Judge Edward T. Wahl

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Chambers Phone: (612) 348-0890
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-0896
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-0897

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Edward T. Wahl


Appointed July 16, 2012, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1983

M.A., University of Virginia, 1980

B.A. with honors, Northwestern University, 1978


  • Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels
  • Partner, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
  • Associate, Morrison & Foerster

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Minnesota Private College Council’s Board and Executive Committee
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Council and Assembly
  • Member, Minnesota Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethics Board
  • Member and Secretary, MSBA Civil Litigation Governing Council
  • Member, Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education
  • Member and Treasurer, Minnesota State Chess Association
  • Instructor, University of St. Thomas Law School, National Judicial College, Minnesota Continuing Judicial Education programs and Minnesota Continuing Legal Education programs


Civil and Criminal, 10/30/17-Present

Family, 12/30/13-Present

Civil Practice Pointers & Preferences