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Judge Patrick M. Biren

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on March 5, 2020.
Current term expires January 2023.
 

Education:

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
B.A., St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota
 

Employment:

  • Managing Shareholder, Stich, Angell Kreidler & Unke, P.A.;
  • Partner, Brownson & Linnihan, PLLP;
  • Judicial Law Clerk, The Honorable Michael T. De Courcy, Ramsey County District Court 

Bar Admissions:

Minnesota Supreme Court;
Federal District Court, District of Minnesota;
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
 

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
8th District Bar Association
Past Member, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Past Member, Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
Minnesota District Judges Association
 

Community Activities:

Previously Board Member of MAF Memorial Foundation
Previously Volunteer Attorney, Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid
Previously Conciliation Court Referee, Dakota County
Judge, Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial Competition
 

Awards/Honors:

Minnesota Rising Stars (2011, 2013, and 2014)
Minnesota SuperLawyer (2019 and 2020)
North Star Lawyer recognition for pro bono service (2014 to 2020)