Judge Joseph F. Chase


Appointed by Governer Jesse Ventura on Oct. 15, 1999. Elected in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. Current term expires January 2025.


J.D., magna cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1982
B.A., summa cum laude, University of Notre Dame, 1979


City Attorney- City of Chatfield 1997-1999
Attorney- O'Brien, Ehrick, Wolf, Deaner and Maus (Rochester, MN), 1982-1999

Professional Memberships:

Volunteer Attorney- Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
Board of Directors- Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
Board Member and President- Omnia Family Services in Rochester
Former Member and President- Probation Offenders Rehabilitation and Training (Rochester)

Community Activities:

Served on Chatfield School Board