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Appointed as Chief Justice on July 1, 2010. Elected in 2012 and 2018. Term expires Jan. 2025.
Appointed as Associate Justice on January 11, 2006.
J.D. Degree, magna cum laude, order of the coif
Georgetown University Law Center, 1986
B.A. Degree, with distinction
University of Minnesota Morris, 1983
Prior to being appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Gildea served as a judge in the Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County.
Before being appointed to the bench in September 2005, Justice Gildea was a prosecutor in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office (2004-2005), Associate General Counsel at the University of Minnesota (1993-2004) and in private litigation practice at Arent Fox in Washington, D.C. (1986-1993).
Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission (May 2001-November 2004)
Board of Directors, YWCA of Minneapolis (July 2000-June 2003)
Advisory Board, MINNCORR Industries (June 2000-June 2002)
Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure (2004-2006)
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
National Center for State Courts' Conference of Chief Justices