Judge Bethany Fountain Lindberg


Appointed Dec. 4, 2009, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2012 and 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota, 1997

B.S., Mankato State University, 1989

Associate of arts, Rochester Community College, 1985


Family Law Division chief attorney, Anoka County Attorney’s office, 2005-2009

Child Support Enforcement Unit chief attorney, Anoka County Attorney’s office, 2002-2005

Assistant Anoka County attorney, 1999-2001

Attorney, Swanson Law Firm in Grand Marais, 1997-1999

Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Anoka County Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Foundation Board

Anoka County Early Neutral Evaluation Steering Committee

Former member, Minnesota County Attorneys Association

Former chair, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility’s 21st District Ethics Committee

Professional and Community Activities:

Member, Northern Symphony Orchestra Board

Volunteer, Project Homeless Connect

Former volunteer, Alexandra House

  • Order for Protection Project Advisory Committee
  • HOPE Gala Committee
  • Educator, dissolution legal clinic

Judge Fountain Lindberg has also taught a number of CLE courses on family law matters and professional  responsibility and ethics.