tim-omalley.jpg Timothy J. O'Malley 

Contact Information
Kim Pogue, Legal Secretary
(651) 361-7891

Tim O'Malley was appointed Assistant Chief Judge in 2010 and promoted to Deputy Chief Judge in 2013.  Prior to joining the Office of Administrative Hearings, Judge O'Malley served as Superintendent of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.  He has practiced law in the private sector and worked for law enforcement agencies at the city, state and federal levels.

Judge O'Malley earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Chicago, where he served on The Law Review, and holds a Masters of Management and Administration from Metropolitan State University.  He has published several articles on topics ranging from best practices to ethical decision making.  He has also taught as a college professor and as law conference lecturer. 

His community activities include coaching with the Minnesota Special Olympics and volunteering at the Dorothy Day Homeless Shelter.

Judge O'Malley can be reached by contacting his Legal Assistant, Kim Pogue, at (651) 361-7891 or via e-mail at tim.omalley@state.mn.us.


  • Masters of Management and Administration, Summa Cum Laude, Metropolitan State University, 1998 
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Chicago Law School, 1985 
    • Associate Editor, The Law Review
  • Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Saint Mary’s College, 1977


  • Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, 1989-2010 
    • Special Agent, Supervisor, SWAT Team Leader, Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1986-1989 
    • Director's Exceptional Performance Award for case management and undercover performance in foreign counter-intelligence investigations
    • SWAT Team Member and Sniper
  • Sidley & Austin Law Firm, 1985-1986
  • Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, 1980-1982
  • Rochester, MN, Police Department, 1979-1980