Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Hamline Law alumnus Stoney Hiljus, J.D., ’95, as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Tenth Judicial District. Mr. Hiljus will be replacing the Honorable Timothy R. Bloomquist, who retired in January 2012. Mr. Hiljus’ seat will be chambered in Mora in Kanabec County.
Mr. Hiljus serves as the Coon Rapids City Attorney where he leads the City's in-house legal department. He has served on various task forces including the Anoka County Domestic Violence Task Force, the Minnesota Association of City Attorneys conference planning committee and was recently elected an officer of the Association of City Attorneys. Mr. Hiljus received a B.S., magna cum laude, from Minnesota State University in Mankato in 1992 before completing his Hamline Law J.D. in 1995.
Additionally, Mr. Hiljus has been an adjunct professor at Anoka Ramsey Community College and is an instructor with the Coon Rapids Police Citizens Academy. He has been a coach or judge in the Minnesota State Bar Association high school mock trial competition since 1997. Mr. Hiljus resides in Cambridge with his family.
Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District consists of Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington and Wright Counties.
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