MADISON – On October 17 Governor Scott Walker appointed Andrea Nodolf as Dunn County District Attorney, replacing outgoing District Attorney James Peterson, who was recently elected Circuit Court Judge.
“Andrea Nodolf is a proven District Attorney with a strong track record,” said Governor Walker. “Her experience, knowledge, and demonstrated skill as a prosecutor make her highly qualified for this role.”
Nodolf currently serves as Rusk County District Attorney, and she has been a prosecutor in Rusk County for nearly four years. During her tenure as District Attorney, she ably handled a wide range of matters, including high-profile prosecutions of serious crimes such as sexual abuse and arson. She also has extensive experience in municipal law and employment law, having spent nearly five years in private practice representing school districts and other public entities in both state and federal court. As District Attorney, Nodolf has developed a strong local reputation for her professionalism and her effectiveness as a prosecutor, and those who work closely with her praise her abilities.
Rusk County Circuit Court Judge Steven Anderson said of Nodolf that she is “very capable” and a “strong advocate for both public safety and for crime victims.” She has performed to a very high level as the top prosecutor in Rusk County, he said, and “she will do a fine job as District Attorney for Dunn County.”
The Sheriff of Rusk County, David Kaminski, also speaks well of Nodolf, praising “her work, dedication and professionalism as Rusk County District Attorney.” He adds that she “worked very hard in her prosecution of the cases that were presented to her office and in making those who broke the law accountable for their actions. District Attorney Nodolf is very respected in her position and she will be missed. The citizens of Dunn County will be getting a quality District Attorney and I wish her the best in her new position.”
Attorney Rich Summerfield of Kostner & Summerfield, S.C., who serves Rusk County as Corporation Counsel and works with Nodolf in that capacity, also recommended her. “She has done a tremendous job up here,” he says. “Rusk County will miss her very much.” Before becoming District Attorney, Nodolf had practiced law with Kostner & Summerfield as an associate.
Nodolf earned a juris doctor degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a bachelor of arts degree from Luther College in Iowa. She looks forward to moving to Dunn County with her husband and two children.