Appointed August 1, 1997, by Governor Arne Carlson. Elected 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023.
William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. 1985); Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa (B.S. Business Administration 1981); Cambridge University, England.
Larkin, Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren (1985-97), specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, workers’ compensation and products liability law.
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association; Hennepin and Ramsey County Bar Associations; Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association.
Volunteer, Meals on Wheels and Sharing and Caring Hands; Judge, Minnesota State High School League Mock Trial Competition; Coordinator, Mendata Heights Hockey program; Community Corrections Advisory Council; football and hockey referee at the college and high school levels (1984-present).