ST. PAUL - Gov. Mark Dayton announced Thursday the appointment of Patrick R. Rohland as District Court Judge in Minnesota's Fifth Judicial District. Rohland will replace the Honorable David W. Peterson, who retired earlier this year. The judgeship will be chambered at Redwood Falls in Redwood County.
Rohland currently serves as the Redwood Falls City Attorney, where he handles all aspects of criminal prosecutions as well as civil matters. Previously, he served in the Redwood County Attorney's Office and practiced in real estate law at the firm of Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A.
Rohland received his B.A. with honors from Minnesota State University Moorhead and his J.D. with honors from the William Mitchell College of Law.
Additionally, Rohland serves as a Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 97 and is a youth group leader with Cornerstone Christian Church. He is also actively involved with Venturing Crew 97 and Relay for Life.
Rohland resides with his family in Redwood Falls.
Minnesota's Fifth Judicial District consists of Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan counties.