Gov. Walz appoints Reynaldo Aligada to fill 2nd Judicial District vacancy

August 6, 2019
Contact: Teddy Tschann

Governor Walz Appoints Reynaldo Aligada to Fill Second Judicial District Vacancy

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Reynaldo Aligada as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Second Judicial District. Mr. Aligada will be replacing the Honorable David C. Higgs and will be chambered at Saint Paul in Ramsey County.

“I am honored to appoint Reynaldo Aligada as a District Court Judge in the Second Judicial District,” said Governor Walz. “I was impressed by his distinguished career on the state and federal levels, as well as his commitment to community. He will serve the people of Ramsey County well.”

Minnesota’s Second Judicial District consists of Ramsey County.

About Reynaldo Aligada

Mr. Aligada is currently the First Assistant Federal Defender at the Office of the Federal Defender in Minneapolis. He represents clients charged with a wide variety of federal criminal offenses. Aligada also has previous work experience in civil litigation and as a Judicial Law Clerk for the United States District Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals. His community involvement includes the Community Outreach Committee for the Federal Bar Association, the Federal Practice Committee, the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Gateway to Legal Education Advisory Board, several bar associations, and other organizations.

Mr. Aligada received his B.A. from Saint John’s University and his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.