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Chief Judge Susan Segal

Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Designee

Susan Segal is the Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals after being appointed by Governor Tim Walz to the role on May 1, 2020. Judge Segal has served on the Court of Appeals since her appointment by Governor Walz in November 2019. Previously, Judge Segal served for twelve years as the Minneapolis City Attorney. In that position, she was responsible for all of the legal work of the City, including all litigation involving the City and its boards and commissions, and managing an office of 110 employees. Judge Segal was also responsible for managing the criminal division of the office that typically handled over 15,000 criminal prosecutions per year. Prior to becoming Minneapolis City Attorney, Judge Segal was a Senior Attorney at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, a partner at Gray Plant Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A., and practiced for several years in her own law firm. 

Judge Segal earned her B.A. from the University of California – Berkeley, and her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

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