The Minnesota Supreme Court has appointed Rita Coyle DeMeules to succeed retiring Supreme Court Commissioner Richard Slowes. She will join the court December 12 and assume her role as Commissioner on January 12, 2011.
Coyle DeMeules has served as an Assistant Attorney General since 2006, where she represented the State of Minnesota and Minnesota agencies before state and federal trial and appellate courts. In that position, she provided legal research, analysis, and advice to state agencies on litigation and agency policies, and served as principal attorney responsible for trials, motions, pretrial activities, and arguments before the courts. From 1990-2004, she was a partner and associate at the law firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, LLP, in Minneapolis, and served as an Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul from 2004 to 2010; and from 1991 to 1993.