Judge Kelly L. Olmstead


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Aug. 6, 2018. Elected in 2020. Current term expires in 2027.


  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • B.A., University of Minnesota

Past Employment:

  • Assistant Ramsey County Attorney
  • Civil trial attorney, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, L.L.P.
  • Judicial law clerk, the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks of the Minnesota Court of Appeals

Professional and Community Activities: 

  • Former President, Ramsey County Bar Foundation
  • Former President, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Former President, Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
  • Coach, 8U softball
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity