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Appointed to the Fourth Judicial District Court on Nov. 9, 1998. Elected in 2000. Reelected in 2006.
Appointed to the Court of Appeals by Governor Tim Pawlenty on Jan. 1, 2008. Elected in 2010 and 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023.
J.D., Georgetown University Law School, 1984
Editor, "Law and Policy in International Business"
M.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, 1984
B.A., Columbia University, 1980
Presiding Judge of Civil Division of Fourth Judicial District, 2006-2007
Assistant Presiding Judge of Civil Division of Fourth Judicial District, 2004-2006
Member, Executive Committee of Fourth Judicial District, 2002-2007
Chairman, Judicial Education Subcommittee of Minnesota State Bar Association Professionalism Committee, 2004-present
Member, Supreme Court Advisory Committe on Juvenile Delinquency Rules, 2007-present
Mentor, University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2005-present
Drafted Delinquency Bench Book used to train new Juvenile Court Judges, 2002
Critiquing Judge, University of Minnesota Law School Judicial Trial Skills Training Program, 2006
High School Mock Trial Coach, 2007-present
Adjunct Representation Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 2003-2007
Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation, 1993-2004
Member, Minneapolis Charter Commission, 1998
Landlord/Tenant Law - Code Violations Under Negligence per se and Common Law Negligence Theories: Gradjelick v. Hance, 29 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1013 (2003).
October, 5, 2007, Lawyers Professional Responsiblity Board, Professionalism: Can it be Accomplished?
March 30, 2006, MSBA 27th Annual Family Law Institute, Walk the Line: Ethics and Professionalism in Family Law
December 9, 2005, Annual Conference of Judges, "Order in the Court!" Maintaining Professionalism in the Courtroom
January 31, 2005, Minnesota Administrative Law Judges, Working With Lawyers to Bring Out the Best and Avoid the Worst
March 20, 2003, Minnesota Social Service Association 110th Annual Conference, The Andrea Yates Case: A Lesson in Prevention
March 12, 2003, HCBA Civil Litigation Section, How to Win a Dispositive Motion
June 12, 2002, MILE Civil Trial Practice Institute, How to Try Your Case to a Judge
May 2, 2002, MILE Juvenile Law Seminar, Parties Versus Participants in Child Protection Cases
June 8, 2001, MSBA Construction Law Symposium, A View from the Bench: How to Succeed or Fail in Dispositive Motions on Implied Obligations in Contracts
January 1999, Criminal and Civil Trial Guidelines used at National Judicial College to teach new judges how to run criminal and civil trials
Fourth Judicial District Assignment History
Criminal and Civil 1/2003 - 2007
Juvenile 1/2001 - 12/2002
Civil and Criminal 1/2000 - 12/2000
Criminal 11/1998 - 12/1999