Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed two women and two men to fill open positions in the Fourth Judicial District, which covers Hennepin County. They include:
Diane B. Bratvold, shareholder with Briggs and Morgan. She also a volunteer attorney at Advocates for Human Rights and an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School. Previously, she was a partner with Rider Bennett and an attorney with Fetterly & Gordon. Bratvold earned her B.A. from Macalester College and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law.
Hilary Lindell Caligiuri, senior assistant Hennepin County Attorney. Previously, she served in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office as an assistant attorney general, managing the office’s criminal division, and as the deputy attorney general, overseeing the civil litigation, torts and employment law, and tax litigation divisions. Caligiuri earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law.
William J. Fisher, shareholder at Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett. Fisher has been an adjunct professor at the William Mitchell College of Law and a community faculty member at Metropolitan State University. He is a board member for the Society for Legal Aid, and a member of the pro bono committee of the Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota Bar Association. Fisher earned his B.A. from Tufts University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Juan G. Hoyos, assistant county attorney at the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. Previously, he was a public defender, serving in the State Public Defender’s Office and in Minnesota’s First and Second Judicial Districts. Hoyos currently co-chairs the Minnesota State Bar Assocation’s Public Law Section. He earned his B.A from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law.