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Theodora Gaïtas, Judge 2020-

Theodora Gaïtas

Theodora K. Gaitas

 

Theodora K. Gaïtas was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Governor Tim Walz on May 18, 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed to the Court of Appeals on May 18, 2020, by Governor Tim Walz. 

Appointed to the District Court on September 12, 2018, by Governor Mark Dayton.

Education: 

J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1994
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Minnesota, 1991

Employment:

Attorney, Matonich Law, P.C., 2013-2018
​Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender, 1998-2013
Assistant Public Defender, Second Judicial District Public Defender, 2001-2002
​Law Clerk, Honorable Robert H. Schumacher, Minnesota Court of Appeals, 1997
Assistant Public Defender, Bucks County Public Defender’s Office, Bucks County, PA, 1994-1996
​Law Clerk, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 1993-1994

Professional Memberships:

Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Rules of Evidence, 2015-Present
​Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, 2013-2016
Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, 2001-2007
​Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
​Minnesota Women Lawyers

Professional and Community Activities:

Jungle Theater, Board of Directors, Chair and Director, 2013-2018
​Children of Incarcerated Caregivers, Board of Directors, 2015-2018
CAMP!, Board of Directors, 2017-2018
​Sunny Hollow Montessori Board of Trustees, Chair and Trustee, 2010-2013