Judge Edward T. Wahl

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6000

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 (now known as Faegre Drinker)
  • Partner, Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP
  • Associate, Morrison & Foerster (Washington, D.C.)

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education Board of Directors
  • Instructor, National Judicial College, University of St. Thomas Law School, Minnesota Continuing Judicial Education programs and Minnesota Continuing Legal Education programs (trial practice, evidence, civil litigation, judicial writing)
  • Member, MSBA Civil Litigation Council (former chair)
  • Member, National Judicial College Alumni Council
  • Recipient, Minnesota District Judges' Foundation Tammi A. Frederickson Judicial Service Award


Civil and Criminal, 10/30/17-Present

Family, 12/30/13-11/1/17

Civil Practice Pointers & Preferences