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Chief Judge Terrence E. Conkel

McLeod County

McLeod County Courthouse
Phone: (320) 864-5551


Appointed August 28, 1998. Elected in 2000, 2006, and 2012. Current term expires January 2019.


Creighton University School of Law (J.D. 1976); University of Minnesota (B.A. 1973).

Employment Background:

Judicial Law Clerk, Third Judicial District (1976-77); Attorney and shareholder of Gavin, Olson, Conkel & Savre LTD., Glencoe, MN (1977-1998)

Bar Admission:

Minnesota (1976); United States (1982).

Professional Organizations:

McLeod County Bar Association, Minnesota District Judges Association,  Past Chairman of the 8th District Ethics Committee


Civil Trial Specialist certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association

Community Organizations:

Service on numerous community and church organizations such as Glencoe Jaycees, Chamber of Commerce, Parish Council, Glencoe Area Helath Center Foundation, etc.

Additional Information:

Judge Conkel's "night job" is as the public address announcer for Glencoe Silver Lake High School athletic events.