Senior Judge Teresa R. Warner
Senior Judge Teresa R. Warner


Appointed by Governor Arne Carlson on Jan. 26, 1998. Elected in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. Retired on Mar. 11, 2022. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from April 13, 2022, to June 30, 2023.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1986
B.A., cum laude, St. Mary's University (Winona), 1981

Legal Employment:

Minnesota District Court Judge, 1998- 2022
Assistant Washington County Attorney, Stillwater, MN, 1988-1998
Associate Attorney – Jardine, Logan and O’Brien, Saint Paul, MN 1986-1988
Law Clerk – Jardine, Logan and O’Brien, 1986
Law Clerk – Office of the Ramsey County Public Defender, 1983-1986
Law Clerk – The Honorable Harold W. Schultz, Second Judicial District, 1981-1983

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota District Judges Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association

Community and Legal Activities:

President, Minnesota District Judge’s Association, 2017- 2019
Vice President – Minnesota District Judge’s Association, 2015- 2017
Minnesota Judicial Council, 2017- present, and 2012- 2016
  • HR/EOD Committee member and chair, 2013-2016
  • LAW Committee, 2014 -2016
  • Strategic Planning, 2014, 2018
Minnesota Judicial Branch, Weighted Case Load Committee Chair, 2017- present
Chief Judge, Second Judicial District,  2012-2016
Assistant Chief Judge, Second Judicial District, 2012
Mentor and Instructor, New Judge Orientation, 2014- present
Mentor, UST Law School, 2016- present
East Side Learning Center, Board Member, 2016- present
Ramsey County Bar Association, Memorials Committee, 2012- present
Minnesota District Judges Association/Foundation, Memorials Chair, 2010- present
Ramsey County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2004-2007
Frequent presenter at local schools, law schools and judicial education programs