gavel-image.jpg JAMES MORTENSON 
Administrative Law Judge

Contact Information
(651) 361-7900

Judge Mortenson's Legal Assistant Rachel Youness may be reached at (651) 361-7881, via email at or via facsimile at (651) 539-0300.


  • Juris Doctorate, William Mitchell College of Law, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1992


  • Administrative Law Judge, Office of State Superintendent of Education, Washington, D.C., 2008-2013
  • Due Process Specialist/Hearing Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Education, 1999-2008
  • Private Practice of Law, 1995-1999 

PROFESSIONAL affiliations

  • National Association of Administrative Law Judges
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • National Academy for IDEA Administrative Law Judges and Hearing Officers

COMMUNITY Activities 

  • Director, Vice Chair and Chairperson, ISD 272 Board, 2006-2010
  • Guardian ad Litem, Ramsey County, 1993-1999
  • Mediator, Hennepin County Housing Court and Minnesota Department of Human Rights/U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 1996-1998