GOVERNOR APPOINTS ARONSON TO SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
(St. Paul, MN) Governor Jesse Ventura today announced the appointment of Terrence Aronson to a Sixth Judicial District trial court bench vacancy in the city of Virginia in St. Louis County. The opening occurred with the retirement of the Honorable Robert Berger on September 18, 2001. Six people applied for this vacancy.
Aronson is a partner in the Virginia law firm of Colosimo, Patchin, Aronson, Kearney, Lindell and Brunfelt. He has been an attorney with the firm since 1988. He was a staff attorney for Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota in Virginia from 1982 to 1988, in private practice in Minneapolis from 1977 to 1982, staff counsel for H.I.R.E.D. (Helping Industry Resolve Employment Disabilities) from 1976 to 1977 and a staff attorney for the Urban Coalition in Minneapolis from 1974 to 1976. Aronson earned his juris doctorate degree from St. Louis University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri in 1973 and his bachelor of arts degree from St. John's University in Collegeville in 1970.
"Terry has been practicing law in Virginia for nearly 20 years. His background in family and juvenile law will be a good fit on a bench that is seeing a growing number of cases in this area," Governor Ventura said. "In addition, he has been active through community service activities in trying to help people during difficult times in their lives. He will take this sense of caring with him to the bench."
Aronson is on the Legal Aid Board of Directors, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, and the Twelfth Step House, of which is he board chair. He has been named a "Superlawyer" by Minnesota Law and Politics, and received the Range Women's Advocates Recognition Award. He has also been on the YMCA Board of Directors, an incorporator for Habitat for Humanity, and a United Way presentation instructor.
Aronson, 54, was born in Chisholm, and resides in Virginia with his wife, Julie. He has two stepchildren, Andrew Burns, 20, and Alex Burns, 17.