Judge Krista M. Marks


Appointed by Governor Walz on January 23, 2024. Current term expires January 3, 2027.


  • William Mitchell College of Law, JD
  • University of Saint Thomas, Cum Laude, degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology


  • Public Defender, Hennepin County
  • Attorney and Expungement Program Director, Neighborhood Justice Center Inc.

Professional Memberships:

Dakota County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

  • School Volunteer, supporting both athletics and fundraising initiatives.
  • Local non-profit volunteer, providing food, clothing, and other services to those in need