Judge Theresa M. Neo

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed June 6, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016. Current term expires Jan. 2023.

Education:

J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 2001

B.A., Metropolitan State University, 1993

A.A., Culinary Arts Southern Maine Community College, 1989

Employment:

Judge- Sixth Judicial District (Duluth), 2014- present

Assistant Duluth City Attorney- Criminal Division

Staff attorney, Indian Legal Assistance Program

Staff attorney, Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women

SM2D, Inc. Computer Consulting Firm

U.S. Army National Guard

Professional Memberships:  

  • Minnesota District Judges Association (MDJA)
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Lavender Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ)
  • NAWJ Juvenile Justice and Welfare Committee
  • IAGLBTQ+ Judges
  • 11th District Bar Association Member and past president
  • 11th District Ethics Committee (past member)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Sixth Judicial District Children’s Justice Initiative (CJI) member
  • Sixth Judicial District Lead Judge for Children’s Justice Initiative
  • Southern St. Louis County Children’s Justice Initiative
  • Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards- Board Member
  • McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Judge
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial Judge
  • Temple Israel Board of Trustees (former member)
  • American Red Cross of Northern Minnesota- Volunteer and former member of the Board of Directors
  • International Coastal Cleanup- Lake Superior Beach Sweep
  • Sing! A Women’s Chorus