Judge Hilary Lindell Caligiuri

Hennepin County Courthouse
Fourth Judicial District
(612) 348-6000

Chambers Phone: (612) 596-0822
Reporter: (612) 596-2870 – for transcript requests only
Law Clerk: (612) 596-0822

Fourth Judicial District Judicial Officers

Judge Hilary Lindell Caligiuri


Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Sept. 8, 2014. Elected in 2016 and 2022. Current term expires December 31, 2028.


Judge Caligiuri received her law degree magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School, and holds a B.A. in Soviet Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she was Phi Beta Kappa.

Past Employment:

Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Caligiuri was a Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and supervisor of the office’s Drug Team. As a prosecutor, she tried primarily violent crime and drug cases, including a number of gang-related homicides. Prior to joining the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Judge Caligiuri was a Deputy Attorney General, overseeing the Civil Litigation, Torts and Employment Law, Medicaid Fraud, and Tax Litigation divisions within the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office (AGO). She also managed the AGO’s Criminal Trial Division. Just after law school, Judge Caligiuri served as a law clerk to the Hon. Marianne D. Short on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. 


Judge Caligiuri currently serves as the Presiding Judge of the Fourth District's Criminal Division. She is the statewide chair of the Criminal Jury Instruction Committee of the Minnesota District Judges Association.

Professional and Community Activities: 

Judge Caligiuri is a member of the Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations.  While working as a prosecutor, she was a frequent lecturer for the Minnesota County Attorneys Association, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and other state and federal agencies. She served as a liaison to the Second Precinct Court Watch. Judge Caligiuri was a voting member of the Minnesota Violent Crime Coordinating Council and its predecessor statewide councils, and was a member of the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court.  


Criminal, 2020-Present
Juvenile, July 31, 2017-2020
Criminal, Sept. 8, 2014-July 30, 2017