Charles A. Porter
|Charles A. Porter|
|Current Court Information:|
|Minnesota Fourth Judicial District|
|Active:||1982 - 6/30/2013|
|Past position:||Municipal Court Judge|
|Past term:||1980 - 1982|
|Bachelors:||Lawrence University, 1967|
|Law School:||University of Minnesota Law School, 1970|
|Grad. School:||University of St. Thomas, 1985|
Charles A. Porter is a senior judge of the Minnesota Fourth Judicial District in Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was appointed to this court in 1982 and was elected to full terms in 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008. He retired on August 8, 2011.
Porter began his legal career in 1970 as a U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate. He worked in this position through 1976 and then served in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1977 to 2003. Aside from the armed forces, Porter worked as a private practice lawyer from 1974 to 1980, when he was appointed to the Municipal Court. This led to his appointment to the District Court in 1982.
- Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Judges
- StarTribune: West Metro, "Retiring Hennepin County judge was no shrinking violet in court", August 8, 2011