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Wisconsin Judges Directory
For immediate release: Monday, May 20, 2002
GOVERNOR APPOINTS HALSEY TO TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
(St. Paul, MN) Governor Jesse Ventura today announced the appointment of Stephen Halsey to a Tenth Judicial District trial court bench vacancy that occurred with the retirement of the Honorable Kenneth Maas on April 30, 2002. The Supreme Court transferred the chambers of this judgeship to the city of Buffalo in Wright County.
Halsey is an attorney in the law firm of Moore, Halsey and Eskola in Fridley, a position he has held since 1984. He was an attorney with the law firm of Peterson and Kalina in Columbia Heights from 1979 to 1984 and Babcock, Locher, Neilson and Mannella in Anoka from 1978 to 1979. Halsey earned his juris doctorate degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul in 1978 and his bachelor of arts degree from St. Cloud State University in 1973.
"Steve is a well-balanced person," Governor Ventura said. "He has tried a wide range of cases, has been active in legal associations and in the community. I know this background will help him to be a good judge."
Halsey is past president of the Anoka County Bar Association, served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Legal Services Advisory Committee and is currently serving on a joint committee of the Anoka Rotary Club, Judicare and the Anoka County Bar Association to provide budgeting and legal advice to immigrants in Anoka County. Halsey was mayor of Anoka from 1987 to 1990 and a member of the Anoka city council from 1979 to 1987. He was president of the Anoka Rotary Club, president of the congregation of Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka and chairperson of Ballet Arts Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Halsey, 50, was born in St. Paul and resides in Anoka with his wife, Patricia. They have two daughters, Brooke, 24, and Rachel, 21.