Luis Bartolomei (’94) Appointed to Fourth District Court
DECEMBER 9, 2011—Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Luis A. Bartolomei (’94) to the bench of Minnesota’s Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County), replacing Judge Charles A. Porter Jr. (’70), who retired earlier this year.
In a Dec. 8, 2011, announcement, Dayton said, "Mr. Bartolomei’s connection with the community and his experience representing so many people of many different backgrounds through the Student Legal Services at the University of Minnesota make him very well suited" to the position.
As an staff attorney with University Student Legal Service since 2001, Bartolomei has provided legal advice and counseling and has represented students in consumer, criminal misdemeanor, immigration, tenant, and many other matters. He also has given presentations on immigration, criminal law, and other issues to student groups and national audiences.
Since 2006, Bartolomei has taught courses in civil litigation, products liability, criminology and forensics, constitutional law, and American legal systems as an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law. He also is active in the nonprofit National Legal Aid and Defender Association and has provided pro bono criminal defense services.
Previously, he was an associate with James C. Selmer & Associates, an assistant public defender in Minnesota’s Third and Tenth Judicial Districts, an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, chair of Edina’s Human Rights and Relations Commission, and interim executive director and a board member of the Chicano Latino Affairs Council.