Brown County Judge Finalists 08 May 12

The three finalists for the open Brown County District Court judgeship have been named. The opening on the bench in New Ulm was created when Judge John Rodenberg was appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He began his duties there in early February. The Commission on Judicial Selection has recommended Robert Docherty, Patrick Rohland and Mark Ullery to replace Rodenberg. Docherty currently works for the Mankato Public Defender’s Office. He previously served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Fifth Judicial District and also worked with the Somsen, Schade and Franta law firm in New Ulm. He also volunteers as a New Ulm High School Mock Trial coach and judge and is a former co-chair of the New Ulm Human Rights Commission. Rohland serves as the Redwood Falls City Attorney. He also serves as a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 97 and is a youth group leader for his church. Ullery is an attorney with Gislason and Hunter in New Ulm, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Brown County Area.