Judge Patrick M. Biren


Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on March 5, 2020. Elected in 2022.
Current term expires January 2029.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
B.A., St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota


  • Managing Shareholder, Stich, Angell Kreidler & Unke, P.A.;
  • Partner, Brownson & Linnihan, PLLP;
  • Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Michael T. De Courcy, Ramsey County District Court 

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court;
Federal District Court, District of Minnesota;
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Memberships:

Judicial Officer Technology Advisory Team, First District Member
Minnesota District Judges Foundation, Board Member (alternate)
Goodhue County Law Library, Trustee/President
Minnesota State Bar Association
8th District Bar Association
Past Member, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Past Member, Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
Minnesota District Judges Association

Community Activities:

Previously Board Member of MAF Memorial Foundation
Previously Volunteer Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Previously Conciliation Court Referee, Dakota County
Judge, Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition


Minnesota Rising Stars (2011, 2013, and 2014)
Minnesota SuperLawyer (2019 and 2020)
North Star Lawyer recognition for pro bono service (2014 to 2020)