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Judge Jennifer L. Frisch

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

Judge Jennifer L. Frisch


Appointed to the Court of Appeals on May 4, 2020, by Governor Tim Walz.

Appointed to District Court January 13, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016.


  • B.A. Macalester College, magna cum laude
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude

Employment History:

  • Senior Associate General Counsel, University of Minnesota
  • Attorney, Kelly & Berens, P.A. 

Advisory or Policy-Making Positions:

  • Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee, Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Member, Civil Litigation Council, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Faculty, Judicial Trial Skills Program
  • Member, Judicial Trial Skills Program Re-design Committee
  • Member, New Judge Orientation Re-design Committee
  • Past Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee, General Rules of Practice for District Courts
  • Past Member, Federal Practice Committee, United States District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Supervising Judge, Mitchell Hamline School of Law Judicial Externship Program
  • Supervising Judge, University of Minnesota Law School Judicial Externship Program
  • Presiding Judge, Law in Practice Chambers Conference, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Volunteer, Minnesota High School Mock Trial
  • Volunteer, Ramsey County Bar Association Claire’s Court Program
  • Volunteer, Ramsey County Job Shadow Program
  • Volunteer, Neighborhood House Food Shelf

Academic Positions:

  • Moot Court Instructor, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Legal Writing Instructor, University of Minnesota Law School
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law