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Judge Nicole A. Engisch

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

4thJudgeEngischChambers@courts.state.mn.us
Chambers Phone: (612) 543-1788
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 543-1789
Judicial Clerk: (612) 543-1790

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Nicole A. Engisch
Appointed/Elected:Appointed February 3, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2016. Current term expires January 2023.
Education:J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1990
B.A., Rutgers University, 1987
Employment:United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota (2002-2014)
  • Criminal Division Chief (2011-2014)
  • Counsel to the U.S. Attorney (2010)
  • First Assistant U.S. Attorney (2008-2009)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney (2002-2007; 2009-2010)
Leonard, Street and Deinard (1991-2002)
  • Shareholder and Board of Directors Member (1999-2002)
  • Associate Attorney (1991-1999)

Professional and Community Activities:Member, Subcommittee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions for the Eighth Circuit (2008-2014)
Board Member, Volunteer Lawyers Network (1996-2002)
Board Member (ex officio) and pro bono attorney, Harriet Tubman Center (1997-2002)
Adjunct Professor, Hamline University School of Law (2001)
Assignments:Family, June 2016 – Present
Criminal, February 2014 – May 2016