Judge Gina M. Brandt

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Chambers Phone: (612) 348-5049
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-9644
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-9197

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Gina M. Brandt

Appointed June 9, 2006. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Her current term expires in January 2021.

Education:J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1991
B.A., College of St. Benedict, 1988



Associate Attorney with the Eagan law firm of Campbell Knutson, primarily handling Plymouth city prosecution work, 1999-2006

Assistant Carver County Attorney, 1996-1999

Assistant Hutchinson City Attorney and Chief of Criminal Prosecution, 1995-1996

Associate Attorney with the law firm of Arnold and McDowell in St. Louis Park and Hutchinson and Assistant Hutchinson City Attorney, 1993-1995

First Judicial District law clerk for Judge Philip Kanning in Carver County, 1991-1993

Professional Memberships:

American Judicature Society, 2008-present

Douglas K. Amdahl Inns of Court

American Judges Association

Minnesota District Judges Association

Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Section

Eighth District Bar Association, past president

Hennepin County Bar Association

Minnesota State DWI Task Force

Additional Information:
  • Chair - Fourth Judicial District Domestic Fatality Review Team
  • Volunteers annually with Project Stand Down
  • Alumni student mentor for the College of St. Benedict

Current Assignment:
Criminal (DV Team), September 2010-present

Prior Assignment: Juvenile Division, August 2007-August 2010
Criminal Division, June 2006-August 2007