Judge David F. Hermerding


Appointed February 24, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires January 2025.


  • St. John’s University (Collegeville), B.S., 1984
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1993


Crow Wing County Attorney’s Office
  • Assistant and Chief Deputy, 2007 to 2017
Office of the Public Defender
  • Assistant and Managing Attorney, 1998 to 2007
Mitchell and Hermerding
  • Partner, 1995 to 1998
Ryan, Ruttger and Drake
  • Associate, 1994 to 1995
Erickson Law Offices
  • Associate, 1993 to 1994

Professional Memberships:

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Minnesota County Attorney’s Association
  • Aitkin/Crow Wing County Bar Association (past president)
  • John E. Simonett American Inn of Court (past president)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Violent Crimes Coordinating Council
  • Mercy Task Force
  • PORT Boys and Girls Home (Board of Directors)
  • Crow Wing Lake Association (Board of Directors)
  • St. John’s University co-class chair (1984)
  • Brainerd BN Credit Union (Board of Directors)
  • Instructor at Central Lakes College law enforcement skills program

Additional Information:

  • 2003 Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year
  • Father of six wonderful children