You’re A First: Viet-Hanh Winchell

You’re A First: Viet-Hanh Winchell

From the PIPress

When Viet-Hanh Winchell is sworn in as a judge at the Washington
County Courthouse in Stillwater on Monday, she will be making history. Winchell,
41, is believed to be the state’s first Vietnamese-American state court
judge. It’s fitting that Winchell will assume her new role this month,
which is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

In announcing Winchell’s appointment, Gov. Tim Walz said that she is a
“talented litigator whose broad life experiences and commitment to
building connections in her community will make her a wonderful addition
to the … district.”

[…] Judge Doug Meslow, who has known Winchell for 10
years and will swear her in on Monday morning.

“We are excited
that Viet-Hanh is bringing her wisdom and compassion to the bench,”
Meslow said. “She’s a well-known and well-respected attorney in
Washington County who has represented clients effectively in civil,
criminal, juvenile and family cases.”

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