Judge Karen B. Schommer


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Nov. 26, 2018. Elected 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.


J.D., University of Richmond
B.S., Virginia Tech

Past Employment:

  • Deputy Criminal Chief, Major Crimes and Priority Prosecutions Section, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Minnesota
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, Criminal Division, Southern District of West Virginia
  • Associate, Robinson & McElwee P.L.L.C. 

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Minnesota Chapter, Federal Bar Association
    • Co-chair, Community Outreach Committee