Judge Kari Willis


Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on Jan. 31, 2022. Current term expires Jan. 2025.


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

Past Employment:

  • Assistant County Attorney, Wright County Attorney’s Office
  • Law clerk, Honorable Kim Johnson, Wright County, Tenth Judicial District

Professional and Community Activities:

  • The Turn - Wright County Adult Drug Court Program
  • Community youth sports
  • Volunteer mock trial judge, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wright County Safe Schools committee
  • Community Child Safety Team
  • Back-to-School Program
  • Children’s Justice Initiative
  • Former administrator, Wright County Attorney’s Office truancy program