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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


Brenda Richards
Court Reporter

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.