January 9, 2023

Contact: Claire Lancaster


Governor Walz Appoints Kristi Stanislawski to Fill Tenth Judicial District Vacancy

PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan
today announced the appointment of Kristi Stanislawski as District Court
Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Stanislawski will be
replacing the Honorable Mary A. Yunker and will be chambered in Elk
River in Sherburne County. 

“It is my pleasure to appoint Kristi Stanislawski to the Sherburne County bench,” said Governor Walz. “She
is an experienced litigator whose broad practice background and
commitment to judicial equity and fairness will make her a great
addition to the Tenth Judicial District.”

Stanislawski’s extensive legal background and deep commitment to her
community have prepared her well for this role, and I am confident she
will make everyone who appears before her feel welcome and heard in her
courtroom,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “I applaud her appointment.”

Tenth Judicial District encompasses Anoka, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec,
Pine, Sherburne, Washington, and Wright counties. 

Stanislawski is an attorney at Jovanovich, Dege & Athmann, PA. Her
practice includes serving as the lead prosecutor for the cities of Cold
Spring, Richmond, Kimball, and St. Stephen, as well as representing
private clients in civil and family matters. She previously worked as a
staff attorney for Minnesota’s attorney licensing boards, as an
associate attorney for Rajkowski Hansmeier Ltd., and as a law clerk for
the Honorable Jay Mondry in the Ninth Judicial District. Her community
involvement includes serving on Central Minnesota Legal Service’s board
of directors and volunteering with the Children’s Law Center and the
Stearns/Benton County Pro Bono Legal Clinic. Stanislawski has served in
various leadership roles with the Minnesota Women Lawyers Central
Chapter and the Seventh District chapter of the Minnesota State Bar
Association. She also serves on the board of the St. Michael-Albertville
Girls Basketball Association and as a coach for the St.
Michael-Albertville fifth-grade girls traveling team. She earned her
B.A. from Winona State University and J.D. from Hamline University
School of Law.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage.