Governor Dayton Appoints Colleen Goggins King to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy
October 11, 2013
Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Ms. Colleen Goggins King as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Ms. King will be replacing the Honorable Michael V. Sovis, who retired earlier this year. The judgeship will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
“Throughout her career, Ms. Colleen Goggins has demonstrated a strong commitment to justice, and to the well being of her community,” said Governor Dayton. “I am pleased to appoint Ms. Goggins to serve as District Court Judge, and I am confident she will serve the people of the First District with distinction.”
Ms. King works as a partner with Wornson, Goggins, Zard, Neisen, Morris & King, P.C., where she maintains a general practice that includes family law, criminal defense, estate planning, probate, conservator/guardianship matters and civil litigation. Previously, she served as a part-time public defender for Scott, Dakota and McLeod Counties and was an attorney with McDonough, Wagner & Ho, L.L.P. Ms. King earned her B.A. from the College of St. Benedict and her J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law.
Additionally, Ms. King is a founding board member of the New Prague Area Education Foundation, a member of the Rotary Club of New Prague and a volunteer teacher for St. Wenceslaus Church’s Children’s Liturgy.
Ms. King resides with her family in New Prague.
Minnesota’s First Judicial District consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley Counties.
More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at http://mn.gov/governor/appointments/judicial-appointments/