ST. PAUL — Gov. Tim Walz and Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan announced Wednesday the appointments of the Honorable Jeffrey Bryan and Susan Segal as judges on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.
Bryan will be replacing Heidi Schellhas and will serve in an at-large capacity. Segal will be replacing Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, filling the seat designated for the Fifth Congressional District.
Fifth Judicial District Judge Gordon Moore of Worthington had earlier been named one of five finalists in the search for appointments to the Court of Appeals.
Bryan serves as a trial court judge in the Second Judicial District and as co-chair of the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative. Previously, Bryan was an Assistant United States Attorney for the United States Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted economic fraud and drug-trafficking conspiracies, and was a civil litigation attorney for Robins Kaplan, LLP where he developed a litigation practice emphasizing antitrust law and intellectual property disputes.
Prior to his role at Robins Kaplan, LLP, Judge Bryan was a judicial clerk for the U.S. District Court under Paul A. Magnuson. He earned his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
Segal is currently the Minneapolis City Attorney. In her role, she is responsible for the legal work of the city, including all litigation involving the city and its boards and commissions, and managing an office of 110 employees. She is also responsible for managing criminal prosecutions of misdemeanors and gross misdemeanors committed by adults in the city, which involves over 15,000 cases per year and where she has focused on justice reform in this capacity.
Previously, Ms. Segal established her own law firm, Susan Segal PLLC, focused on employment law. She was also a partner at Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty & Bennett, P.A. and a Senior Attorney at the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. Segal earned her B.A. from the University of California – Berkeley and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.