Honorable Leo I. Brisbois

Leo I. Brisbois has been a U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota chambered in Duluth, MN, since 2010.  Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Brisbois served as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, from 1987 through 1998, both on active duty and then in the reserves; his active duty service included work as a Trial Counsel and as an Administrate Law officer both while serving in Germany.  Judge Brisbois was in private practice with the Minneapolis, MN, firm of Stich, Angell, Kreidler, Dodge & Unke from 1991 to 2010, where his practice included all aspects of litigation and appeals involving the defense of civil claims in state and federal courts.  Judge Brisbois has also previously served on the Civil Rules and Racial Fairness in The Courts advisory committees established by the Minnesota State Supreme Court, and he has served on the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.  From 2009 to 2010, Judge Brisbois was the first person of known Native American heritage to serve as President of the more than 16,000 member Minnesota State Bar Association.



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