Three candidates recommended for Hennepin County judgeship

The Commission on Judicial Selection has recommended three candidates for an open judge position in Hennepin County. Gov. Mark Dayton will now make the final selection to replace Judge Philip Bush, who retired.

The three are:

Michael K. Browne, director of Minneapolis’ Office of Police Conduct Review. He’s also been assistant director at the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights, the Legal Affairs Manager at the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the interim Director of the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights. He’s an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas, School of Law and a former chair of the Jordan Area Community Council.

Tamar N. Gronvall is an Assistant Attorney General and Manager of Tax Litigation, Bankruptcy, and Education Divisions. She’s also been an Assistant Attorney General for the Health Licensing Division and has been a volunteer refugee asylum attorney for Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights. She’s a former adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota School of Law. 

Daniel S. Le has a law firm focusing small business/corporate, employment, family, residential/commercial real estate, and immigration matters. He had been a legal aid attorney with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and a prosecutor in St. Paul. He’s on the Board of Mu Performing Arts and  served on the MN Racial Fairness Committee, Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Page Education Senior Mentor Program and Mounds View Charter Commission.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Wagner on 03/27/2015 - 09:53 pm.


    Have known and worked with MKB for going on 10 years: Exceptional: Balance, intelligence, integrity, judgement, fair play, has significant inner city experience, “gets it” has strong perspective on why things are the way they are. None political kind of guy.

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