Dr. Daniela Brückner

Source: Land NRW / Ralph Sondermann

Dr Daniela Brückner, Deputy Minister

of the Ministry of Justice of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Introducing the Deputy Minister for Justice of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Dr Daniela Brückner
born 29 December 1963 in Wesel, NRW


Abitur university entrance graduation, Schriesheim, Baden-Württemberg

1983 – 1989
Studied law at the University of Mannheim, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg

First of two mandatory 'state exams', Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg

1989 – 1992
Referendariat pupillage at Mannheim Regional Court

Licenciado en Derecho, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia, (Spanien)

Second State Law Exam, Stuttgart

1992 – 1994
Doctorate from the University of Heidelberg, with a comparative-law thesis on two remedies for the protection of constitutional rights, the Spanish recurso de amparo and the German Verfassungsbeschwerde’


Joined the judiciary of the City State of Berlin; served as judge at Berlin Regional Court as well as Köpenick, Tiergarten and Charlottenburg Local Courts

2010 – 2011
Selection process for service at the High Court of Berlin
2011 – 2013
Research assistant at Berlin Supreme Court

2013 – 2018
In charge of the bankruptcy division of Charlottenburg Local Court

2014 – 2016
In-service training, 'economy of judicial processes'

Deputy chief judge at Lichtenberg Local Court

2019 - 2021
Deputy Secretary for Justice at the Berlin Government’s Justice, Consumer Affairs and Anti-discrimination Directorate

2021 - 2022
Deputy Secretary for Justice at the Berlin Government’s Justice, Diversity and Anti-discrimination Directorate

Since 30 June 2022
Deputy Minister of Justice

  • Founding member of the Martin-Niemöller-Haus Berlin-Dahlem place of remembrance
  • Supporters’ association, Hanns Eisler College of Music
  • FIAN Germany
  • German Federation of Women Lawyers
  • Neue Richtervereinigung (association of judicial officers dedicated to a progressive vision of justice)
  • National working group of German bankruptcy courts
  • Member of the Green Party (Bündnis 90/DIE GRÜNEN)
  • Member of the green-leaning lawyers’ federation, RechtGrün