ATTENTION: System maintenance will occur Friday, February 16, 2018, starting at 6:00 p.m. Central Time (CT), and may last until 6:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, February 18, 2018. More Information »
Judge Michelle Winkis Lawson


Appointed Nov. 14, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.

Past Employment:

Chief Assistant Clay County Attorney

Interim Clay County Attorney

Facilitator, University of Mary

Associate attorney, Vogel Law Firm

Professional and Community Activities:

Former member, Clay County Children’s Justice Initiative

Former member, Moorhead Rotary Club