Judge Maria Mitchell


Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on June 13, 2022. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


University of Minnesota, JD 
Fisk University, BA 

Past Employment:

  • Assistant Ramsey County Attorney, Office of the Ramsey County Attorney
  • Assistant Hennepin County Public Defender, State Board of Public Defense
  • State of Minnesota, Law Clerk to the Honorable Tanya M. Bransford, Fourth Judicial District
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Nassau County

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
Minnesota Women Lawyers

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Board Member, Women’s Advocates
  • Former Commissioner, City of St. Paul Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity Commission