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Judge Lucinda E. Jesson

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

Judge Lucinda E. Jesson

Appointed/Elected: 

Appointed Jan. 4, 2016, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


Education:

Juris Doctor, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Bachelor of Arts, University of Arkansas

 

Past Employment:

  • Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Human Services
  • Associate Professor of Law, Hamline University
  • Partner; Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly, LLP 
  • Chief Deputy County Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Deputy Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
  • Shareholder, Jesson & Pust PA 

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Board of Directors, Lutheran Social Services
  • Board of Directors, Southern Prairie Center for Community Health Improvement
  • Board of Directors, Interfaith Action of Greater St. Paul
  • Board of Directors, Close Gaps by 5
  • Co-chair, Minnesota Tribal Court / State Court Forum
  • Former co-chair, Minnesota Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Former co-chair, Task Force on Health Care Financing
  • Former co-chair, Governor’s Task Force on Child Protection
  • Former co-chair, Children’s Justice Initiative
  • Member, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, Minnesota State Bar Association