On May 18th, Governor Walz announced the appointment of Maslon Partner Marty Fallon, as a District Court Judge in Minnesota's First Judicial District. Minnesota's First Judicial District consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott, and Sibley Counties. Marty will be chambered in Carver County. He will take his oath of office on June 29, 2020.
Marty is one of four Maslon attorneys who has been appointed to the bench since 2009. Upon receiving notice of his appointment, Marty said "I am honored to have been selected to serve on the bench. Minnesota has an exceptional judicial system, and I will be proud to serve the citizens of Minnesota's First Judicial District. I am humbled to join a strong legacy of Maslon attorneys who have represented the bench with honesty, integrity, and dedication to justice."
In the announcement, Governor Walz stated, "[Martin’s] diverse work and life experience and history of dedicated community involvement stood out among a list of strong candidates. I look forward to seeing his work on behalf of the people of Minnesota."
Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan added, "Martin Fallon is a statewide leader in the legal community. He is a highly experienced attorney who represents the One Minnesota values of fairness and accessibility in our justice system."
"We're very proud to see our partner and friend, Marty Fallon, selected to serve on the First Judicial District trial court bench," stated Mike McCarthy, chair of Maslon's Governance Committee. "We believe all the qualities that have made Marty a great attorney will make him an exceptional judge. We're sad to see him leave Maslon, but support his strong commitment to serving justice."
For the past 14 years, Marty has represented businesses and individuals in lawsuits involving commercial litigation, contract disputes, construction litigation, shareholder disputes, trust & estate litigation, unfair competition, and real estate litigation. He has also worked on complex commercial cases in federal and state courts and in arbitration hearings. Marty has been selected for inclusion annually since 2013 in the Minnesota Super Lawyers® List – a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year.
In addition to his law practice, Marty is a member of Maslon's Pro Bono Committee and regularly devotes many hours to pro bono representation every year. He served as a Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer for the United States District Court's Federal Pro Bono Project and the Volunteer Lawyer Network. As a result of his exceptional pro bono service, Marty has been recognized as a Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer from 2017-2019, which recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.
An active community member and volunteer, Marty serves as Board Member and current President of Lawyers Guild of St. Thomas More. He also serves as a Law Student Mentor for the University of St. Thomas School of Law's Mentor Externship Program. Marty has also served as a volunteer attorney coach for Maslon UPLIFT—an after school mock trial program created to serve middle school students who reflect the rich diversity of the Twin Cities—every year since the program's inception.
Prior to joining Maslon, Marty was a law clerk for the Honorable David S. Doty, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota. Marty graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 2000 and received his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from St. John's University.
View the Office of Governor Tim Walz Announcement.