Can you Rank MN Unemployment Judges? [Updated]

MN unemployment judges are real people.  Many applicants seeking benefits have never spoken to a judge prior to their appeal.  For some, this causes stress and anxiety. As you research and prepare for your case, consider the following.

Most people do not find out who their judge will be until an appeal is filed and evidence is shared. Second, the judge assigned to a case can change.

Thus, focusing on a judge and their tendencies isn’t necessarily a legal strategy.

MN Unemployment Judges

Unemployment law judges are licensed attorneys. As a result, it can be very helpful to know which facts are most important versus secretly looking for their LinkedIn profile.

I get it. You want to prepare yourself and know everything there is to know. When there is time, pinpointing the rule of law is the name of the game. Practical experience has value and you owe it to your future self to complete your due diligence.

Raising Issues with an Unemployment Judge

Perhaps this might give you comfort:  certain judges get assigned specific unemployment issues.  In other words, complicated unemployment issues tend to be reviewed by judges with experience. However, this assumes the application process vetted out the issues.

In some circumstances, Applicants can ask an Unemployment Law Judge to review new issues. Raising an unemployment issues is supported under Minnesota Rule 3310.2910. Of course, if the applicant doesn’t know or see the issue prior to the hearing, this too can have a detrimental impact.

Unemployment Law Judges in Minnesota

For those still in search of information and in no particular order, here is a short list of judges that might be assigned to an unemployment appeal:

  • Allen, Lossom
  • Altavilla, Christina
  • Arendt, Kevin
  • Avila, Kevyn
  • Bateman, Annah
  • Bennett, Bonnie
  • Berger Curtis
  • Bergninghaus, Andrew
  • Best, Eli
  • Blomquist, Jeffrey
  • Boggio, Hannah
  • Bursch, Thomas
  • Capouch, Gary
  • Carter, Patricia
  • Conlin, Katherine
  • Cornell, Rachel
  • Cousin, Anna
  • Cox, David
  • Czeck, Tyler
  • Davis, Colette
  • Eng, Bryan
  • Flynn, Megan
  • Freeman, John
  • Froelich, Anne
  • Garcia, Carlos
  • Gibson, David
  • Hagedorn, John
  • Harrington, Jeffrey
  • Haynes, Tiffany
  • Helgeson, Karen
  • Herbers, James
  • Hertle, Richard
  • Hill, Gloria
  • Hines, Kaitlin
  • Humayun, Munazza
  • Kack, McKenzie
  • Kaehler, Lynn
  • Kellermann, Michael
  • Mackin, Sasha
  • Markham, Melannie
  • Martin, Twyla,
  • Matteson, mara
  • Mismash, Scott
  • Nehring, Alisha
  • Noubissie, Margaret
  • Odurukwe, Ifeanyi
  • Parlin, Kurtis
  • Pha, Lovw
  • Phillips, Keri
  • Pomeroy, Michelle
  • Rainville, Marian
  • Ratzlaff, Natalie
  • Ritter, Kelly
  • Rylander, Christopher
  • Seppmann, Karen
  • Shapiro, Evan
  • Sitz, Theodore
  • St. Martin, Matthew
  • Steffen, Christine
  • Stueve, Kate
  • Tabery, Heather
  • Teigland, Mark
  • Tessmer, Elizabeth
  • Thompson, Sheena
  • Trobaugh, Phillip
  • Vargason, Tracy
  • Vincze Turcean, Claudia
  • Voight, Linda
  • Wittmer, Rebecca
  • Yurshi, Heathe

Thoughts About ULJ in Minnesota

Focusing time and effort on a specific judge is a poor strategy.  Instead, lean on unemployment laws and facts.  

Thus, the presentation of specific facts (or evidence) is helpful to the referee or administrative law judge looking at the case.

How Can An Unemployment Lawyer Help?

Attorney Jasper Berg