Elected in 1996, 2002, and 2008.
Retired on Mar. 4, 2014.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Mar. 5, 2014, to June 30, 2015.
J.D., cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1979
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1967
Attorney, Bassford, Lockhart, Truesdell & Briggs, P.A., 1983-1996
Assistant State Public Defender, 1979-1983
Minnesota District Judges Association
Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court, 1993-2005 (President, 1999-2000)
Certified Trial Attorneys Association, 1995-2002
Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota Bar Association, August 1, 1995
Adjunct Faculty, William Mitchell College of Law, 1980-1983
Presenter at numerous Continuing Legal Education seminars
Member, Domestic Violence Court Team
- Civil & Criminal, 2/2008-3/2014 (Asst. Presiding Judge Civil, July 2008-Mar. 2014)
- Family, 1/2006-1/2008
- Civil & Criminal, 6/2000-12/2005
- Family, 1/1998-5/2000, (Presiding Judge 1999-2000)
- Criminal, 1/1997-12/1997