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Judge Kathryn L. Quaintance

Hennepin County

Hennepin County Courthouse
Phone: (612)348-2040

Chambers Phone: 612-348-5067

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff


Appointed in 2000 
Elected in 2002 and 2008.

Her current term expires in January 2015.


J.D., Rutgers Law School, 1986
B.A., Smith College, 1977


  • Deputy Hennepin County Attorney, 1999
  • Senior Hennepin County Attorney, Domestic Violence Unit, 1996
  • Hennepin County Attorney Office - Criminal Trials, 1990
  • Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, 1986

Additional Information:

Assignment History

  • Criminal, 3/2013-present
  • Juvenile Court Presiding Judge, 11/2008-2/2013
  • Juvenile, 7/2008-10/2008
  • Felony Block, 3/2006-6/2008
  • Juvenile, 1/2003-2/2006
  • Criminal, 12/2000-12/2000

Judicial Activity

  • Chair of the Fourth Judicial District committees on judicial education and mentoring of new judges
  • Representative to the Fourth Judicial District Executive Committee
  • Training Minnesota judges through Minnesota Supreme Court Judicial Education
  • Instructor with the National Judicial College
  • Past chair of the Hennepin County Fatality Review Project
  • Past co-chair of the Hennepin County Bar Association's Juvenile Law Section, 2004
  • Past chair of the multi-disciplinary committee on juvenile mental health issues