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Louise Dovre Bjorkman, Judge, 2008-

Louise Dovre Bjorkman

Louise Dovre Bjorkman Portrait


Judge Louise Dovre Bjorkman was appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals by Governor Tim Pawlenty on June 24, 2008.








  • Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on Sept. 8, 2008; elected in 2010 and 2016.  Current term expires Jan. 2023.
Judge, Second Judicial District
  • Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson in September 1998; elected in 2000.
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1985
  • B.A., Luther College, 1982
  •             Magna cum laude
                Distinguished Alumni Service Award (2002)
Partner, Larson • King, LLP, St. Paul, MN (2005-2008)
Judge, Second Judicial District Court (1998-2005)
  • Lead Judge, Civil Division (2000-2002)
  • Juvenile Drug Court Coordinating Judge (2004-2005)
Partner and attorney, Rider, Bennett, Egan & Arundel, Minneapolis, MN (1985-1998)
American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Leadership Academy Task Force Member
  • Governing Council (2011-2014)
  • Appellate Advocacy Committee (Chair, 1999-2000)
American Bar Foundation Fellow
Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Civil Litigation Section Governing Council
  • Judiciary Committee
Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards 
  • Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in 2017
Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Justice Reform Task Force (Chair, 2011)
Minnesota Supreme Court Appellate Rules Committee
Minnesota Women Lawyer’s Advisory Committee
Meals on Wheels volunteer
Church choir member