Associate Justice Gordon L. Moore, III

Minnesota Judicial Center
Supreme Court
(651) 297-7650

Associate Justice Gordon L. Moore, III


Appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Tim Walz on Aug. 3, 2020. Elected in 2022. Current term expires Jan. 2029.

Appointed to District Court by Governor Mark Dayton on Mar. 1, 2012. Elected in 2014.


J.D., University of Iowa, 1988 (graduated with high honors) 

B.A., Carleton College, 1985


District Court Judge, Fifth Judicial District, Nobles County (March 2012 - July 2020)

Nobles County Attorney (January 2003 - February 2012)

Associate, Von Holtum, Malters & Shepherd, Worthington (February 1995 - December 2002)

Special Assistant Attorney and Assistant Attorney General, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (August 1988 - January 1995)

Professional Memberships:

American Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

13th District Bar Association

Nobles County Child Protection team

Professional and Community Activities:

Member, Northfield Rotary Club

Volunteer, KYMN Radio, Northfield (co-host of monthly “Legal Talk” program and occasional Northfield High School hockey color analyst)

Former board chair, Independent School District 518

Former board chair, Worthington Area YMCA

Community theater productions

Volunteer, high school mock trial coach

Volunteer, youth hockey coach

Volunteer, youth soccer coach