Assistant Chief Judge Vicki Vial Taylor


Appointed on Nov. 5, 2018, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


  • Juris Doctorate, Hamline University School of Law, Cum Laude
  • Bachelor of Arts, Central College, Magna Cum Laude

Past Employment:

  • Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
  • Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
  • Assistant Carver County Attorney


  • National Association of Women Judges
  • Minnesota District Judges Foundation
  • Minnesota District Judges Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • First Judicial District Bar Association
  • Former member, National District Attorney’s Association
  • Former member, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Facilitator, From Graduation to Gavel – Infiniti Project (August 2021)
  • Participant, First Judicial District Community Listening Session, Dakota County Event (February 2020)
  • Speaker, Perspectives from the Bench, Mendota Heights/West St. Paul Rotary (November 2019)
  • Former, Frequent Speaker on criminal justice and social service issues, local and statewide audiences
  • Former Panelist, National Institute of Justice Prosecutors Advisory Panel, Washington D.C.