Dayton appoints new Third Judicial District judge
Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Kathy M. Wallace as a Minnesota Third Judicial District judge in Olmsted County to replace Judge Joseph Wieners, who retired earlier this year.
Wallace's experience in complex legal matters, her knowledge of the courts and work on behalf of children and families make her "uniquely qualified" to serve in the position, Dayton said in a State of Minnesota news release.
Wallace, of Chatfield, is a team lead attorney in the Criminal Division of the Olmsted County Attorney's office. Before her current position, she was an assistant county attorney for Olmsted and Mower counties, where she primarily handled adult criminal prosecution and juvenile delinquency cases.
She earned her law degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul and has a bachelor's degree from Hamline University in St. Paul.
Wallace co-chairs the Mayo Child and Family Advocacy Center Program Operations Committee, and she is a member of the Whitewater Country Coalition.
The Third Judicial District includes the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona.