Tom Fabel, 2-year Council candidate for the city of Arden Hills, Minnesota. Advance Arden Hills!

Tom Fabel, 2-year Council Candidate

Resume of Thomas Lincoln Fabel (Tom Fabel)


Undergraduate: St. Paul Public Schools (Central High School, 1964)

A.B. degree: Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1968

J.D. degree: University Of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, 1971


Special Assistant and Deputy Attorney General, State of Minnesota, 1971–1987

Supervisor, Office of Public Protection, 1980 – ’87

Partner, Lindquist & Vennum, L.L.P., 1987-1997, 1999-2008 (Commercial and Constitutional litigation)

Deputy Mayor, City of St. Paul, 1998 (under Mayor Norman Coleman)

Assistant County Attorney, Hennepin County, 2008-2014 (Complex crime prosecutions)

Appellate Judge, Lower Sioux and Prairie Island Indian Communities, 2010-2016

Governance Experience

Board of Directors, YMCA of Greater St. Paul (chair, 2005-2006)

Board of Directors, Ramsey County Historical Society, Youth Service Bureau, Minnesota Lawyers’ International Human Rights Committee.

Numerous Church Offices, Olivet Congregational Church, St. Paul, MN.

Other Experience

Adjunct Faculty, William Mitchell College Of Law

Community Theater Actor, 2011-present

Playwright: “Not In Our Neighborhood” (co-playwright), 2019; “Obscenity On Trial”, 2021

Volunteer Activity

Johanna Shores Care Centers (bi-weekly musical program since 2009)

Habitat For Humanity

Feeding Frogtown Food Shelf Program

Youth baseball and basketball


Spouse: Jean M. Fabel (married 54 years)

Children: Jessica Fabel, Anne Cheatham (Jereb), Leah Young (Jeffrey), Theodore Fabel (Jessy). All children are graduates of Mounds View public schools.