Judge Melissa J. Listug

Pope County Courthouse
Eighth Judicial District
(320) 634-5222

Chambers Phone: (320) 424-7170

Eighth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Melissa J. Listug


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


J.D., University of Minnesota 
B.A., University of Minnesota 

Past Employment: 

  • Attorney; Littler Mendelson, P.C.
  • Attorney; Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, L.L.P.
  • Summer Associate; Rider, Bennett, Eagan & Arundel
  • Clerk, Office of the General Counsel, University of Minnesota
  • Federal Judicial Extern, Magistrate Judge Jonathan Lebedoff

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association District 16
  • Committee member, Raising Pope County