FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 18, 2023

Contact: Claire Lancaster

claire.lancaster@state.mn.us

651-219-2975

Governor Walz Reappoints the Honorable Patricia J. Milun to the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals 

 

ST. PAUL, MN – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the reappointment of the Honorable Patricia J. Milun as a judge of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals (WCCA) for a six-year term. Governor Walz also redesignated her as chief judge.  

“I am excited to announce the reappointment of Chief Judge Milun to the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals,” said Governor Walz. “Her leadership has been vital to the court’s stability and strong reputation, and I am confident that she will continue to serve with distinction for years to come.”

“I applaud Chief Judge Milun’s reappointment to the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “Her commitment to public service and proven leadership skills will continue to benefit the court in its important work.”

Chief Judge Patricia Milun serves as the chief judge of the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. Governor Mark Dayton initially appointed her to the WCCA in 2011, designating her as chief judge at the same time. Governor Dayton reappointed her to both positions in 2017. She previously served as the Chief Workers’ Compensation Settlement Judge at the Department of Labor and Industry. Chief Judge Milun has also served as a workers’ compensation and administrative law judge at the Office of Administrative Hearings. Her community involvement includes mentoring students at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and the University of Minnesota Law School. Chief Judge Milun also serves on the Customer Experience Certificate Program Advisory Panel at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She earned her B.A. from the College of St. Benedict and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law. 

The Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals is an independent agency in Minnesota’s executive branch. The WCCA reviews workers’ compensation cases decided by the Office of Administrative Hearings and the Workers’ Compensation Division at the Department of Labor and Industry.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage.

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