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Judge Nicole A. Engisch

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

Email
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
B.A., Rutgers University

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)

Professional and Community Activities:

Minnesota District Judges Association Criminal Jury Instructions Committee (2019-Present)
Fourth Judicial District Equal Justice Committee (2014-Present)

  • Chair (2014-2016)

State Committee for Equality and Justice (2014-2016)
State Pretrial Release Initiative Workgroup (2015-2016)
Hennepin County Pretrial Release Committee (2015-2016)

Assignments:

Criminal, June 2019 - Present
Family, June 2016 – June 2019
Criminal, February 2014 – May 2016