Assistant Chief Judge Elizabeth H. Strand


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Sept. 10, 2012. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1998

B.A. with distinction, Medical Ethics, University of Minnesota, 1992


Prosecuting Attorney, Cities of Annandale and Buffalo, MN, Jan. 2009 - Sept. 2012

Part-time public defender, Tenth Judicial District Public Defender’s Office, Oct. 2004 - Dec. 2008

Private practice: Areas of practice included family law, criminal law, juvenile law, and immigration law, 2002 - 2012

Former Professional Memberships: 

Minnesota State Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Hennepin County Legal Referral and Information Service, including the Low Fee Family Law Project

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Volunteer Attorney

  • Wright County Law Clinic
  • Chrysalis
  • Hennepin County Legal Access Project
  • Hennepin County Misdemeanor Defense Panel