Governor appoints Ehrman to fill first judicial district vacancy


[ST. PAUL, MN] – On Thursday, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Bryce Ehrman to the post of District Court judge for Minnesota’s First Judicial District.

Mr. Ehrman will replace the Honorable Kathryn D. Messerich and will be chambered in Hastings, Dakota County.

“Mr. Ehrman will be a great addition to the First Judicial District,” Gov. Walz said. “Dakota County is winning a dedicated public servant who will work hard every day to ensure a fair outcome for everyone in their ward. I have no doubts that her wisdom and passion for helping people will be invaluable in her new role.

“Mr. Ehrman is a recognized leader who has a deep knowledge of the justice system and will strive to ensure that justice is administered fairly,” said Lt. Governor Flanagan. “I am delighted to see him excel in his new position. “

The first judicial district of Minnesota includes the counties of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley.

About Bryce Ehrman

Mr. Ehrman is a Scott County Assistant District Attorney, representing Social Services in child protection proceedings. He is also a member of the Scott County Treatment Court and the Scott County Veterans Treatment Court. Previously, he served as the Coordinator of Ad Litem Guardians in the First Judicial District, Deputy Attorney for Sibley County and Partner at Schauer Law Firm. Mr. Ehrman’s legal background includes the prosecution of criminal offenses, juvenile delinquency, child protection and private civil practice. His community involvement includes serving as a Chaska Lions Club board member, district ethics committee investigator, and volunteer MSBA mock trial judge. Mr. Ehrman also serves as a mentor for students at Shakopee High School and Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Mr. Ehrman received his BA from the University of Minnesota and his JD from William Mitchell College of Law.


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