April 3, 2024

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm, Central Time

ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul: A Conversation with Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Karl Procaccini

Greene Espel Law Firm (Campbell Mithun Tower), Minneapolis, MN

Please join the ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter to Learn about Justice Procaccini’s path to the Minnesota Supreme Court, views on appellate practice, and tips for appearing before the Supreme Court. Refreshments will generously be provided by Greene Espel.

Moderated by:

Adam Miller, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Judicial Appointments; Office of Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan; Co-President, ACS Minneapolis-St. Paul Board of Directors


Justice Karl Procaccini

Justice Karl Procaccini


Justice Karl C. Procaccini grew up in Mystic, Connecticut. He graduated from Harvard College with his A.B., magna cum laude, in 2005. He then moved to Egypt, where he taught high school and earned his LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from The American University in Cairo. Justice Procaccini received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2010. Justice Procaccini began his legal career in Minnesota, clerking for Judge Diana E. Murphy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit and Chief Judge Michael J. Davis of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Until 2019, Justice Procaccini was a partner at the Minneapolis law firm Greene Espel PLLP, where his practice focused on civil litigation, investigations, and global compliance counseling.

After leaving private practice, Justice Procaccini served as General Counsel & Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of Governor Tim Walz & Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan. In recognition of his work on Minnesota’s response to COVID-19, he was named a 2020 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer, and he received the 2021 Public Attorney Award of Excellence from the Public Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Before his appointment to the Minnesota Supreme Court, Justice Procaccini served as a visiting professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He has previously served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and William Mitchell College of Law.

Justice Procaccini is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s International Business Law Section. He also served as the executive board president and advisory board co-chair of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. He and his wife, Dr. Nayla Hamdi, live in Minneapolis, and they enjoy music, theater, biking, and hiking throughout Minnesota.