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Jeffrey M. Johnson Appointed to Fill Third Judicial District Vacancy

Posted: Friday, February 9, 2018

Governor Mark Dayton today announced the appointment of Jeffrey M. Johnson as a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Mr. Johnson will be replacing the Honorable Thomas M. Neuville, and will be chambered at Faribault in Rice County.
“I am pleased to appoint Mr. Jeffrey Johnson to serve as District Court Judge,” said Governor Dayton. “Mr. Johnson will bring a breadth of public and private sector experience to the bench. I thank Mr. Johnson for his continued service to the people of Minnesota.”
Minnesota’s Third Judicial District consists of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona Counties.
More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at
About Jeffrey M. Johnson:
Mr. Johnson is the Third Judicial District Chief Public Defender, where he is responsible for the effective delivery of public defender services to eleven counties. Previously, he was the interim Managing Attorney and an Assistant Public Defender in the Third Judicial District Public Defender’s Office, the president of Jeffrey M. Johnson, P.A., and a partner at Schurhammer & Johnson, P.A. He earned his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.
Mr. Johnson serves on the steering committees for the Steele-Waseca and Olmsted Treatment Courts, as well as the advisory boards for Rice County Community Corrections and Dual Recovery.