Planned maintenance will take place from 10:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. on both Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20. During these times, and most court applications may be unavailable for up to 30 minutes. eFS will NOT be affected. Please plan ahead.
Judge Tad V. Jude


Elected in 2010 and 2016.  Current terms expires Jan. 2023.


  • BA, University of St. Thomas, 1972
  • JD, William Mitchell College of Law, 1977  


  • Jude Candy Company
  • U.S. Army Reserves, 1971-1977
  • Member, Legislature, 1973-1983
  • Member, Senate, 1983-1989
  • Member, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, 1989-1993
  • Attorney, Jude & Guenningsman Law Office, 1978-1982
  • Periodic teaching, post-graduate, Independent Study Program, University of MN, 1978-1985
  • Attorney, Magsam & Harwig Law Office, 1983-1989
  • Attorney, Trimble & Associates, Anoka and Stillwater, 1993-1994
  • Attorney, Special Compensation Fund, 1995-2010

Professional Memberships:

  • Chaired both the Senate Civil Law Committee and the House Judiciary Committee
  • Chaired the Ways and Means Committee of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
  • Served as a member on the County Historical Society, the County Agricultural Society Advisory Board, the County Law Library Board, the Catholic Charities Board, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Board
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Jodi’s Network of Hope

Professional and Community Activities:

Member, Local American Legion Post 303

Former board member, Suburban Community Services

Additional Information:

Recipient of the 1987 Citizen Legislature of the Year Award from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce