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Judge Kristen Marttila

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-2040

Law Clerk: (612) 348-9586

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Kristen Marttila


Appointed on January 8, 2024 by Governor Walz. Term expires January 2027.


J.D., The University of Iowa College of Law, 2005
M.S., Urban and Regional Planning, The University of Iowa Graduate College, 2005
B.A., English, The University of Iowa College of Arts and Sciences, 2001


Lockridge Grindal Nauen, 2011-2018 and 2019-2023
Law clerk, Honorable Eric C. Tostrud, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2018-2019
Law clerk, Honorable Patrick J. Schlitz, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2009-2011
Faegre & Benson, 2005-2009

Professional Memberships:

Federal Bar Association, various leadership roles

Professional and Community Activities:

Reader/Writer volunteer reader
Welcoming Equity member, Hale and Field Elementary Schools