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Judge Fred Karasov


Hennepin County

Hennepin County Courthouse
Phone: (612)348-2040

Chambers Phone: (612) 348-6405

Chambers Email: Email Chambers Staff

Appointed:

Appointed February 2008, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2010.

Education:

J.D. Degree, William Mitchell College of Law, Cum laude, 1983

M.S. Degree, Northeastern University, Criminal Justice Studies, 1978

B.A. Degree, University of Minnesota, Interdepartmental Major, 1976

Employment:

1982-2008-
Hennepin County Attorney’s Office; Senior Attorney; most recent position, Senior Attorney, Violent Crimes Division; also worked in Juvenile Prosecution Division and Juvenile Protection Division

1988-present-
Minnesota Army National Guard; Judge Advocate General (JAG); currently serving as military judge

2007-present-
Adjunct faculty, William Mitchell College of Law; Advanced Trial Advocacy

1978-82-
Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office; Senior Deputy Sheriff

Additional Activities:

Local, state and national speaker on a variety of topics including child abuse, adult sexual assault, evidence, trial skills, law enforcement training on search and seizure, Fifth Amendment issues, report writing, courtroom testimony, training for new prosecutors, etc.

Law school instructor
- St. Thomas University, Evidence, 2012-Present 
- William Mitchell, adjunct professor, Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2007-Present
- University of Minnesota, Trial Advocacy, 2011-Present

Mock trial coach and judge

Moot court judge

Arbitration and negotiation judge

Soccer and softball coach

Assignment:

Criminal, 8/3/12-Present
Juvenile, 10/2009-8/2/12
Criminal, 3/2008-9/2009