Judge Theresa Couri


Appointed March 8, 2021, by Governor Tim Walz. Elected November 8, 2022. Current term expires December 31, 2028.


  • J.D., University of Loyola Chicago School of Law 1991 (Loyola Law Review Lead Articles Editor)
  • B.S.W., University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, 1988


  • Managing Hennepin County Attorney
  • Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
  • Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
  • Legal Writing Instructor, William Mitchell College of Law
  • Litigation Associate, Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly
  • Certified Law Student, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago

Professional Memberships:

  • Former Member, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
  • Former Member, National District Attorney’s Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Volunteer, Interfaith Outreach and Community Partners (IOCP)
  • Former member of local City Planning Commission
  • Former Member, Hennepin County Disparity Reduction Committee (Health Domain)
  • Volunteer Mentor for the Diversity Leadership Mentoring Program

Additional Information:

  • National Association of Counties (NACo) 2020 Achievement Award for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office Community Engagement Unit (Criminal Justice/Public Safety Category)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer: Rising Star 2001