Administrative Law Judge, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings
Judge Palmer-Denig was appointed as an administrative law judge at the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings in 2016. She hears contested evidentiary matters involving state agencies and local units of government, conducts rulemaking hearings and reviews the legality of administrative rules, and mediates cases pending before the court. She worked as a trial attorney at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an assistant attorney general and division manager at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, and as an associate at the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney. She also completed judicial clerkships for the Judge Donovan W. Frank of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and Justice Mary Muehlen Maring of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Judge Palmer-Denig has practiced in many different areas of law, including bankruptcy, public utilities regulation, civil commitment, and employment law, and has civil and administrative litigation experience in a variety of contexts. Judge Palmer-Denig is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114. She is a member of the board of directors of the Ramsey County Bar Association, and previously served on the St. Paul Mayor’s Advisory Committee for People with Disabilities and as a volunteer mediator with the Conflict Resolution Center.