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Honorable Shaun Floerke

District Court Judge, Sixth Judicial District of Minnesota

Judge Floerke is a District Court Judge of the 6th Judicial District of Minnesota, chambered in Duluth. He was appointed to the bench July 2004. Before taking the bench he served as a lead prosecutor, litigation attorney in a private law firm, and as a senior attorney in government civil litigation.

Judge Floerke founded and presides over a DWI problem-solving court, serves as Co-Chair of the Minnesota Drug Court Initiative and is a past member of the Minnesota Judicial Council, the governing body for the judiciary in Minnesota.

Judge Floerke trains judges and other professionals on domestic violence issues nationally with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and also with the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP). He is a faculty member and trainer for the National Center for DWI Courts. He was awarded a judicial leadership award by Minnesota Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) in 2011 for his work addressing drunk driving.