New Magistrate Judge for the District of Minnesota:
David T. Schultz
|On January 31, 2017,
David T. Schultz was
appointed as a U.S.
Magistrate Judge for the
District of Minnesota.
He was sworn in on February 7, 2017. He fills the
vacancy created by the retirement of Magistrate Judge
Janie S. Mayeron.
|Judge Schultz received his undergraduate degree with
honors from Carleton College in 1981 in Northfield,
Minnesota, and his law degree from Stanford Law
School in 1985, where he received the Hilmer
Oehlmann Prize for Excellence in Research and
Writing. As a law student, he also taught criminal law
to undergraduate students at Stanford.|
|He began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney
General for the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office,
where he was assigned to the Law Enforcement
Section, prosecuting white collar crimes, and to the
Solicitor General’s Section, defending the State and
its officials in all manner of civil litigation.||Prior to this appointment, Schultz was a partner at
the firm of Maslon LLP, where his practice focused on
litigation in the areas of product liability, healthcare, commercial disputes, civil and criminal fraud, and intellectual property. As a litigator, he tried cases in state and
federal courts throughout the country and developed an active appellate practice. He is certified as a Civil Trial
Specialist and a Civil Pre-Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
||He has devoted hundreds of hours to pro bono work and served on the Board of Innocence Project of Minnesota.
He was the recipient of their 2016 “Never Forgotten Award” in recognition of his work on behalf of the wrongfully
convicted. He was also named a 2016 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.
||In addition to his legal practice, he has lectured in constitutional law at Carleton College and taught legal writing at
the University of Minnesota Law School and William Mitchell College of Law.
Welcome, Judge Schultz!