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Jody Winters, Jessica Maher apppointed First Judicial District judges

Gov. Mark Dayton on Friday announced the appointments of Jessica J.W. Maher and Jody L. Winters as District Court judges in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Maher andWinters will replace the Honorable Terrence E. Conkel and the Honorable Michael R. Savre, and will both be chambered at Glencoe in McLeod County.
“Ms. Jessica Maher and Ms. Jody Winters have demonstrated exceptional commitments to public service,” said Dayton. “Their legal experiences in both the public and private sectors, and service to their communities, have prepared them for success in these important judicial roles. Minnesotans will be well-served by their sound judgment and legal expertise.”
Winters is a shareholder and managing partner at Gavin, Winters, Donley & Ostlund, Ltd., where she represents individuals, businesses, and municipalities in civil and criminal litigation matters. Previously, she was an assistant McLeod County attorney and a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Robert Goggins, First Judicial District. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and her Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Hamline University School of Law.

More about the appointments will be published in the April 26 print edition of The Chronicle.