Judge Carol M. Hanks


Appointed Mar. 10, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current term expires Jan. 2019.


J.D., Mitchell Hamline College of Law
B.S., Minnesota State University 

Past Employment:

Shareholder, Patton, Hoversten & Berg, P.A.
Judicial law clerk, Third Judicial District

Professional Memberships: 

  • Fifth District Bar Association
  • Steele County Bar Association (also past president)
  • Lawyers Professional Responsibility Fifth District Ethics Committee
  • Children’s Justice Initiative committees, Steele and Waseca counties