Mr. Wendland received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota, College of Agriculture, in 1958. He then served in the United States Army. He received his J.D. from Drake University in 1965 where he was an editor on the Drake Law Review Staff. After several years of private practice, Mr. Wendland served as Special Assistant Attorney General from 1967 to 1969. He returned to private practice of law at Blue Earth, Minnesota in 1969. He was appointed Faribault County Attorney in 1971 and held that position for 20 years.
Mr. Wendland has extensive experience in estate planning and the administration of estates, trusts and guardianships / conservatorships, agricultural law with emphasis on land use, drainage and water law. Mr. Wendland has been involved in litigation resulting in some significant appellate decisions in the State of Minnesota regarding public drainage. In addition, Mr. Wendland maintains a substantial litigation and insurance defense practice. Mr. Wendland is a qualified mediator under Minnesota Rules and Practice and is frequently called upon to mediate drainage and agricultural law dispiutes and land use disputes.