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Judge Robert A. Docherty

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed Aug. 17, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.

Education:

J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1987

B.A., English, Creighton University in Omaha, 1983

Employment:

Managing Attorney, Mankato office of the Fifth Judicial District Public Defender’s Office

Assistant Public Defender, Fifth Judicial District

Attorney; Somsen, Schade and Franta; New Ulm

Staff attorney, Minnesota Court of Appeals

Professional and Community Activities:

Volunteer Mock Trial coach and judge, New Ulm High School

Board of Deacons, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church

Former co-chair, New Ulm Human Rights Commission