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Biographical articles from Minnesota periodicals and Web sites
(Judges of the Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, and Hennepin County District Court)

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Adzick, George.
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge George Adzick. 55 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (March/April 1986)

Albrecht, H. Peter.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New Persons in Public Places. 45 Hennepin Lawyer 26 (May/June 1977)
Profiles of the Hennepin County Bench. 62 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (July/Aug. 1993)

Aldrich, Stephen C.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge--Stephen C. Aldrich. 66 Hennepin Lawyer 22 (February 1997)

Alexander, Pamela G.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge Pamela G. Alexander. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (March/April 1983)
Nominated for Appointment. 62 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (May/June 1993); see also correction at 62 Hennepin Lawyer 21 (July/Aug. 1993)

Alton, Ann.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New Judges for Hennepin County District Court. 58 Hennepin Lawyer 19 (July/Aug. 1989)

Amdahl, Douglas K.
Amicus Curiae--The Honorable Douglas K. Amdahl. 41 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (May/June 1973)
Biography. 15 William Mitchell Law Review 1 (Winter 1989)
Chief Justice Amdahl...Contributions That Have Benefited All of Us. 38 Bench & Bar 41 (Oct. 1981)
Farewell to the Chief : Chief Justice Amdahl Steps Down At End of Month. 2 Minnesota Law Journal 1 (Jan. 1989)
Hon. Douglas K. Amdahl : "What You See Is What You Get." 45 Bench & Bar 17 (Dec. 1988)
A Man for Many Reasons--Justice Douglas K. Amdahl. 49 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (July/Aug. 1980)

Amundson, Roland C.
Four New Judges Join Hennepin County Bench. 58 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (Sept./Oct. 1988)
Judicial Profiles. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 24 (May/June 1991)

Anderson, G. Barry
Biography from the Supreme Court

Anderson, Catherine.
Carlson Appoints First Two District Judges. 6 Minnesota Lawyer 4 (May 1991)
New Judge on the Block: The Honorable Catherine Anderson. 61 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (Jan./Feb. 1992)

Anderson, Paul H.
Biography from the Supreme Court
Anderson Named New Chief Judge of Appeals Court. 8 MSBA In Brief 1 (Sept. 1992)
Carlson Names New Appeals Court Chief. Minnesota Lawyer 5 (June/July 1992)
Passing the Gavel. 8 MSBA In Brief 2 (August 1992)

Anderson, Russell A.
Biography from the Supreme Court
Press Release from Governor Pawlenty's Office

Anderson, Thorwald C.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 65 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (July/August 1996)

Arnold, Morris S.
Biography. 18 William Mitchell Law Review 553 (Summer 1992)

Arnold, Richard S.
Biography. 18 William Mitchell Law Review 549 (Summer 1992)
A Brief Biography of Judge Richard S. Arnold. 78 Minnesota Law Review 5 (Nov. 1993)

Arthur, Lindsay G.
Judicial Changes in Hennepin County. 48 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (March/April 1979)

Beck, George A.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Becker, Bernard P.
Biography of Magistrate Bernard P. Becker. 17 William Mitchell Law Review 393 (Spring 1991)

Belois, Patricia L.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge Patricia L. Belois. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (Sept./Oct. 1987)
New Persons in Public Positions. 45 Hennepin Lawyer 26 (Jan./Feb. 1977)

Benton, W. Duane.
"New Faces on the 8th Circuit: Do Recent Appointments Portend a Change?" 61 Bench & Bar 23 (December 2004)

Blaeser, Robert A.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 65 Hennepin Lawyer 16 (November/December 1995)

Blatz, Kathleen A.
The Changing of the Guard on Minnesota's Highest Court 67 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (January 1998)
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice--Kathleen Anne Blatz 66 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (February 1997)
New to the Bench: Hon. Kathleen A. Blatz. 63 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (March/April 1994)
Spotlight on Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Kathleen Blatz. 21 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 January 1998)

Boline, Floyd E.
New United States Magistrate--Floyd E. Boline. 49 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (May/June 1980)

Borg, John W.
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge--John W. Borg. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (Sept./Oct. 1982)

Bowen, Robert E.
Hennepin County District Judge : Robert E. Bowen. 50 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (Sept./Oct. 1980)

Boylan, Arthur J.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Arthur J. Boylan. 66 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (June 1997)

Bransford, Tanya M.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (January/February 1995)

Bright, Myron H.
A Tribute to Judge Myron H. Bright. 83 Minnesota Law Review 219 (December 1998)

Burke, Kevin S.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge Kevin S. Burke. 54 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (Nov./Dec. 1984)

Burke, Susan Nolting
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench: Judge Susan Nolting Burke. 74 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (March/April 2005)

Bush, Philip.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New Judges for Hennepin County District Court. 58 Hennepin Lawyer 19 (July/Aug. 1989)

Carey, Thomas H.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Thomas H. Carey. 56 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (Nov./Dec. 1986)

Christensen, William B.
New Judges Take Office. 35 Hennepin Lawyer 96 (February 1967)

Chu, Regina.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench: Judge Regina Chu. 72 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (January 2003)
Governor Ventura Appoints Three to Hennepin Bench. 13 Full Court Press 1 (June 2002)

Colloton, Steven M.
"New Faces on the 8th Circuit: Do Recent Appointments Portend a Change?" 61 Bench & Bar 23 (December 2004)

Connolly, Francis J.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Judge Francis J. Connolly. 68 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (February 1999)
Judge Frank Connolly Joins District Court Bench. 7 Full Court Press 1 (January 1999)

Coyne, M. Jeanne.
The Hon. M. Jeanne Coyne. 14 MWL : Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (March 1991)
A Lawyer's Lawyer: Justice Mary Jeanne Coyne. 53 Bench & Bar 27 (Nov./Dec. 1996)
Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice--Mary Jeanne Coyne. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (Sept./Oct. 1982)

Crippen, Gary L.
Six New Judges Complete Appeals Court. 41 Bench & Bar 39 (March 1984)

Crump, Harry Seymour.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge Seymour Crump. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (March/April 1988)

Cudd, J. Earl.
Cowboy on the Bench. 5 Minnesota's Journal of Law & Politics 24 (April 1990)

Daly, Margaret.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office (MS Word format)
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Governor Appoints Three to Fourth Judicial District Bench. 8 Full Court Press 1 (December 2000)
New to the Bench: Judge Margaret A. Daly. 70 Hennepin Lawyer 24 (April 2001)

Danielson, Andrew W.
Andrew W. Danielson, New Appointee to District Court. 41 Hennepin Lawyer 26 (September/October 1972)
Four New Judges Join Hennepin County Bench. 58 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (Sept./Oct. 1988)
The Judges II: Lommen Elevated, Danielson Appointed. 40 Hennepin Lawyer 4 (Nov./Dec. 1971)

Davies, Jack.
Davies Steps From Classroom to Courtroom. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 16 (Sept./Oct. 1990)
Perpich Names Keith Chief Justice, Appoints Other Appellate and District Judges. 5 Minnesota Lawyer 6 (July 15/August 15, 1990)

Davis, Michael J.
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge Michael J. Davis. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 9 (Mar./April 1983)
Nominated for Appointment. 62 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (May/June 1993); see also correction at 62 Hennepin Lawyer 21 (July/Aug. 1993)

Devitt, Edward J.
Judge Devitt Becomes Senior Judge. 50 Hennepin Lawyer 28 (May/June 1981)

Dickstein, Mel.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Governor Ventura Appoints Three to Hennepin Bench. 13 Full Court Press 1 (June 2002)
New to the Bench: Judge Mel Dickstein. 71 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (December 2002)

Dorn, Marybeth.
Hennepin County Family Court Referee Marybeth Dorn. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 13 (Nov./Dec. 1987)

Doss, Karl.
Referee Karl Doss. 66 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (December 1997)

Doty, David.
Federal District Judge David Doty. 56 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (July/Aug. 1987)

Dreher, Nancy.
United States Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher. 58 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (Sept./Oct. 1988)

Duffy, David M.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge David M. Duffy. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (Sept./Oct. 1987)

Dunham, Milton G.
Amicus Curiae--Milton G. Dunham. 40 Hennepin Lawyer 24 (Jan./Feb. 1972)

Durda, Chester.
Amicus Curiae--The Honorable Chester Durda. 39 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (Sept. 1970)
Chester Durda Appointed District Court Judge. 42 Hennepin Lawyer 32 (Nov./Dec. 1973)
Durda New Municipal Judge. 34 Hennepin Lawyer 166 (May 1966)

Eagon, Diana S.
New to the Bench. 65 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (January/February 1996)
Referees Eagon, Henschel and Miller Recommend Family Law Decisions. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (Sept./Oct. 1982)

Falk, Donna C.
Hennepin County District Court--Probate Division Referee Donna C. Falk. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (Nov./Dec. 1987)

Farrell, Eugene J.
Municipal Court Increases to 16 Judges. 36 Hennepin Lawyer 4 (Sept. 1967)

Fitzgerald, Patrick W.
Hail to the New Chief--Patrick W. Fitzgerald. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (July/Aug. 1983)
An Interview with Judge Patrick W. Fitzgerald. 11 Minnesota Defense 14 (Fall 1990)
Patrick W. Fitzgerald, Bar President, Named Municipal Court Judge. 41 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (March/April 1973)

Flynn, Paulette K.
The Hon. Paulette K. Flynn. 15 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyer 4 (Nov. 1991)
Polly Flynn Named to Bench of Second Judicial District. 7 MSBA In Brief 2 (Aug. 1991)

Foley, Daniel F.
First Six Appointed to Appellate Court. 40 Bench & Bar 10 (Sept. 1983)

Forsberg, Thomas G.
Six New Judges Complete Appeals Court. 41 Bench & Bar 39 (March 1984)

Forsythe, Robert A.
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge--Robert A. Forsythe. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (Sept./Oct. 1982)

Gardebring, Sandra.
Judicial Profiles. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 24 (May/June 1991)
Gardebring Tips Balance on Supreme Court. 6 Minnesota Lawyer 6 (Jan. 15/Feb. 15, 1991)
Sandra Gardebring. 4 Minnesota Lawyer 20 (June 15/July 15, 1989)
Spotlight on Three Judges--Three Paths. 22 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4(Sept. 1998)

Gilbert, James H.
An Interview With New Supreme Court Justice James H. Gilbert.23 Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine 12 (Winter 1998)
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice - James H. Gilbert 67 Hennepin Lawyer 16 (January 1998)

Gildea, Lorie Skjerven
Press Release from Governor Pawlenty's Office
Biography from the Supreme Court
New to the Bench:  Judge Lorie Skjerven Gildea.  75 Hennepin Lawyer p. 18 (Jan. 2006)

Gill, Kenneth J.
Hennepin County District Court Judge--Kenneth Jack Gill.52 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (May/June 1983)
Kenneth J. "Jack" Gill New Municipal Court Judge. 42 Hennepin Lawyer 33 (Nov./Dec. 1973)

Ginsberg, Harvey C.
Judicial Profiles. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 25 (May/June 1991)

Gomez, Isabel.
From the Bench : A Profile of Judge Gomez. 2 Minnesota Law Journal 21 (March 1989)
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge Isabel Gomez Edwards. 54 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (Nov./Dec. 1984)

Graham, Jeanne.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office (MS Word format)
Governor Appoints Three to Fourth Judicial District Bench. 8 Full Court Press 1 (December 2000)
New to the Bench: Judge Jeanne Graham. 70 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (April 2001)
Judge Jeanne J. Graham Moves to the Federal Bench.  75 Hennepin Lawyer 22 (January 2006)

Greenberg, Myron S.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Myron S. Greenberg. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (Sept./Oct. 1987)

Gruender, Raymond W.
"New Faces on the 8th Circuit: Do Recent Appointments Portend a Change?" 61 Bench & Bar 23 (December 2004)

Halbrooks, Jill Flaskamp.
Biography from the Court of Appeals

Hansen, David R.
Biography. 18 William Mitchell Law Review 551 (Summer 1992)

Hanson, Samuel L.
Biography from the Supreme Court
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office
Hanson Appointed to Court of Appeals. 57 Bench & Bar 14 (December 2000)
Judge Samuel L. Hanson. 70 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (March 2001)

Hart, Daniel R.
Daniel R. Hart Appointed to Municipal Bench. 43 Hennepin Lawyer 29 (Nov./Dec. 1974)

Harten, James C.

Hartigan, James Bruce.
Four New Judges Join Hennepin County Bench. 58 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (Sept./Oct. 1988)
Not Your Typical "Your Honor." 64 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (May/June 1995)

Heaney, Gerald W.
Biography. 15 William Mitchell Law Review 513 (Summer 1989)
A Tribute to Judge Gerald W. Heaney 81 Minnesota Law Review 1087 (May 1997)

Hedlund, Deborah.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Judge Deborah Hedlund Fulfills Uncle's Prophecy. 50 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (Nov./Dec. 1980)

Henschel, William.
Referees Eagon, Henschel and Miller Recommend Family Law Decisions. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (Sept./Oct. 1982)

Heydinger, Beverly Jones.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Holahan, John L.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (May/June 1995)

Howard, William.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (Sept./Oct. 1990)

Hudson, Natalie E.
Biography from the Court of Appeals
Member Spotlight: Natalie Hudson. 27 With Equal Right: The Official Journal of Minnesota Women Lawyers 5 (Winter 2004)

Huspeni, Doris Ohlsen
Doris O. Huspeni New Hennepin County Referee. 42 Hennepin Lawyer 22 (July/Aug. 1974)
New District Court Judges. 51 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (July/Aug. 1982)
New Municipal Court Judge--Doris O. Huspeni. 49 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (May/June 1980)
Six New Judges Complete Appeals Court. 41 Bench & Bar 39 (March 1984)
Spotlight on Three Judges--Three Paths. 22 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4(Sept. 1998)

Johnson, Bruce.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Johnson, Kevin E.
In Focus...Administrative Law 9 MSBA In Brief 3 (Sept. 1993)

Johnston, James H.
Assistant Chief Judge James H. Johnston. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 19 (March/April 1983)
Municipal Court Increases to 16 Judges. 36 Hennepin Lawyer 4 (Sept. 1967)

Justman Kaman, Marilyn J.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Meet the Judge. 63 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (July/Aug. 1994)

Kalina, Harold.
Chief Judge Harold Kalina Resigns. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (July/Aug. 1983)
Harold Kalina Named District Court Judge. 40 Hennepin Lawyer 30 (July/Aug. 1972)
Judge Harold Kalina's Reflections On His First Year as Chief Judge. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (Nov./Dec. 1982)

Kalitowski, Thomas J.
Biography from the Court of Appeals
Retirements Trigger Judicial Appointments. 3 MSBA In Brief 5 (Sept. 1987)
Star-Tribune Pans Kalitowski Nomination. 2 Minnesota Lawyer 16 (Sept. 1987)

Kantorowicz, Richard J.
Judge Kantorowicz Completes Circuit of Government Service. 34 Hennepin Lawyer 69(January 1966)
Richard J. Kantorowicz : Hennepin County's New Chief Judge. 55 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (Sept./Oct. 1985)

Karasov, Patricia Kerr.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (May/June 1995)
Spotlight on Judge Patricia Kerr Karasov. 19 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (March 1996)

Keith, A.M.
The Changing of the Guard on Minnesota's Highest Court 67 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (January 1998)
Chief Justice A.M. "Sandy" Keith. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (March/April 1991)
An Interview with Chief Justice A.M. "Sandy" Keith. 13 Minnesota Defense 24 (Summer 1992)
Keith Sworn in as the New Chief Justice. 6 MSBA In Brief 1 (December 1990)
Minnesota Justice : A.M. ("Sandy") Keith. 55 Bench & Bar 25 (February 1998)
Perpich Names Keith Chief Justice, Appoints Other Appellate and District Judges. 5 Minnesota Lawyer 6 (July 15/August 15, 1990)
Popovich Appointed Chief, Keith Picked for Vacancy. 45 Bench & Bar 6 (August 1988)
President's Page--A New Chief Justice. 48 Bench & Bar 5 (January 1991)
Supreme Being Minnesota Law & Politics 20 (February 1998)

Kelley, Glenn E.
Glenn E. Kelley: The Luck of the Irish. 51 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (Jan./Feb. 1982)
Justice Kelley Scheduled to Retire from the Supreme Court in August to Take a Slower Pace. 6 MSBA In Brief 1 (August 1990)

Kelly, Fallon.
Kelly Named to Minnesota Supreme Court. 39 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (Oct. 1970)

Klaphake, Roger M.
Biography from the Court of Appeals

Klas, Mary Louise.
Ramsey County District Judge Mary Louise Klas. 4 Minnesota Law Journal 10 (Jan. 1990)

Klein, Allan W.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Knoll, Franklin J.
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge Franklin J. Knoll. 54 Hennepin Lawyer 9 (Nov./Dec. 1984)

Krause, Raymond
New to the Bench: Judge Raymond Krause. 73 Hennepin Lawyer 22 (May/June 2004)

Kressel, Robert J.
Federal Bankruptcy Judge--Robert J. Kressel. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (May/June 1983)

Kruger, Bruce.
New to the Bench. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (Sept./Oct. 1990)

Kyle, Richard.
Federal Judgeships Require Connections. 6 Minnesota Lawyer 5 (Oct./Nov. 1991)

Lancaster, Joan Ericksen.
Minnesota Supreme Court Justice--Joan Ericksen Lancaster.67 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (November 1998)
New to the Bench. 65 Hennepin Lawyer 16 (November/December 1995)
Spotlight on Justice Joan Ericksen Lancaster. 22 MW: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4(Oct. 1998)

Lange, LaJune T.
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge LaJune T. Lange. 54 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (Jan./Feb. 1985)

Lange, Steven Z.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Steven Z. Lange. 56 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (Sept./Oct. 1986)

Lansing, Harriet.
Biography from the Court of Appeals
First Six Appointed to Appellate Court. 40 Bench & Bar 10 (Sept. 1983)

Larson, Earl R.
The Five Ages of Larson. 48 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (May/June 1979)

Larson, Gary.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge Gary Larson. 54 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (March/April 1985)

Lay, Donald P.
Biography. 18 William Mitchell Law Review 555 (Summer 1992)
A Tribute to Judge Donald P. Lay. 18 William Mitchell Law Review 557 (Summer 1992)

Lebedoff, Jonathan.
Leslie and Lebedoff Take On New Robes. 40 Hennepin Lawyer 4 (March/April 1972)
New to the Bench. 61 Hennepin Lawyer 19 (March/April 1992)
Lebedoff Leaves Lasting Legacy.  75 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (January 2006)

Lefler, Herbert P.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 23 (July/August 1995)

Leslie, David R.
Leslie and Lebedoff Take On New Robes. 40 Hennepin Lawyer 4 (March/April 1972)
Six New Judges Complete Appeals Court. 41 Bench & Bar 39 (March 1984)

Leung, Tony N.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (January/February 1995)

Levy, Roberta K.
Chief Judge Roberta K. Levy. 3 Minnesota Law Journal 11 (Nov. 1989)
Judge Levy Elevated to District Bench. 53 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (Nov./Dec. 1983)
Roberta K. Levy Appointed to Municipal Bench. 47 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (May/June 1978)

Lindberg, Peter J.
Meet the Judge. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 13 (Sept./Oct. 1994)
Note on New District Court Judges. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (Mar./April 1983)

Loken, James B.
Biography: the Honorable James B. Loken. 17 William Mitchell Law Review 695 (Summer 1991)
James B. Loken Appointed to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (Jan./Feb. 1991)

Lommen, A. Paul.
The Judges II: Lommen Elevated, Danielson Appointed. 40 Hennepin Lawyer 4 (Nov./Dec. 1971)

Luis, Richard C.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Lynn, Robert.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Four New Judges Join Hennepin County Bench. 58 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (Sept./Oct. 1988)
Meet the Judge. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 13 (Sept./Oct. 1994)

Mabley, Daniel H.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge Dan Mabley: Well-cast for the Role on the Bench. 62 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (Nov./Dec. 1992)

MacLaughlin, Harry H.
Federal District Judge--Harry H. MacLaughlin 47 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (Nov./Dec. 1977)
Harry H. MacLaughlin, Associate Justice Minnesota Supreme Court. 40 Hennepin Lawyer 4 (May/June 1972)

Magnuson, Paul A.
Paul A. Magnuson Sworn in as Federal District Judge. 51 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (Nov./Dec. 1981)

Manrique, Tanja K.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Judge Tanja L. Kozicky. 68 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (June 1999)
Judge Tanja Kozicky. 7 Full Court Press 1 (April 1999)

Mason, John.
New Magistrates. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 24 (July/August 1995)

Mayeron, Janie S.
New to the Bench: Magistrate Judge Janie S. Mayeron. 72 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (June 2003)

McCarr, Henry W.
Amicus Curiae: Henry W. McCarr. 44 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (Jan./Feb. 1976)
Judge Henry W. McCarr Appointed to District Bench. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 9 (July/Aug. 1983)

McGunnigle, George
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office (MS Word format)
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Governor Ventura Appoints Three Judges to Hennepin Bench. 8 Full Court Press 1 (October 2000)
Judge George McGunnigle. 70 Hennepin Lawyer 16 (January 2001)

McKinsey, E. Anne.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (Sept./Oct. 1990)

McShane, John Q.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Judge John Q. McShane. 68 Hennepin Lawyer 22 (February 1999)
Welcome Judge McShane. 7 Full Court Press 1 (February 1999)

Melloy, Michael J.
"New Faces on the 8th Circuit: Do Recent Appointments Portend a Change?" 61 Bench & Bar 23 (December 2004)

Messerich, Kathryn Davis
Kathryn Davis Messerich Appointed to Dakota County Bench. Inside the Hennepin Lawyer October 2004 p. 14.

Meyer, Helen M.
Biography form the Supreme Court
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office
Member Spotlight: Associate Justice Helen M. Meyer 26 With Equal Right 8 (Issue 8, 2002)
An Interview With New Supreme Court Justice Helen M. Meyer 27 Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine 10 (Fall 2002)

Mihalchick, Steve M.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Miles, Susan Rester.
Spotlight on 1997-98 MWL President the Honorable Susan Rester Miles. 21 MWL : Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (Summer 1997)

Miller, Lenore.
Referees Eagon, Henschel and Miller Recommend Family Law Decisions. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (Sept./Oct. 1982)

Minenko, Eugene.
Judge Minenko Elevated to District Bench. 34 Hennepin Lawyer 69 (January 1966)

Minge, David.
Biography from the Court of Appeals
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office

Monahan, M. Michael.
Carlson Appoints First Two District Judges. 6 Minnesota Lawyer 4 (May 1991)

Montgomery, Ann.
1993 Professionalism Award Recognizes Judge Ann Montgomery. 62 Hennepin Lawyer 13 (July/Aug. 1993)
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge Ann Montgomery. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (July/Aug. 1983)
New Federal Judge--Ann Day Montgomery 66 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (December 1996)
New Magistrates. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 24 (July/August 1995)
Spotlight on Ann D. Montgomery -- 2000 Myra Bradwell Winner. 23 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (June 2000)
Spotlight on Federal Judge Ann D. Montgomery. 20 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (October 1996)

Moses, Patricia A.
Hennepin County Juvenile Court Referee Patricia A. Moses. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (Nov./Dec. 1987)

Murphy, Diana E.
Federal District Judge--Diana E. Murphy. 49 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (Jan./Feb. 1980)
The Honorable Diana E. Murphy 16 MWL : Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (March 1993)
Judge Diana E. Murphy Appointed to U.S. Court of Appeals. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (July/August 1995)
Judge Diana E. Murphy Moves to District Bench. 47 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (May/June 1978)
New Persons in Public Positions: Hon. Diana E. Murphy, Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge. 44 Hennepin Lawyer 27 (July/Aug. 1976)
Spotlight on Judge Diana E. Murphy. 20 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (June 1996)

Nathanson, Rosanne.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office
New to the Bench: Judge Rosanne Nathanson. 71 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (June 2002)

Neilson, Barbara L.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Nelson, Susan.
New to the Bench: Judge Susan Nelson. 69 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (Sept. 2000)

Neville, Cara Lee.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge Cara Lee Neville. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (July/Aug. 1983)
Judge Cara Lee Neville New President of the National Association of Women Judges. 61 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (Jan./Feb. 1992)

Nickolai, Kenneth A.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Nierengarten, Roger J.
Six New Judges Complete Appeals Court. 41 Bench & Bar 39 (March 1984)

Noel, Franklin.
Franklin Noel Appointed U.S. Magistrate. 59 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (Jan./Feb. 1990)

Nord, Beryl A.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge--Beryl A. Nord. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (May/June 1983)

Nordby, Jack S.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
The Judge as Intellectual Pugilist. Minnesota Law & Politics 13 (November 2001)
New to the Bench. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (May/June 1995)

Norton, Fred C.
Norton Gets Appeals Court Seat. 2 Minnesota Lawyer 4 (June 1987)

Odland, O. Harold.
Amicus Curiae: The Honorable O. Harold Odland. 41 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (Sept./Oct. 1972)
Hennepin County District Court Judge--O. Harold Odland. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 9 (Sept./Oct. 1982)

Oleisky, Allen L.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Allen Oleisky Appointed Municipal Court Judge. 41 Hennepin Lawyer 27 (Sept./Oct. 1972)
Judge Allen Oleisky Moves to District Bench. 43 Hennepin Lawyer 28 (Nov./Dec. 1974)
Judicial Changes in Hennepin County. 48 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (March/April 1979)
Profiles of the Hennepin County Bench. 62 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (July/Aug. 1993)

Olson, Lynn C.
The Honorable Lynn C. Olson. 15 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (May 1992)

Orey, Dolores C.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Dolores C. Orey. 56 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (Nov./Dec. 1986)

O'Rourke, Michael J.
Judicial Changes in Hennepin County. 48 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (March/April 1979)
Michael J. O'Rourke, New Hennepin County District Court Judge. 49 Hennepin Lawyer 23 (May/June 1980)

Page, Alan.
Biography from the Supreme Court
A New Page in Supreme Court Elections. 7 Minnesota's Journal of Law & Politics 25 (Oct. 1992)

Parker, Edward J.
First Six Appointed to Appellate Court. 40 Bench & Bar 10 (Sept. 1983)

Perez, George W.
Biography from Minnesota Tax Court

Peterson, Bruce
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office (MS Word format)
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Ventura's First Pick -- Bruce Peterson. 68 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (Aug. 1999)

Peterson, C. Donald.
A Profile of Justice C. Donald Peterson on His Retirement. 55 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (Nov./Dec. 1985)

Peterson, Randolph W.
Biography from the Court of Appeals

Pierce, Delila.
Delila F. Pierce First Woman Family Court Referee. 42 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (Nov./Dec. 1973)
New Family Court Judge, Delila Pierce, Begins Term With Proposed Changes. 51 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (Jan./Feb. 1982)
Note on New District Court Judges. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (Mar./April 1983)

Pihlaja, Steven.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Governor Ventura Appoints Three to Hennepin Bench. 13 Full Court Press 1 (June 2002)
New to the Bench: Judge Steven Pihlaja. 71 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (December 2002)

Popovich, Peter S.
Biography. 17 William Mitchell Law Review 1 (Winter 1991)
First Six Appointed to Appellate Court. 40 Bench & Bar 10 (Sept. 1983)
Peter Popovich : the New Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. 3 Minnesota Lawyer 1 (Aug. 1988)
Popovich Appointed Chief, Keith Picked for Vacancy. 45 Bench & Bar 6 (August 1988)
Retired Chief Justice Peter S. Popovich. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (March/April 1991)

Porter, Charles A.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge--Charles A. Porter, Jr. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (Sept./Oct. 1982)
Hennepin County Municipal Judge : Charles A. Porter. 50 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (Sept./Oct. 1980)

Posten, William S.
Profiles of the Hennepin County Bench. 62 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (July/Aug. 1993)

Poston, Janet Nordell.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge--Janet Nordell Poston. 66 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (May 1997)

Quaintance, Kathryn
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office (MS Word format)
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Governor Ventura Appoints Three Judges to Hennepin Bench. 8 Full Court Press 1 (October 2000)
Judge Kathryn Quaintance. 70 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (January 2001)

Ramstad, Sheryl A.
Biography from Minnesota Tax Court
Hennepin County Municipal Court Judge--Sheryl Ramstad Hvass. 52 Hennepin Lawyer 13 (Sept./Oct. 1982)

Randall, R.A. (Jim)
Biography from the Court of Appeals
Six New Judges Complete Appeals Court. 41 Bench & Bar 39 (March 1984)

Reilly, Denise.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench - Judge Denise Reilly. 67 Hennepin Lawyer 9 (February 1998)

Renner, Robert G.
Federal District Judge--Robert G. Renner. 49 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (Jan./Feb. 1980)

Rice, Sean J.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Sean J. Rice. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 12 (Sept./Oct. 1987)

Riley, Neil A.
Judicial Changes in Hennepin County. 48 Hennepin Lawyer 7 (March/April 1979)

Riley, William J.
"New Faces on the 8th Circuit: Do Recent Appointments Portend a Change?" 61 Bench & Bar 23 (December 2004)

Roe, Katherian.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's office
Governor Appoints Katherian Roe to Fourth Judicial District. 10 Full Court Press 1 (January 2002)
Judge Katherian Roe. 71 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (October 2002)

Rogers, James D.
Hennepin County District Judge James D. Rogers. 4 Minnesota Law Journal 13 (Feb. 1990)

Rosenbaum, James.
Federal District Judge James Rosenbaum. 55 Hennepin Lawyer 9 (Sept./Oct. 1985)
Red, White and Rosenbaum. 6 Minnesota Lawyer 14 (Nov. 1990)

Rosenbaum, Marilyn Brown.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 62 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (Sept./Oct. 1992)

Rykken, Miriam P.
Judicial Profile: Miriam P. Rykken. 68 Hennepin Lawyer 16 (November 1999)

Sagstuen, Warren.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office (MS Word format)
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Governor Ventura Appoints Three Judges to Hennepin Bench. 8 Full Court Press 1 (October 2000)
Judge Warren Sagstuen. 70 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (January 2001)

Sanberg, Kathleen H.
Biography from Minnesota Tax Court

Schellhas, Heidi S.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge--Heidi Schellhas. 66 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (January 1997)

Scherer, Richard S.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (January/February 1995)

Schiefelbein, Robert G.
Hennepin County District Court Judge Robert G. Schiefelbein. 3 Minnesota Law Journal 11 (Oct. 1989)
New District Court Judges. 51 Hennepin Lawyer 6 (July/Aug. 1982)

Schumacher, Robert H.
Hennepin County District Court Judge--Robert H. Schumacher. 54 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (Nov./Dec. 1984)
Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge Robert H. Schumacher. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (Nov./Dec. 1987)
Retirements Trigger Judicial Appointments. 3 MSBA In Brief 5 (Sept. 1987)
Schumacher's Experience Wins Newspaper Kudos. 2 Minnesota Lawyer 16 (Sept. 1987)

Sedgwick, Susanne C.
First Six Appointed to Appellate Court. 40 Bench & Bar 10 (Sept. 1983)
Judge Sedgwick Sworn-in. 39 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (Feb. 1971)

Sheehy, Kathleen D.
Biography from the Office of Administrative Hearings

Sheran, Robert J.
Amicus Curiae--Robert J. Sheran. 39 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (March 1971)
Mr. Chief Justice Sheran--A Law Firm's Appreciation. 42 Hennepin Lawyer 4 (Jan./Feb. 1974)
Sheran Returns to Court as Chief Justice. 30 Bench & Bar 19 (Jan. 1974)

Short, Brian P.
U.S. Magistrate Brian P. Short. 50 Hennepin Lawyer 13 (Nov./Dec. 1980)

Short, Marianne.
Marianne Short Dons Judicial Robe. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (July/Aug. 1988)
Perpich Names Short to Court of Appeals. 3 Minnesota Lawyer 7 (May 1988)
Public Service Takes a Hit When Judge Short Steps Down. 69 Hennepin Lawyer 18 (March 2000)

Shumaker, Gordon W.
Biography from the Court of Appeals

Simonett, Anne V.
In Memory: Chief Judge Anne Simmonett 1952-1995. 18 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (June 1995)
New to the Bench: Hon. Anne V. Simonett. 63 Hennepin Lawyer 14 (Nov./Dec. 1993)
A Tribute to Anne Simonett 21 William Mitchell Law Review 337 (Winter 1995)

Simonett, John E.
Justice John Simonett. 50 Hennepin Lawyer 9 (Sept./Oct. 1980)

Smith, Joanne.
Joanne Smith. 4 Minnesota Lawyer 22 (June 15/July 15, 1989)

Smith, Lavenski R.
"New Faces on the 8th Circuit: Do Recent Appointments Portend a Change?" 61 Bench & Bar 23 (December 2004)

Solum, Richard B.
New to the Bench. 61 Hennepin Lawyer 19 (March/April 1992)

Sommerville, John J.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
John Sommerville Brings Civil Experience and Skill to Bench. 53 Hennepin Lawyer 11 (Nov./Dec. 1983)

Stanoch, John M.
Judicial Profiles. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 25 (May/June 1991)

Steenson DuFresne, Mary E.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Hennepin County District Court Judge--Mary E. Steenson. 66 Hennepin Lawyer 22 (March 1997)
Spotlight on Mary Steenson. 20 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (January 1997)

Stoneburner, Terri J.
Biography from the Court of Appeals

Stringer, Edward C.
Minnesota Judicial Directory (1998 ed.). REF KF8700 .A19 .Z99MN .M56 1998

Swanson, Stephen.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New Judges for Hennepin County District Court. 58 Hennepin Lawyer 19 (July/Aug. 1989)

Swenson, James T.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 65 Hennepin Lawyer 16 (January/February 1996)

Tomljanovich, Esther M.
Perpich Names Keith Chief Justice, Appoints Other Appellate and District Judges.5 Minnesota Lawyer 6 (July 15/August 15, 1990)
Spotlight on Justice Esther M. Tomljonavich. 20 MWL : Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (June 1997)
Spotlight on Three Judges--Three Paths. 22 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4(Sept. 1998)
Tomljanovich Appointment Means Minnesota Leads Nation in Number of Women on Supreme Court. 14 MWL : Minnesota Women Lawyers 1 (October 1990)
Tomljanovich to Bring Understanding and Trial Court Experience to Supreme Court.6 MSBA In Brief 5 (July 1990)
Tribute to Justice Esther Tomljanovich. 25 William Mitchell Law Review 1163 (1999)

Toussaint, Edward.
Biography from the Court of Appeals
Chief Judge Edward Toussaint Jr. Appointed to Minnesota Court of Appeals. 64 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (July/August 1995)
New to the Bench. 61 Hennepin Lawyer 19 (March/April 1992)

Tunheim, John R.
U.S. District Court Judge--John R. Tunheim. 66 Hennepin Lawyer 24 (March 1997)

Wahl, Rosalie E.
Justice Is A Woman. 51 Bench & Bar 25 (Aug. 1994)
Minnesota's Newest Justice--Rosalie Wahl. 47 Hennepin Lawyer 9 (Nov./Dec. 1977)
Spotlight on Justice Rosalie E. Wahl. 18 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (Sept. 1994)

Wernick, Mark.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office
New to the Bench: Judge Mark Wernick. 72 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (February 2003)
Governor Appoints Wernick to Fourth Judicial District 13 Full Court Press 1 (Sept. 2002)

Wexler, Thomas.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Judicial Profiles. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 25 (May/June 1991)

Wheeler, Steven D.
Meet the Judge 63 Hennepin Lawyer 15 (July/Aug. 1994)

Wieland, Lucy Ann.
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
New to the Bench. 60 Hennepin Lawyer 20 (Sept./Oct. 1990)

Willis, Bruce D.
Biography from the Court of Appeals
New to the Bench. 65 Hennepin Lawyer 16 (November/December 1995)

Winter, Mary Davidson.
Family Court Referee--Mary Davidson Winter. 49 Hennepin Lawyer 17 (July/Aug. 1980)
Hennepin County District Court Judge Mary Davidson Winter. 57 Hennepin Lawyer 10 (Sept./Oct. 1987)

Wozniak, Daniel Donald.
First Six Appointed to Appellate Court. 40 Bench & Bar 10 (Sept. 1983)
An Interview With Chief Judge D.D. Wozniak. 12 Minnesota Defense 10 (Summer 1991)
Wozniak to Retire from Bench After Career Serving Public, Profession. 8 MSBA In Brief 1 (Aug. 1992)

Wright, Wilhelmina
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office
Biography from the Court of Appeals
Spotlight on Judge Wilhelmina "Mimi" Wright. 24 MWL: Minnesota Women Lawyers 4 (April 2001)

Zimmerman, Lloyd.
Press Release from Governor Ventura's Office (MS Word format)
Profile from the Hennepin County Bar Association
Governor Appoints Three to Fourth Judicial District Bench. 8 Full Court Press 1 (October 2000)
New to the Bench: Judge Lloyd B. Zimmerman. 70 Hennepin Lawyer 8 (April 2001)


Internet Resources

Hennepin County. Fourth Judicial District Court, State of Minnesota. Judges' Biographies and Statistics.

Hennepin County Bar Association. A View of the Hennepin County Bench.

LawMoose. Minnesota Judges Directory.
Entries for every judge in Minnesota. Link to profiles, and search for articles by or about the judges.

Minnesota. Supreme Court. Biography.

Minnesota. Court of Appeals. Biography.

Minnesota.  District Courts.  Biography

Minnesota. Office of Administrative Hearings. Administrative Law Judge Biographical Data.

Minnesota. Tax Court.

Minnesota Lawyer Judicial Directory. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota Lawyer, c2001- . Subscription, password required for access. Available in Law Library only.
"Up-to-date biographical profiles of state and federal judges in Minnesota's district and appellate courts."

United States. Federal Judicial Center. Judges of the United States Courts
Biographical information for all federal judges since 1789.


Reference Books

Almanac of the Federal Judiciary. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Aspen Law and Business, c1988- . REF/KF8700.A19.A4 1988 (2 loose-leaf volumes; semi-annual supplements)
Vol. 1 - Profiles and evaluations of all judges of the U.S. District Courts including U.S. Bankruptcy judges, U.S. Magistrate judges.
Vol. 2 - Profiles and evaluations of all judges of the U.S. Circuit Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

American Bench : Judges of the Nation. Sacramento, CA, Forster-Long, Inc.. REF/KF8700.A19.A43 HCLL keeps current edition only.
Biographical information on over 18,000 judges from all levels of federal and state courts.

Biographical Directory of the Federal Judiciary, 1789-2000. 1st ed. Lanham, MD, Bernan Press, c2001. REF/KF8700.A19.B56 2001

Judicial Profiles Desk Book. Minneapolis, Hennepin County Bar Association, 1996. REF/KF8700.A19.Z99MNhe.J82 (No updates received since original publication.)
Contains reprints of articles published in the Hennepin Lawyer. Also includes answers to some questions about procedures and preferences in the courtroom.

Minnesota Judicial Directory. St. Paul, Klara Media, c1996-1998. REF/KF8700.A19.Z99MN.M56
Ceased publication in 1998?
Annual biographical guide to state and federal judges currently serving in Minnesota. Current volume in Reference Collection, earlier editions in storage.

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