Gov. Walz appoints Stacey Sorensen to fill 1st Judicial District vacancy


February 17, 2022

Contact: Claire Lancaster



Governor Walz Appoints Stacey Sorensen to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Stacey Sorensen as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Ms. Sorensen will be replacing the Honorable Jerome B. Abrams and will be chambered in Hastings in Dakota County.

“I am excited to appoint Ms. Sorensen to serve on the First Judicial District bench,” said Governor Walz. “Ms. Sorensen is a committed member of her community with 15 years of experience as a civil litigator. I know Ms. Sorensen will work hard to create equitable outcomes for everyone who comes before her.”

“Ms. Sorensen has the expertise, knowledge, and compassion necessary for this role,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “Not only does she have extensive legal experience, but she also gives back to the profession by serving as a high school mock trial coach and adjunct law professor.”

Minnesota’s First Judicial District consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott, and Sibley Counties.

About Stacey Sorensen

Ms. Sorensen is an attorney for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Her legal practice includes personal injury, premises liability, commercial liability, workers compensation, and complex insurance litigation. Additionally, Ms. Sorensen serves as an adjunct professor in Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s trial advocacy program, and she is a Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Civil Trial Specialist. She has served as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association and as a volunteer faculty member for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. Ms. Sorensen coaches high school mock trial and serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented (MCGT), as well as the Prior Lake chapter of MCGT. Ms. Sorensen earned her B.A. from Macalester College and J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments Webpage.