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John C. Irby

Presiding Judge

Chambers: Fargo – ECJD #8
Appointed in 2002

Cass County Courthouse
P.O. Box 2806
Fargo, ND 58108-2806


Lisa Soma
Court Reporter

Kristen Erickson
Court Recorder

Eryn Lutjens
Court Recorder

Born July 1, 1956, Warroad, Minn. Graduate: Falls Senior High School, International Falls, Minn.; Moorhead State University, B.A.; University of Wyoming, J.D. Practiced law with Burgum and Irby, P.C., Casselton, N.D., 1982-2002. Legal intern for Legal Services for Southeastern Wyoming, Inc., 1980. Served as Casselton city prosecutor and assistant city attorney 1982-2002. Appointed District Judge in 2002 by Governor John Hoeven. Elected 2006, 2012, 2018. Married: Janice Irby. Two children: Joseph and Lindsey.