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Lucinda E. Jesson, Judge, 2016-

Lucinda E. Jesson

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Judge Lucinda E. Jesson was appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals by Governor Mark Dayton on January 4, 2016.



Appointed Jan. 4, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Bachelor of Arts, University of Arkansas

Past Employment:

  • Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Associate Professor of Law and Director of Health Law Institute, Hamline University
  • Chief Deputy County Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Deputy Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
  • Partner; Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, LLP (now Fox Rothschild)
  • Shareholder, Jesson & Pust PA 

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Minnesota Judicial Council
  • Vice chair, Board of Directors, Lutheran Social Services
  • Board of Directors, Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
  • Board of Directors, Close Gaps by 5
  • Co-chair, Minnesota Tribal Court / State Court Forum
  • Governing Council, Minnesota State Bar Association's Appellate Law Section
  • Tutor, Reading Partners