Judge Amber R. Donley


Appointed May 11, 2020, by Governor Tim Walz. Elected in 2022.
Current term expires January 2029.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
B.A., Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota


  • Attorney, Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP
  • Shareholder/Managing Partner, Gavin, Donley & Ostlund, Ltd.
  • Attorney, Gavin, Winters & Long, Ltd.
  • Associate Corporate Counsel, MGEX
  • Contract Attorney, Tenth District Public Defender’s Office

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota State Bar Association
Eighth District Bar Association
McLeod County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Chair/Member, McLeod/Sibley County Early Case Management Committee
  • Member, McLeod County Children’s Justice Initiative
  • Member, Waconia-West Carver Rotary
  • Former Volunteer Attorney, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
  • Former Mock Trial Attorney Coach, Minnesota State Bar Association Mock Trial Program