Referee Ngoc Nguyen


September 12, 2022


  • B.A., University of Minnesota, 1998
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2001


  • 10th District Judicial Referee: March 2022-September 2022
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Judge (January 2014-March 2018), Co-Chief Judge (May 2018-March 2022)
  • Department of Corrections Hearing Officer (January 2013-January 2014)
  • Appellate Public Defender for the Appellate Public Defenders Office (October 2001-January 2013)

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota Asian Pacific Bar Association (Past President, President, Treasurer)
  • National Asian Pacific Bar Association
  • National Association of Hearing Officials

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Hennepin County Police Conduct Panel
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Southwest Citizens Advisory Council
  • Southwest Performing Arts Council
  • Stand Down Attorney
  • Tubman Family Alliance Council Board past member