Marc Berris, Judge - 4th District Court, Seat 44: Candidate Profile

The 2012 election will the first election for Berris, a New Hope resident who has 18 years representing individuals and small businesses in a variety of legal matters.

General Information

Name : Marc S. Berris
Age : 43
Place of residence : New Hope, MN



Attended college : Yes
College : University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Degree : B.A., Sociology
Year of graduation : May-91

Grad school

Ph D.

University : William Mitchell College of Law
Area of research : J.D., cum laude
Year of graduation : May-94

Employment Information

Job titles held : Attorney, Segal, Roston & Berris, PLLP; Conciliation Court Referee, Hennepin County Conciliation Court; On-Call Firefighter, Golden Valley Fire Department; Deputy Sheriff (part-time), Meeker County Sheriff's Office; Adjunct Instructor, Hennepin Technical College
Employers : See above

Political Information

Party affiliation : Other
Party affiliation : Non-partisan office
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Hennepin County District Court, Seat 44
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : None
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None

Party HQ

Address P.O. Box 270056, Golden Valley, MN 55427

Campaign Manager

Name : Anthony D. Spector, Jill A. Oleisky & Tanner J. Berris
Title : Campaign Committee Co-Chairs


Website : www.marcberris.org
Twitter : @BerrisForJudge
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/MarcBerrisForHennepinCountyJudge

Other facts

I have spent the last 18 years representing individuals and small businesses in a wide variety of legal matters, and have had the opportunity to see first-hand how being in court can impact a person's entire life.

I have always kept my clients in mind when I have served as a Conciliation Court Referee or municipal hearing officer and I have treated every person whose case I considered with the respect, courtesy and attention that I would both want and expect were it me whose case was being considered.

For all of my life I have worked hard to serve others, whether this means getting out of bed at 2:00 a.m. to respond to a fire call in my community, serving on the board of a charter school serving students with autism, coaching a high school mock trial team, or meeting with new parents of critically ill children to share my own experiences as the parent of a “preemie.”  I have never refused to help where help is needed, and I have always been willing to share my particular skills whenever possible.  I do it to set an example for my sons, but more than that, I do it because it is the right thing to do.

I have a unique and varied background — both personally and professionally — and will bring that experience with me to the Hennepin County Court. I ask for your vote on November 6.


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