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Karl C. Procaccini, Associate Justice 2023-

Karl Christopher Procaccini

Portrait of Karl Procaccini

Karl Procaccini was appointed Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court on October 3, 2023


Appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Tim Walz on October 3, 2023. Current term expires Jan. 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