Judge Gina M. Brandt

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6000

Chambers Phone: (612) 348-5049
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 348-9197
Judicial Clerk: (612) 348-9644

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Gina M. Brandt


Appointed June 9, 2006. Elected in 2008, 2014 and 2020. Current term expires in January 2027.


J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 1991
B.A., College of St. Benedict, 1988


Judge – Fourth Judicial District
2006 – present
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Adjunct Faculty
2014 – present
Campbell Knutson, P.A.
Associate Attorney
Assistant Chief; Criminal Prosecution; Cities of Plymouth, Burnsville, Lakeville, Farmington
1999 – 2006
Carver County Attorney’s Office
Criminal Division
1996 – 1999
City of Hutchinson,
Chief of Criminal Prosecution
Assistant City Attorney
1995 – 1996
Arnold and McDowell
Associate Attorney, Assistant Hutchinson City Attorney
St. Louis Park and Hutchinson Locations
1993 – 1995
First Judicial District
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Philip T. Kanning
1991 – 1993

Professional Memberships:

American Judicature Society, 2008-present

American Judges Association

Minnesota District Judges Association

Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Section

Eighth District Bar Association, past president

Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Judge, State of Minnesota Teacher of the Year Panel
Past Chair, Fourth Judicial District Domestic Fatality Review Team
Alumni Mentor for Students from College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
Mentor for Students from the University of Minnesota (Law School and Undergraduate), Mitchell Hamline College of Law, and the University of St. Thomas Law School
Member, University of Minnesota Alumni Association
Member, University of Minnesota Law School Judicial Externship Program

Member, University of St. Thomas Law School Judicial Externship Program

Assignment History:

Criminal: October 2021 – Present
(Downtown lead judge)

Treatment Courts: July 2018 – October 2021

Criminal: September 2010 – June 2018

Juvenile: August 2007 – August 2010

Criminal: June 2006 – August 2007