Judge Colette Routel


Appointed September 13, 2021, by Governor Tim Walz. Current term expires Jan. 2023.


University of Michigan Law School, JD, 2001, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Michigan Law Review
Ithaca College, BM, 1998, magna cum laude


Professor of Law and Co-Director of Native American Law & Sovereignty Institute (May 2021 - Aug. 2021)
Of Counsel, Hogen Adams, Professional Limited Liability Company (Nov. 2013 - Aug. 2021)
Appellate Judge, White Earth Band of Ojibwe (Nov. 2014 - Aug. 2021)
Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School (Aug. 2008 - May 2009)
Visiting Professor, Wayne State Law School (Aug. 2007 - May 2008)
Of Counsel, The Jacobson Law Group (Jan. 2007 - Aug. 2013)
Associate, Faegre & Benson (Aug. 2001 – Jan. 2007)

Professional Memberships:

Special Member, Minnesota American Indian Bar Association
Member, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association