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Judge Jody L. Winters


Appointed June 9, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires January 2025.


J.D., Hamline University School of Law
B.S., University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Past Employment: 

  • Gavin, Winters, Donley & Ostlund, Ltd., shareholder / managing partner
  • Qualified Neutral / Mediator / Social Early Neutral Evaluator / Financial Early Neutral Evaluator
  • Assistant McLeod County Attorney
  • Judicial Law Clerk

Professional and Community Activities:  

  • Eighth District Bar Association
  • McLeod County Bar Association
  • MN State Bar Association
  • McLeod / Sibley County Early Case Management Committee Co-chair
  • McLeod Alliance for Victims of Domestic Violence Board member
  • Glencoe Regional Health Services Ethics Committee member
  • Mock trial coach