Jay A. Schmitz

District Court Judge

Chambers: Valley City – SEJD #6
Elected in 2010

Barnes County Courthouse
Room 302, 230 4th St. NW
Valley City, ND 58072
701-845-8593

Staff:

Brenda Richards
Court Reporter
BRichards@ndcourts.gov
701-845-8593

Born in 1962, Pierre, S.D. Raised on cattle ranch near Verona, N.D. Graduated Oakes H.S., 1980; B.A. in Political Science, Moorhead State University, 1985; J.D., Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, 1989. In private practice, Los Angeles, from 1989-1995. In private practice, Oakes, from 2000-2002. Served as Stutsman County Chief Assistant State's Attorney, Jamestown, from 2003-2010. Member of the Southeast Judicial District Caseload Management Committee. Elected Southeast Judicial District Judge in 2010, 2016. Married: wife, Donna, two daughters and one son.