judge-kohl.jpg James Kohl 
Workers' Compensation Judge

Contact Information
(651) 361-7900
james.kohl@state.mn.us

 

Judge Kohl was appointed as a Workers' Compensation Judge in 2012. Judge Kohl's career has included services as a workers' compensation claim adjuster, legal assistant, defense and petitioner attorney.

Judge Kohl's Legal Assistant, Colleen Wackerfuss, may be reached at (651) 361-7885, via email at colleen.wackerfuss@state.mn.us or via facsimile at (651) 539-0300.

EDUCATION 

  • Juris Doctorate, William Mitchell College of Law, 1993
  • Bachelor of Science, Mankato State University, 1983
  • Legal Assistant Studies, Inver Hills Community College, 1986
  • Police Officers Standards & Training (POST) Certification, Hibbing, MN, 1983

PRIOR EMPLOYMENT 

  • Attorney, Hedback, Arendt, Kohl & Carlson, 2007-2012
  • Attorney, Giebel, Gilbert, Williams & Kohl, 1996-2006 
  • Attorney, Joseph M. Goldberg & Associates, 1994-1996 
  • Attorney & Law Clerk, Raunhorst & Carlson, 1992-1994 
  • Legal Assistant, Fredrickson & Byron, 1987-1990 
  • Claims Examiner, G.A.B., Business Services, 1986-1987

Professional affiliations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association 

Community Activities

  • Volunteer, Courage Center