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Judge Paula D. Vraa


Appointed Sept. 11, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Elected in 2018. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law
B.A., University of Minnesota

Past Employment:

  • Partner, Larson King, LLP
  • Adjunct professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law and University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • No-fault arbitrator, AAA
  • Partner, Rider Bennett, LLP
  • Appellate law clerk, the Honorable Harriet Lansing and the Honorable Jack Davies, Minnesota Court of Appeals
  • Attorney, Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak, and Pikala, P.A.

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Volunteer, Disability Law Center
  • Volunteer, Appeals Self-Help Clinic
  • Volunteer teacher, Junior Achievement