Judge Paula D. Vraa


Appointed Sept. 11, 2017, by Governor Mark Dayton. Current term expires Jan. 2019.


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