Hennepin County Judge Theodora Gaïtas ’94 Appointed to Court of Appeals

May 18, 2020

Hennepin County District Court Judge Theodora Gaïtas ’94 has been appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals by Governor Tim Walz.

Gaïtas will filli a vacancy created by the departure of retiring Judge John Rodenberg.

“Judge Gaïtas has a reputation for excellence and an unquestionable commitment to fairness and justice for Minnesotans,” said Governor Walz. “Her experience is deeply rooted in service to others – both in her work on behalf of victims of domestic violence and children, and as a public defender. It is an honor to appoint her to the Minnesota Court of Appeals.”

Gaïtas currently serves as a judge in the Fourth Judicial District chambered in Minneapolis, where she presides over criminal matters and co-chairs the district’s Domestic Violence Steering Committee. Previously, she practiced with Matonich Law, where she represented individuals in medical negligence and medical device litigation throughout Minnesota. Prior to practicing at Matonic Law, she served as an appellate public defender with the Minnesota Appellate Public Defender’s Office, 

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Theodora Gaïtas ’94
Judge Theodora Gaïtas ’94

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