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Judge Joseph F. Chase

Olmsted County

Olmsted County Courthouse
Phone: (507) 206-2400


Appointed by Governer Jesse Ventura in 1999. Elected in 2000, 2006, and 2012. Current term expires January 2019.


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1982
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1979


City Attorney- City of Chatfield 1997-1999
Attorney- O'Brien, Ehrick, Wolf, Deaner and Maus (Rochester, MN), 1982-1999

Professional Memberships:

Volunteer Attorney- Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
Board of Directors- Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Board Member and President- Omnia Family Services in Rochester
Former Member and President- Probation Offenders Rehabilitation and Training (Rochester)

Community Activities:

Served on Chatfield School Board