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Judge Dean C. Eyler

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Email
Chambers Phone: (612) 348-7655
Law Clerk: (612) 348-7672

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Dean C. Eyler

Appointed:

Appointed on January 8, 2024 by Governor Walz. 

Education:

J.D., with high distinction, University of Iowa College of Law, 1996
B.A. with highest honors, University of Northern Iowa, 1993

Employment:

  • Partner, Lathrop GPM (formerly Gray Plant Mooty), 2003-2023
  • Associate, Dorsey & Whitney, 1997-2003
  • Adjunct professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 2000-2001
  • Law clerk to the Honorable Donald P. Lay, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1996-1997

Professional Memberships:

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, past chair of Trademark Law and Trademark Litigation Committees
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Section Counsel (2014-2016)
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Minnesota Urban Debate League, Advisory Board (2009-2023)
  • The Advocates for Human Rights, Board of Directors (2019-present) and former volunteer attorney
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, former volunteer attorney, Housing Committee member and former co-chair, Benefactors Board member (2022-2023)
  • Good Samaritan Discipleship (building a school in Liberia), board member (2008-present)
  • Edina High School, former high school debate coach