Judge Krista K. Martin


Appointed to the Bench by Governor Jesse Ventura on Nov. 16, 2001. Elected in 2002, 2008, 2010, 2016, and 2022. Her current term expires in Jan. 2029.


University of Minnesota;
J.D., cum laude, 1990
B.A., magna cum laude, 1987


Solo Practitioner- 1997-2001
Assistant Public Defender (part-time)- Tenth Judicial District, 1997-2001
Partner- Bina, Holm and Martin, 1995-1997
Managing and Staff Attorney- Legal Aid Service of Northeastern Minnesota, 1991-1995 Associate- Hanft, Fride, et al, 1990-1991

Professional Memberships:

Volunteer Attorney Program- Pine and Kanabec Counties

Professional Activities:

Pine County Advisory Committee
Mille Lacs Band Circle Sentencing Committee
Board of Directors- Legal Aid Service of Northeast Minnesota

Community Activities:

Parents Forever