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Governor Walz Appoints David Brown to Fill Second Judicial District Vacancy

Monday, February 3, 2020  
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[ST. PAUL, MN] – January 31, 2020, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of David Brown as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. Mr. Brown’s appointment fills a vacancy that occurred upon the appointment of the Honorable Jeffrey M. Bryan to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and will be chambered at St. Paul in Ramsey County.

“I am honored to appoint David Brown as a District Court Judge in the Second Judicial District,” said Governor Walz. “He has spent his entire legal career serving the people of Minnesota, and I am grateful that he will continue that service on the bench. His tenure in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office speaks to the depth and breadth of his experience, as well as his commitment to the values of diversity, inclusion, and fairness in the legal field. He is an asset to the legal profession, and he will serve the people of Ramsey County well.”

Minnesota’s Second Judicial District consists of Ramsey County.

About David Brown

Mr. Brown is the Chief Deputy Hennepin County Attorney where he is responsible for overseeing the County Attorney’s four criminal divisions. He has led office initiatives on diversity and inclusion, drug reform, expungement expansion, and bail reform. Mr. Brown is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, previously working in the Child Protection, Adult Prosecution, and Appeals divisions. In addition to his duties as Chief Deputy, Mr. Brown is currently serving as President of the Minnesota County Attorneys Association. He is a frequent volunteer faculty member for state and national trainings on ethics, evidence, and trial skills. Additionally, Mr. Brown is an active member of the Veterans Defense Project Working Group, which seeks to expand alternative sentencing for veterans.

Mr. Brown received his B.A. magna cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College and his J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School.

David Brown headshot


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