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DeAnne M. Hilgers and Timothy T. Mulrooney Appointed to Fill Second Judicial District Vacancies

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016

Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of DeAnne M. Hilgers and Timothy T. Mulrooney as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. Ms. Hilgers and Mr. Mulrooney are replacing the Honorable Diane R. Alshouse and the Honorable James H. Clark, who both retired earlier this year. Ms. Hilgers and Mr. Mulrooney will be chambered at Saint Paul in Ramsey County.
 
“Ms. DeAnne Hilgers and Mr. Timothy Mulrooney have served their communities with distinction throughout their exceptional careers,” said Governor Dayton. “Their shared commitments to justice and service will serve them well as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District.”
 
About DeAnne M. Hilgers
Ms. Hilgers is an equity partner at Lindquist & Vennum, LLP, where she handles cases primarily in immigration law. Previously, she was an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Russell Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court, and the Honorable Michael Kirk, Seventh Judicial District, and a reporter for The Forum in Fargo, ND. Ms. Hilgers earned her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. 
 
Ms. Hilgers is a board member of the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, a volunteer lawyer at The Advocates for Human Rights, and a volunteer at From Houses to Homes.
 
About Timothy T. Mulrooney
Mr. Mulrooney is a judicial referee in the Family Court Division of the Fourth Judicial District Court. Previously, he was an attorney and shareholder at Henson & Efron, P.A., an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, an Assistant Minneapolis City Attorney, and a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Richard B. Solum, Fourth Judicial District. Mr. Mulrooney earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
 
Mr. Mulrooney is on the Civil Committee of the Hennepin County Family Violence Coordinating Council, founder and member of the Limited Scope Pro Bono Legal Services Program, and volunteers as a mock trial coach for Capitol Hill fifth graders.
 
Minnesota’s Second Judicial District consists of Ramsey County.
 
More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at http://mn.gov/governor/appointments/judicial-appointments/.