Judge Jeanine R. Brand


Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on July 31, 2020. Elected in 2022. Current term expires Jan. 2029.


  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • B.A., from the College of St. Benedict/Saint John’s University 

Past Employment:

  • Assistant Cass County Attorney
  • Assistant Clay County Attorney 
  • Clearwater County Attorney 
  • Assistant Bemidji City Attorney
  • Assistant Clearwater County Attorney
  • Eighth District Judicial Clerk to Hon. Peter Hoff, Hon. Jon Stafsholt, Hon. Bruce Reuther, Hon. Gerald Seibel 
  • Law clerk, District of Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s Office, Minneapolis
  • Law clerk, Gislason, Dosland, Hunter & Malecki law firm, New Ulm
  • Law clerk, Manahan, Bluth & Barker law firm/Public Defender, Mankato
  • Law clerk, Moriarty Law Office/Public Defender, New Ulm

Professional and Community Activities:

Clearwater Library Foundation President

Former activities:
  • Leech Lake SARRT/DARRT, ASART, B-SMART, C-SMART multi-disciplinary teams
  • First Vice-President, Girl Scouts of America, Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines Council and Board member
  • Co-Chairperson, Support Within Reach (and former Sexual Assault Program)
  • 15th District Bar Association President
  • Adjunct Professor, Criminal Law and Procedure, Minnesota State University Moorhead
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Law and Business, and Advanced Problems for Business, Bemidji State University