Honor Jay Quam

Hon. Jay M. Quam ’88

Judge, Hennepin County District Court


  • Moorhead State University, B.A.
  • University of Minnesota, J.D.

Judge Jay Quam is a 1988 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School who has been a judge on the Fourth Judicial District bench since October 2006. He has been handling a full caseload of serious felony cases since 2013. Before being appointed to the bench, Judge Quam was a shareholder at the Fredrikson & Byron law firm in the civil litigation department.

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