Peggy Brendan Peggy A. Brenden 
workers' Compensation Judge

Contact Information
(651) 361-7900

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. She was appointed as a Workers' Compensation Judge in 1986.

Judge Arnold's Legal Assistant, Patti Slette, may be reached at (218) 302-6362, via email at 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