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Judge Jacob Kraus


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


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


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