Judge Jody L. Winters


Appointed June 9, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires January 2025.


J.D., Hamline University School of Law
B.S., University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Past Employment: 

  • Gavin, Winters, Donley & Ostlund, Ltd., shareholder / managing partner
  • Qualified Neutral / Mediator / Social Early Neutral Evaluator / Financial Early Neutral Evaluator
  • Assistant McLeod County Attorney
  • Judicial Law Clerk

Professional and Community Activities:  

  • Eighth District Bar Association
  • McLeod County Bar Association
  • MN State Bar Association
  • Equal Justice Committee
  • Weighted Caseload Committee  
  • McLeod County Corrections Advisory Board Member
  • McLeod County Law Library Board member
  • McLeod County Children’s Justice Initiative member
  • McLeod / Sibley County Early Case Management Committee member
  • Committee for Equality and Justice – 1st Judicial District Representative