Judge Stofferahn received a B.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1969 and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1976. Judge Stofferahn was an attorney with the law firm of Sieben, Grose, and Von Holtum for 25 years, representing injured people in workers' compensation cases. He was appointed to the Workers' Compensation Court of Appeals in April 2002.