Helen Meyer earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Law (J.D.) from William Mitchell College of Law. She then practiced civil litigation for 20 years and was recognized by her peers as a leading mediator and trial lawyer.
Helen then had the privilege of being appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court, serving from 2002- 2012 as an Associate Justice. After stepping down from the high court, Meyer played a major role in establishing the Child Protection Program at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. The program promotes legal-system reform on behalf of children and families, and engages in education and training, research, and the development of best practices in child protection.
She then joined the law firm of Briggs & Morgan, P.A. where she assisted lawyers in writing and arguing appeals to appellate courts across the country.
She is a past board member and chair of the board of Mitchell Hamline School of Law. and was a founding board member of Global Rights for Women. She currently serves on the Guthrie Board as Chair of the Marketing Committee and the State Board of Public Defense.
She received the 2019 Outstanding Alumni Award from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in recognition of her service to the school and the community. In 2017, she was awarded the University of Minnesota Outstanding Achievement Award, the highest non-degree award conferred upon distinguished alumni by the University of Minnesota. She is a recipient of the Rosalie E. Wahl “Justice for Children” award, Minnesota Lawyer’s “Outstanding Service to the Profession” award, and the 2018 Minnesota Icon Award by Finance & Commerce.
In her free time, she enjoys the arts, golf, cooking, and travel. She is the proud mother of three sons and lives in Minneapolis.
Helen Meyer serves on the Board of Trustees