Senior Judge Kevin W. Eide
Senior Judge Kevin W. Eide


Appointed Feb. 15, 2001. Elected in 2002, 2008, and 2014. Retired on June 19, 2020. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2025.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1979
B.A., St. Olaf, 1975


Shareholder – Grannis & Hauge P.A., 1990 – 2001
Shareholder – Hauge, Eide, Anderson and Keller P.A., 1985 - 90
Associate – Hauge and Associates, P.A., 1979 - 85

Teaching and Mentoring:

Children’s Justice Initiative State Conference, instructor
MDJA/MDFA Fall Judges Conference, instructor
SCAO Winter Judges Conference, instructor
Annual Conference of Guardian ad Litems and CASAs, instructor
New Judge Orientation Conference, instructor
William Mitchell College of Law, former Misdemeanor Clinic faculty
William Mitchell College of Law, student mentor
University of Minnesota Law School, mock trial judge

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota District Judges Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Dakota County Bar Association
First District Bar Association
Eighth District Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member - First District Judges Executive Committee
  • Minnesota Delegate- Child Abuse and Neglect Institute- National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges- 2009
  • Chair- Minnesota Juvenile Protection Rules Committee
  • Minnesota Children’s Justice Initiative Advisory Workgroup
  • Co-author of the Minnesota Judges Juvenile Bench Book
  • Chair- Minnesota Court Operations Advisory Workgroup
  • Minnesota Weighted Case Load Subcommittee
  • Carver County Children’s Justice Initiative
  • Carver County Justice Advisory Committee
  • Minnesota Delegate- Great Lakes Summit on Gun Violence- 2007
  • Minnesota Delegate- National Center for State Courts- Child Welfare- 2007
  • Member- Chaska Rotary Club
  • Former President- Burnsville Rotary Club: 1985-1986
  • Former athletic coach/instructor- baseball, soccer, skiing