U.S. attorney is named to Ramsey bench

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 22, 2010 - 9:58 PM

An assistant U.S. attorney in Minneapolis has been appointed to the Ramsey County District Court, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced on Thursday.

Robyn Millenacker, 48, succeeds Michael Fetch, who retired in October.

Millenacker has been with the U.S. attorney's office since 1996.

"Robyn has distinguished herself as a civil prosecutor in the U.S. attorney's office," Pawlenty said in a statement. "Her diverse professional background and strong intellect will be an asset to a bench that has a high volume of complex cases."

Before joining the U.S. attorney's office in Minneapolis, Millenacker was an assistant U.S. attorney in Los Angeles from 1994 to 1996, a lawyer in private practice in California from 1989 to 1994, a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Magistrate Judge Janice Symchych in St. Paul from 1988 to 1989, a law clerk with Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro in 1987 and a law clerk with the Hennepin County Attorney's Office in Minneapolis in 1986.

Millenacker earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1984 and graduated from the U Law School in 1988.

Millenacker was born in Rochester and lives in North Oaks with her husband, Michael Sharpe. They have four children.

PAUL WALSH

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