Judge Sydnee N. Woods


Appointed December 8, 2022, by Governor Tim Walz. Current term expires January 6, 2025.


J.D., Tulane Law School (1996)
B.A., Loyola University of Chicago (1991)


Minnesota Department of Public Safety, General Counsel
Metropolitan Council, Associate General Counsel/Diversity Consultant
Minneapolis City Attorney's Office, Civil Litigation
Meagher & Geer, PLLP, Litigation
Ramsey County Attorney's Office, Criminal
Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office, Major Felonies
Minnesota Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Edward Toussaint, Jr., Law Clerk
New Light (Kolkata, India), Program Volunteer

Adjunct Experience:

University of Minnesota Law School, Practice and Professionalism
William Mitchell College of Law, Race and the Law seminar, Trial Skills
Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Legal Writing