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Two new judges in Ramsey County


Leonardo Castro and Patrick Diamond were appointed today to the Ramsey County bench.

Castro currently works as the managing attorney for the Second Judicial District Public Defender’s Office. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Saint Thomas School of Law. Previously, Castro served as the Chief Public Defender for the Fourth and Fifth Judicial Districts where he administered public defense services for each district’s counties. Prior to this, he maintained a general practice at Riha Law Office. Castro earned a B.S. in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, University College, in 1988; and a J.D. from Northern Illinois University, College of Law in 1992.

 Diamond currently serves as the Deputy Hennepin County Attorney for Criminal Prosecution. He previously worked as a Special Litigation


Division Manager within the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Diamond also served as Deputy Hennepin County Attorney for Civil. Prior to this, he handled civil appellate and litigation matters as an associate attorney with Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly.  Mr. Diamond received his B.A. summa cum laude in Secondary Education from Hamline University in 1982; and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1986.

One comment

  1. Its about time a hispanic gets a judgeship, now only if dayton would of appointed martinez as well… Then maybe the sunglasses would not be needed as much in the courthouse. 🙂

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