Judge Shawn L. Pearson


Appointed July 12, 2021, by Governor Tim Walz. Term expires January 2, 2023.


JD, Georgetown University
BA, University of Chicago


Mansfield Tanick & Cohen, PA (2003-2007)
General Mills, Inc. (2007-2012)
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP (2012-2014)
Essentia Health (2015-2020)
Parent/Child in Need of Protection or Services Attorney (2020-2021)

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers

Professional and Community Activities:

Clayton Jackson McGhie Memorial, Board of Directors
Community Action Duluth / Family Freedom Center, Volunteer
Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
Children’s Law Center, Volunteer Attorney
Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Mentor
Midway Baseball, Coach
USA Youth Bandy, Coach