Judge Jeanne M. Cochran

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

Judge Jeanne M. Cochran


Appointed Nov. 7, 2018, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


  • Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, Dartmouth College

Past Employment:

  • Administrative Law Judge, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings (2012-2018)
  • Assistant Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (2000-2012)
  • Legislative Analyst/Attorney, Minnesota House of Representatives, House Research Department (1998-2000)
  • Leonard, Street, and Deinard, Associate Attorney (1994-1998)
  • Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, Associate Attorney (1992-1994)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association member; Public Utilities Section, past Chair and Executive Council member
  • YMCA Camp Widjiwagan Board of Directors, past member
  • Everybody Wins Minnesota, Reading Volunteer (2014-2016)
  • Moot court judge


  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Administrative Law Externship Course (2015-2018)