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Judge Bruce A. Peterson

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

4thJudgePetersonChambers@courts.state.mn.us
Chambers Phone: (612) 596-7126
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-7128
Judicial Clerk: (612) 596-7386

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Bruce A. Peterson
Appointed/Elected:Appointed on April 26, 1999
Elected in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018
Current term expires Jan. 2025
Education:J.D., Yale Law School, 1978
B.A., magna cum laude, Cornell University, 1972
 
Employment:
  • Hinshaw & Culberston, 1997
  • Popham, Haik, Schnobrich & Kaufman, 1987
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1980
  • Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, 1979
  • Law Clerk, Minnesota Supreme Court, 1978

Professional Memberships
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Additional InformationAssignment History
  • Civil & Criminal, 7/2016 - present
  • Criminal, 3/4/13 - 6/2016
  • Civil & Criminal, 9/2009 - 3/1/13
  • Family, 7/2006 - 8/2009
  • Civil & Criminal, 3/2005 - 6/2006
  • Family, 1/2002 - 3/2005
  • Civil & Criminal, 3/2000-12/2001
  • Criminal, 4/1999-2/2000
Fourth Judicial District presiding judge of Family Court, July 2006-July 2008
 

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