Judge Michael D. Wentzell


Appointed Jan. 31, 2013, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude

Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, B.A. in Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude


Carver County Attorney’s Office, Chief Deputy County Attorney

Carver County Attorney’s Office, Assistant County Attorney

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh, P.L.L.P., Associate Attorney

Professional Memberships: 

8th District Bar Association- Past President and Past District Professional Responsibility Ethics Investigator

Professional and Community Activities: 

Chaska Rotary Club

Adjunct Professor- William Mitchell College of Law