Hamline News

Alumna Appointed District Court Judge


Governor Mark Dayton has appointed Hamline School of Law alumna Colleen Goggins King as district court judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District which consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott, and Sibley Counties.
“Throughout her career, Ms. Colleen Goggins has demonstrated a strong commitment to justice, and to the well being of her community,” Governor Dayton said. “I am pleased to appoint Ms. Goggins to serve as district court judge, and I am confident she will serve the people of the First District with distinction.”
King earned her J.D. from Hamline University in 2000 and currently works as a partner with Wornson, Goggins, Zard, Neisen, Morris & King, P.C., where she practices family law, criminal defense, estate planning, probate, conservator/guardianship matters, and civil litigation. She has previously served as a part-time public defender for Scott, Dakota, and McLeod Counties and was an attorney with McDonough, Wagner & Ho, L.L.P. King is a founding board member of the New Prague Area Education Foundation, a member of the Rotary Club of New Prague and a volunteer teacher for St. Wenceslaus Church’s Children’s Liturgy.