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Judge Michael A. Fahey

Scott County

Scott County Courthouse
Phone: (952) 496-8200


Appointment announced April 30, 2007, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Current term expires Jan. 2021.


J.D., cum laude, St. Louis University School of Law, 1978

B.A., magna cum laude, St. John’s University in Collegeville, 1975


Judge, 1st Judicial District, 2007-present; Carver County Attorney, 1987-2007; partner/associate attorney, Nicklaus, Monroe & Fahey, 1978-87

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association; 8th District Bar Association (past president); Minnesota District Judges Association

Community Activities:

Board of directors and past president, Carver County Historical Society; Chaska Rotary Club; Board of directors for the Arts Consortium of Carver County; Board of directors for Love INC (Love in the Name of Christ) of Eastern Carver County; Faith formation teacher at St. Nicholas Church in Carver; Member/board of directors and past president, J Club, St. John’s University alumni lettermen’s club; Tri-chair for the 2008 State Amateur Baseball Tournament in Chaska and Shakopee; Board of directors and vice-president, Chaska Cubs baseball team; Presenter at local high schools and Normandale Community College on the justice system; Presenter for the CASE (Communities Against Senior Exploitation) Partnership program for senior organizations and churches in the metro area; Host of the Stiftungsfestivities tailgate parties at all St. John’s University home football games in Collegeville; Writer for The Guillotine, Minnesota’s amateur wrestling newsmagazine; Board of directors, Stallions Wrestling Club, Chaska/Chanhassen; Past member of the board of directors of the Minnesota State High School League (1993-97, 2005-07); Attorney for the Minnesota Baseball Association board of directors, the governing body of amateur “town team” baseball in Minnesota (1988-2007).