Governor appoints James Moore to Fourth Judicial District

Governor Mark Dayton has appointed James Moore and Kristin Siegesmund as district court judges in Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District. Moore currently serves as the Litigation Manager of the Civil Division for the City Attorney’s Office, where he is responsible for assigning and supervising all litigation for the city. He previously worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the Civil Divisions of both Minneapolis and Bloomington.

Moore is actively involved with the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Civic Education Committee and is a community member of the Minnesota Internship Center School Board. He has also volunteered as a judge for the Hamline University National Mock Trial Competition and as a youth basketball coach. Moore received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981, and his J.D. with honors from Hamline University School of Law in 1985.

Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District consists of Hennepin County. Moore and Siegesmund will be replacing the Honorable David M. Duffy and the Honorable Lucy A. Wieland, who retired earlier this year. Both seats will be chambered at Minneapolis in Hennepin County.

Siegesmund works with Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid, where she serves as a Managing/Supervising Attorney for multiple divisions; most recently with the Consumer and Tax Units and previously the Housing and Housing Discrimination Units.  She previously worked as a staff attorney with the Minnesota Disability Law Center and was a commercial litigator at Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP. Siegesmund received her B.A. with honors from Brown University in 1977 and her J.D. with honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 1980.

Siegesmund has taught numerous courses at William Mitchell College of Law and served as Chair of the St. Louis Park Human Rights Commission. She has also held numerous volunteer positions with the St. Louis Park Schools and was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Technology for Persons with Disabilities. Ms. Siegesmund resides in St. Louis Park.


Published Dec 5, 2012



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