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Judge Jacob Kraus

Appointed/Elected:

Appointed by Governor Tim Walz on April 25, 2022.
Current term expires January 2025.
 

Education:

J.D., cum laude, Notre Dame Law School
B.A., summa cum laude, University of St. Thomas
 

Employment History:

  • Senior Attorney, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office
  • Division Manager, Minnesota Attorney General’s Office
  • Associate Attorney, Faegre & Benson LLP
  • Law Clerk, Ramsey County District Court

Community and Professional Activities:

  • Volunteer, St. Paul Public Schools
  • Youth baseball coach, St. Paul
  • Youth hockey coach, St. Paul
  • Co-Chair, Second Judicial District Equal Justice Committee
  • Member, Second Judicial District Court Reporter Recruitment and Retention Committee
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Member, Notre Dame Club of Minnesota

Past Professional Activities:

  • Director, American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Council 5, Local 2938
  • Member, Minnesota District Attorney’s Association
  • Executive Committee Member, Hennepin County Family Violence Coordinating Council
  • Member, Hennepin County Child Mortality Review Panel

Assignments:

  • Juvenile, 2024 – Present
  • Criminal, 2022 – 2024