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Judge Diane B. Bratvold

Minnesota Judicial Center
Court of Appeals
(651) 297-7650

Judge Diane B. Bratvold

Appointed/Elected:

  • Appointed to the Court of Appeals on Mar. 24, 2016. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.
  • Appointed to Hennepin County District Court by Governor Mark Dayton on Sept. 8, 2014. 

Education:

J.D., University of Minnesota School of Law
B.A., Macalester College

Past Employment:

Shareholder; Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
Volunteer attorney, Advocates for Human Rights
Adjunct professor, University of St. Thomas Law School
Partner; Rider Bennett, L.L.P.
Attorney; Fetterly & Gordon, P.A.

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Editor, Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook (Minnesota CLE)
  • Director, Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member, Advisory Committee on Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure
  • Judicial Fellow and Secretary, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers
  • Co-author, Art of Advocacy: Appeals (Lexis Nexis)
  • Author, The Appellate Process, Minnesota Practice: Methods of Practice
  • Director and treasurer, Advocates for Human Rights
  • Mentor, University of St. Thomas Law School
  • Trustee, Zion Foundation Board, Zion Lutheran Church
  • Member, South Sudan Committee, Zion Lutheran Church

Assignment History at Hennepin County District Court:

Civil / Criminal, 3/2/15 - 2/22/16
Criminal, 9/14 - 2/2015