Gavel Image PAUL V. Rieke 
Compensation Judge

Contact Information
(651) 361-7900
paul.rieke@state.mn.us

Judicial decision-maker and prior state government agency head with 37 years experience in workers’ compensation.  Expertise in law and governmental administration.  Skills in leadership, management and communication.  Strong focus on objectives, measured outcomes, efficiency, and innovation.

Judge Rieke can be reached by contacting his Legal Assistant, Mary Osborn at (651) 361-7876 or via e-mail at paul.rieke@state.mn.us

EDUCATION 

  • Juris Doctorate, William Mitchell College of Law, 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1967

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT 

  • Workers’ Compensation Judge, Department of Labor and Industry, Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings, Workers’ Compensation Division, 1977-1979, 1986, 1993-present
  • Chief Judge/Judge, Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, 1979-1985, 1987-1993
  • Administrative Workers’ Compensation Counsel, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Workers’ Compensation Division, 1976-1977
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense Attorney, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Workers’ Compensation Division, 1975-1976
  • Workers’ Compensation Petitioner Attorney, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry Workers’ Compensation Division, 1974-1975
  • Associate Attorney, Mackall, Crounse & Moore, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1972-1974

Certifications

  • Minnesota State Bar, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Bar, 1973

PROFESSIONAL Memberships and Activities 

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Dakota County Bar Association