Judge Francis Green III


Appointed April 5, 2021, by Governor Tim Walz. Elected in 2022. Current term expires January 2029.


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2000
M.A., Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2000
B.A., Political Science, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1997


  • Conciliation Court Referee, Second Judicial District (2019-2021)
  • National Realty Specialist, United States Department of Agriculture (2010-2021)
  • Private practice (2006-2010)
  • Assistant Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (2001-2006)
  • Police officer, Lafayette, Louisiana (1994-1997)

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota District Judges Association (2021-present)
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (2000-present), Board of Directors (2020-2021, 2003-2008)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Co-host, The District Court Show (2022-present)
  • Equal Justice Committee, Tenth Judicial District (2022-present)
  • Community Corrections Advisory Board (2022-present)
  • Board of Directors, Model Cities of St. Paul (2007-2017), Board Chair (2012-2017), Board Vice-Chair (2008-2012)
  • Commissioner, City of Woodbury Planning Commission (2008-2010)
  • Alumni Board of Directors, Humphrey School of Public Affairs (2003-2005)

Additional Information:

Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Real Property Law Specialist (2008-2021)