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Miriam P. Rykken

Workers' Compensation Judge

Judge Rykken's Legal Assistant, Samantha Cosgriff, may be reached at (651) 361-7845 or via email at

Judge Rykken has been a Workers’ Compensation Judge since 2011. Her responsibilities include conducting evidentiary and special term hearings, administrative conferences and settlement conferences on workers’ compensation claims.

600 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

PO Box 64620
St. Paul, MN 55164-0620

J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
B.A., Concordia College, magna cum laude

Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, Judge (1999-2011). Appellate review of decisions issued by the Office of Administrative Hearings. Related legal research and drafting decisions.

Aafedt, Forde, Gray, Monson & Hager, P.A., Trial Attorney (1987-1999). Primary area of specialization:  Workers’ compensation.  Related areas of concentration:  Employment and insurance coverage issues related to workers’ compensation; toxic tort litigation. 

University of Minnesota Agricultural Extension Service, Administrative Fellow (1978-1985)

Senior High School Instructor, West Fargo Public School District No. 6 (1976-1978)

Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
National Association of Women Judges
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Qualified Neutral Rule 114
Admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota; U.S. District Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit; and District Court, Federal District of Minnesota

Judge & Attorney Coach, YMCA Youth in Government & MSBA High School Mock Trial Program
Former Representative, City of St. Paul Youth Program Fund Board and Business Review Council
Volunteer Reader for “Everybody Wins” statewide elementary school reading program

Photograph of  Miriam P. Rykken
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