Judge Walter M. Kaminsky
Appointed/Elected:Appointed Sept. 23, 2013, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.
 
Education:Valparaiso University School of Law
Valparaiso, Indiana
Juris Doctor, 1983

University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois
B. A. Criminal Justice, 1980

Maine South High School
Park Ridge, Illinois, 1976
 
Work History:Senior Associate, Lindell & Lavoie - June 2003 to August 2013

Sherburne County Attorney - January 1996 to December 2002

Partner, Terpstra, Black, Brandell, Kaminsky & Hoffman - December 1989 to December 1995

Public Defender, Sherburne and Anoka County - January 1990 to December 1995

Assistant County Attorney, Mille Lacs County - November 1984 to July 1988
 
Professional Organizations:Minnesota District Judges Association, 2013 to Present

Tenth Judicial District (Administrative Finance Committee & Human Resources Committee)

Sherburne County Law Library Board, 2014 to Present

Sherburne County Government Center Expansion Committee, 2014 to 2019

Valparaiso Twin Cities Alumni Council, 2008 to Present

Minnesota State Bar Association, 1983 to Present (Professionalism Committee, 2005 to 2009)

18th District Bar Association, 1990 to Present (State Delegate)

Minnesota Association for Justice, 2003 to 2013

Minnesota County Attorneys Association, 1996 to 2002
  • Director, 2000 to 2002
Wright County Criminal Defense Panel 2013

MSBA NORTHSTAR Lawyer 2013

Central Minnesota Volunteer Attorney Program, 1991 to 1995
 
Civic and Volunteer Organizations:Guardian Angels Elk River Board Member, 2010 to 2013
  • Ethics and Finance Committee
Trinity Episcopal Church Elk River
  • Vestry Member, 2002 to 2005 and 2009 to 2012
Caring Rivers United Way, Elk River 1993 to 1995
  • President and Board Member
National Wild Turkey Federation
  • Big Lake Chapter, 1999 to Present
Ducks Unlimited Princeton, 1985 to Present

Sherburne County Pheasants Forever, 2017 to Present