Brianne J. Buccicone and John D. Klossner have been named to the 10th Judicial District Court bench. Buccicone will replace Judge Thomas D. Hayes, and will be chambered at Elk River in Sherburne County. Klossner will replace Judge James E. Dehn, and will be chambered at Cambridge in Isanti County.
Buccione is an assistant county attorney in Anoka County with a B.A. from the University of Minnesota and her J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
Klossner is the First Assistant Chief Public Defender in the 7th and 8th Judicial District Public Defender’s Office. He earned his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.
The 10th Judicial District also will acquire a new court administrator on July 10 when Paul Patterson will become its new district administrator. Patterson has worked in the Superior Court of California – Alameda County since 2013 as a court support director and spent over three years in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida as a division manager.
Patterson will replace Michael Moriarity, who is retiring as 10th Judicial District administrator after more than 30 years of service in Minnesota’s court system. Moriarity was appointed district administrator in December 2004, after spending 20 years in various positions with the 2nd Judicial District (Ramsey County) and the Minnesota Supreme Court.