Judge Matthew M. Quinn


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Sept. 14, 2017. Current term expires Jan. 2019.


J.D. with honors, William Mitchell College of Law, 1999
B.A., Summa Cum Laude, St. Cloud State University, 1995

Employment History:

  • Chief Deputy Stearns County Attorney (2003-2017)
  • Adjunct professor, aviation law, St. Cloud State University (2008-2012)
  • First Assistant Mille Lacs County Attorney (2000-2003)
  • Associate attorney; Barna, Guzy & Steffen (1999-2000)

Professional Memberships (past and present):

  • Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center Administrative Board
  • Minnesota Children’s Alliance Public Policy Committee
  • Stearns County Municipal League
  • Stearns-Benton Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Stearns County Chiefs of Police Association
  • Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
  • National District Attorney’s Association
  • Stearns County Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee
  • Founding member, Stearns County Drug Court (training by National Association of Drug Court Professionals)
  • Founding member, Stearns County Felony Domestic Violence Court
  • Founding team member, Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center

Community Activities:

  • Volunteer, Joy Christian Center, St. Cloud, MN

Professional Licenses:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 1999
  • Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training, 1992