
  • Assistant Mille Lacs County Attorney
  • Ramsey County Attorney’s Office Appellate Division
  • Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
  • Law Clerk, Tenth Judicial District Court judge

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Minnesota District Judges Association, 2019-Present
  • Criminal Jury Instruction Committee of the MN District Judges Association, 2020-Present
  • Tenth Judicial District Equal Justice Committee, 2021-Present
  • 2022 Mental Health Summit Judge Champion
  • 2022 Human Services Background Study Eligibility Task Force
  • Anoka County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Access to Justice Subcommittee
  • Volunteer, Family and Youth Board Member at her church
  • Planning and implementing activities for youth to engage with one another and give back to their communities.


  • 2013 Minnesota County Attorney’s Association Professional Achievement Award for work in and dedication to the area of child abuse