Judge Thomas A. Gilligan, Jr.


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Sept. 2, 2014. Elected in 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Past Employment:

Shareholder and trial lawyer, Murnane Brandt

Adjunct professor, University of St. Thomas Law School

Current Professional and Community Activities:

  • Assembly representative, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Board member, History Department Board of Visitors, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Board member, Lawyer’s Guild of St. Thomas More

Past Professional and Community Activities:

  • Board member, coach, manager, St. Paul Blackhawks Soccer Club
  • Board member, The Sanneh Foundation
  • Guardian ad Litem, Ramsey County Guardian ad Litem Program
  • Volunteer attorney, Tubman Safety Project
  • Board member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Board member, Lawyers’ Professionalism and Ethics Committee, Defense Research Institute
  • Member, Operations Committee, Minnesota State Bar Association