Associate Justice Karl C. Procaccini

Minnesota Judicial Center
Supreme Court
(651) 297-7650

Associate Justice Karl C. Procaccini


Appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Tim Walz. Sworn in on October 2, 2023. Current term expires January 2025.


  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2010
  • The American University in Cairo, LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, 2007
  • Harvard University, A.B., magna cum laude, 2005


University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2023
  • Adjunct Professor, 2017-present
Office of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor
  • General Counsel and Deputy Chief of Staff, 2019-2023
Greene Espel PLLP
  • Partner, 2017-2018
  • Member, 2012-2016
William Mitchell College of Law
  • Assistant Adjunct Professor, 2014
United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Law Clerk for Chief Judge Michael J. Davis, 2011-2012
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Law Clerk for Judge Diana E. Murphy, 2010-2011

Professional Memberships:

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional and Community Activities:

Minnesota State Bar Association – International Business Law Section
  • Governing Council Chair, 2018–2019
  • Governing Council Member, 2014–2023
American Constitution Society – Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter
  • Advisory Board Co-Chair, 2021–2023
  • Advisory Board Member, 2019–2021
  • Chapter President, 2013–2017
  • Executive Board Member, 2012–2019
University of St. Thomas School of Law Externship Program
  • Volunteer mentor for international LL.M. student, 2022–2023
Minneapolis Public Schools Reader/Writer Program
  • Volunteer writing coach, 2019–present

Awards and Recognition:

  • Public Attorney Award of Excellence – In-House Agency Counsel, Minnesota State Bar Association – Public Law Section, 2021
  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2020
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2019–present
  • David L. Lillehaug Award for Distinguished Leadership, American Constitution Society – Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter, 2019
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2015–2019
  • North Star Lawyer (recognition for pro bono service), Minnesota State Bar Association, 2013–2018