Judge Christopher J. Strandlie


Appointed Oct. 6, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., University of North Dakota
B.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth

Past Employment:

  • Cass County Attorney
  • Assistant Cass County Attorney
  • Assistant Ninth Judicial District Public Defender
  • Partner, Kimball and Strandlie Law Office
  • Alternative public defender, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe 

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Founding member, Cass County and Leech Lake Wellness Court
  • Director, Minnesota County Attorney’s Association Board
  • Vice President, Walker Youth Hockey Board
  • Veteran, United States Army
  • Veteran, Walker Volunteer Fire Department