Viet-Hanh Winchell

GalowitzOlson, PLLC

Viet-Hanh’s life ambition is to give back to the community that has allowed her family to succeed from humble beginnings. She is a highly respected, multi-lingual litigation attorney with significant courtroom experience. Her practice focuses on criminal law, personal injury, family law, municipal law, and litigation.

Viet-Hanh is dedicated to helping others, and she wholeheartedly understands the stresses that life may bring. In addition to being a strong advocate for her clients, she also serves the legal profession and the community in various volunteer capacities, and is a governor-appointed member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.

Viet-Hanh’s life experiences are as diverse as her legal background. She and her husband have traveled to many countries around the world, and she spent extended periods studying abroad.  While earning her undergraduate degree, she studied in Montpellier, France, for a semester. During law school, she studied International Law and Human Rights in Cape Town, South Africa for a summer session. 

Viet-Hanh loves spending time outdoors with her family and competing in triathlons.

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Community/Professional Associations
Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection – Appointed August 2016 by Governor Mark Dayton
Minnesota State Bar Association
President – Washington County Bar Association (January 2017 – present)
Ramsey County Bar Association
Anoka County Bar Association
Minnesota Association for Justice – Women for Justice, Education Committee, Diversity Task Force
Outreach Committee – Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
President – State Bar of Wisconsin, Nonresident Lawyers Division (July 2016 – June 2017)
Leadership Development Committee – State Bar of Wisconsin
Volunteer Attorney – Children’s Law Center
Volunteer Attorney for Domestic Abuse Victims –Tubman Pro Bono Safety Project
Volunteer Speaker – Open Doors to Federal Courts
Running Sponsor – I Run 4

Publications & Speaking Engagements
“Women in High Ranks – The Beginnings of Diversity,” With Equal Right
The Basics of Personal Injury, Washington County Bar Association
Examination Under Oath, Minnesota Association for Justice
No-Fault Seminar, Mock Arbitration, Minnesota Association for Justice
62Q, Minnesota Association for Justice


Areas of Practice
Criminal Law
Municipal Law
Personal Injury
Family Law
Civil Litigation
Real Estate
Landlord/Tenant Law
Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning

Bar & Court Admissions
Minnesota State Bar
U.S. Federal District Court, District of Minnesota
Wisconsin State Bar

Hamline University School of Law (J.D)
University of Minnesota (B.A.)