James Cannon James F. Cannon 
workers' Compensation Judge

Contact Information
(651) 361-7900
james.cannon@state.mn.us

Judge Cannon was appointed as a Workers' Compensation Judge in 1987. During his 26 years of judicial service, Judge Cannon has been assigned to both the Hearing Division and the Settlement Division. He has also held the position of Calendar Judge.

Judge Cannon's Legal Assistant, Nancy Hansen, may be reached at (651) 361-7874, via email at nancy.j.hansen@state.mn.us or via facsimile at (651) 539-0300.

EDUCATION 

  • Juris Doctorate, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York, 1976
  • Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, 1973

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT 

  • Defense Attorney, Minnesota Department of Employee Relations, 1984-1987 
  • Compensation Attorney, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, 1977-1984 
  • Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, 1976-1977

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Minnesota State Bar Association 
  • National Association of Hearing Officials 
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Minneapolis Commission on Civil Rights, Former Commissioner 
  • Pillsbury Neighborhood Services, Inc., Former Board of Directors Member