Peggy Brendan Peggy A. Brenden 
Compensation Judge

Contact Information
(651) 361-7900

Judge Brenden has been a Compensation Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings since 1986.

The first six years of Judge Brenden’s legal career were spent with a small law firm in St. Paul, Minnesota, representing injured workers. She then spent a year with a workers compensation defense firm representing employers and insurers. Judge Brenden credits this varied work experience with her strong commitment to conducting hearings that are fair and impartial for all parties.

Judge Brenden may be reached at (651) 361-7900 or via email at

Judge Brenden’s Legal Assistant, Patti Slette, can be reached at (218) 302-6362 or via facsimile at (218) 302-6365.


  • Juris Doctorate, University of Minnesota Law School 
  • Bachelor of Arts, Luther College, Decorah, IA


  • Private Practice of Law, Fitch & Johnson 
  • Private Practice of Law, Engebretson & Associates


  • Minnesota Bar Association


  • St. Paul Urban Tennis Board Member