Judge Catherine McPherson


Appointed Nov. 9, 2011, by Governor Mark Dayton. Took office Nov. 9, 2011. Elected in 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1994

M.S.W., University of Minnesota, 1990

B.A., University of St. Thomas, 1985

Past Employment:

Assistant County Attorney and Head of Operations, Anoka County Attorney’s Office

Assistant Hennepin County Attorney

Adjunct professor, William Mitchell College of Law

Worked in a number of areas of law including juvenile, criminal, and civil.

Professional Memberships:

Ethics investigator and past president, 21st District Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Volunteer mediator and Board of Directors member, Mediation Services of Anoka County

Volunteers in church and schools