Wilhelmina Wright

Judge Wilhelmina “Mimi” Wright has served on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota since 2016. She is the only jurist in state history to serve on Minnesota’s district court, appeals court, and state Supreme Court.  

A trailblazer throughout her career, Judge Wright was the first Black woman to serve on the Minnesota Supreme Court and is also the first Black female federal judge in Minnesota history. Before joining the bench, Judge Wright handled complex civil matters in private practice and was a federal prosecutor for the District of Minnesota.