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Judge Walter M. Kaminsky

Sherburne County

Sherburne County Courthouse
Phone: (763) 765-4600


Appointed Aug. 28, 2013, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current term expires Jan. 2015. 


Valparaiso University School of Law
Valparaiso, Indiana
Juris Doctor, 1983 

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
B. A. Criminal Justice, 1980 

Maine South High School
Park Ridge, Illinois, 1976 

Work History:

Senior Associate, Lindell & Lavoie – June 2003 to August 2013

Sherburne County Attorney – January 1996 to December 2002

Partner, Terpstra, Black, Brandell, Kaminsky & Hoffman – December 1989 to December 1995

Public Defender, Sherburne and Anoka County – January 1990 to December 1995

Assistant County Attorney, Mille Lacs County - November 1984 to July 1988

Professional Organizations:

Minnesota District Judges Association, 2013 to Present

Valparaiso Twin Cities Alumni Council, 2008 to Present

Minnesota State Bar Association, 1983 to Present (Professionalism Committee, 2005 to 2009)

18th District Bar Association, 1990 to Present (State Delegate)

Minnesota Association for Justice, 2003 to 2013

Minnesota County Attorneys Association, 1996 to 2002
          Director, 2000 to 2002

Wright County Criminal Defense Panel 2013

Central Minnesota Volunteer Attorney Program, 1991 to 1995

Civic and Volunteer Organizations:

Guardian Angels Elk River Board Member, 2010 to 2013
          Ethics and Finance Committee

Trinity Episcopal Church Elk River
          Vestry Member, 2002 to 2005 and 2009 to 2012

Caring Rivers United Way, Elk River 1993 to 1995
          President and Board Member

National Wild Turkey Foundation
          Big Lake Chapter, 1998 to Present

Ducks Unlimited Princeton, 1985 to Present