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Judge Nicole A. Engisch

Hennepin County

Hennepin County Courthouse
Phone: (612)348-2040

Chambers Phone: 612-543-1788

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff


Appointed February 3, 2014, by Governor Mark Dayton.  Current term expires January 2, 2017.


J.D., cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1990

B.A., Rutgers University, 1987


United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota (2002-2014)

  • Criminal Division Chief (2011-2014)
  • Counsel to the U.S. Attorney (2010)
  • First Assistant U.S. Attorney (2008-2009)
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney (2002-2007; 2009-2010)

Leonard, Street and Deinard (1991-2002)

  • Shareholder and Board of Directors Member (1999-2002)
  • Associate Attorney (1991-1999)

Professional and Community Activities:

Member, Subcommittee on Model Criminal Jury Instructions for the Eighth Circuit (2008-2014)

Board Member, Volunteer Lawyers Network (1996-2002)

Board Member (ex officio) and pro bono attorney, Harriet Tubman Center (1997-2002)

Adjunct Professor, Hamline University School of Law (2001)