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

Professional and Community Activities:

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

Past Professional Activities:

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