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Judge Edward Wilson

Ramsey County

Ramsey County Courthouse
Phone: (651) 266-8266


Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1987. Elected 1988, 1994, 2000, 2006 and 2012. Current term expires January 2019.


M.L.S., University of Minnesota, 2007 – Concentration in Restorative Justice
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1974
B.A., Macalester College, 1970


Neighborhood Justice Center (St. Paul, Minnesota), 1979-1987
Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, 1974-1979

Professional Memberships:

Minnesota District Judges Association

Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers

National Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association

Professional Activities:

Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines Commission, 1990-2002
Supreme Court Racial Bias Task Force, 1991-1993
St. Paul Anti-Drug Task Force, 1988-1990

Community Activities:

Chair, Board of Directors- Project Remand, Inc.
Board of Directors- Hallie Q. Brown Community Center, Inc.
Save Our Sons
Summit-University/Frogtown Community Circle


Kay Pranis Restorative Justice Award
Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship
Distinguished Citizen Alumni Award, Macalester College
Judge of the Year Award, American Board of Trial Advocates
Judicial Service Award, Minnesota Minority Lawyers Association

International Experience:

International Judge for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo- 2003