Senior Judge Judith M. Tilsen
Senior Judge Judith M. Tilsen


Elected 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.  Retired July 6, 2020. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023.


J.D., University of Minnesota, 1989
B.S., College of Agriculture, 1980


Assistant Attorney- Hennepin County, 1990-1998
Public Defender- Ramsey County, 1996

Professional Memberships:

National Association of Women Judges
Minnesota District Judges Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association

Professional Activities:

Board of Directors- Criminal Defense, 1999-present

Community Activities:

Judge Tilsen is currently co-hosting a Cable TV television program called "One & the Same." The program is televised throughout Ramsey County and parts of Washington and Dakota counties.

Lecturing and Teaching Experience:

Adjunct Professor- William Mitchell College of Law, 2001-2006