Judge Dannia L. Edwards


Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on Oct. 4, 2019. Elected in 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


JD, The Ohio State University College of Law
MBA, Wayne State University
BA, Albion College

Past Employment:

  • Assistant Public Defender, First Judicial District Public Defender’s Office
  • Assistant Public Defender, Third Judicial District Public Defender’s Office
  • Contract attorney; Milberg, Weiss via Esquire Group
  • Senior associate, Hassan & Reed, Ltd.
  • Trial attorney, Legal Rights Center
  • Associate, several law firms
  • Tax Associate, Coopers & Lybrand

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy
  • Adjunct Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • State Legal Representative, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Multiple roles, Mt. Olivet M.B. Church
  • Mentor, Family Improvement Network Mentor Program