CLE Panelist


  • Speak to Win (Live CLE)
  • Corruption Junction (Video CLE)
  • Clients Gone Wild: Ethical Obligations and Pitfalls of Incivility (Video CLE)


Jack S. Nordby is a Minnesota Fourth Judicial District judge for Hennepin County, Minnesota. He was appointed to this position in 1995 and was elected to full terms in 1996, 2002 and 2008. He is currently assigned to the Criminal division and his term expires in January of 2015.

Judge Nordby began his legal career in 1965 as a private practice lawyer with the firm of Thomson, Wylde & Nordby. He then became a Rapoport for the firm of Wylde & Nordby in 1980. He worked for Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd. from 1985 to 1995, when he was appointed district judge.

Nordby received his B.A. degree from Harvard College in 1964 and his LL.B. degree from Harvard Law School in 1967. He was also enrolled in the Post-Graduate English Department at the University of Minnesota in 1967 and 1968.