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Christopher J. Dietzen, Associate Justice, 2008-2016

Christopher J. Dietzen, 2008-2016

Portrait of Justice Christopher J. Dietzen

In 2008,Governor Tim Pawlenty appointed Christopher J. Dietzen Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He served until 2016.  

 

 

Education:

Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington, 1973
Gonzaga University, Bachelor of Business Administration, 1969

 

Personal:

Born:  Yakima, Washington

 

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2008 - 2016
  • Judge, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 2004-2008
  • Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren, Ltd., Bloomington, Minnesota, 1978 - 2004. Specialization in complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on real estate litigation and valuation disputes
  • Richter, Wimberly & Ericson, Spokane, Washington, 1973 - 1977

 

Professional Activities:

  • Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, Chair, May 31, 2015 - present; member, appointed September 2012
  • Member, Judicial Council, appointed July 1, 2015
  • Liaison Justice, Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, 2008 to present; served as Chair, 2005 - 2008.  Previously appointed as a member in 1998 and reappointed in 2004
  • Member, Commission on Judicial Selection, 2003 - 2004
  • Advisory Committee to Review the Code of Judicial Conduct and the Rules of the Board on Judicial Standards, appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2003 
  • Civil Trial Specialist, Certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, October 1988, and subsequently recertified up through present date
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Member, 1978 to present.  Hennepin County Bar Association Civil Litigation Section, 1984 to present.  Hennepin County District Ethics Committee, Vice-Chair of one of the Screening Committees and for one of the IRC panels.  Previously served as member and investigator from 1996 to 2004