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James K. Kohl

Workers' Compensation Judge

Judge Kohl's Legal Assistant, Samantha Cosgriff, may be reached at (651) 361-7845 or via email at

Judge Kohl has been a Workers’ Compensation Judge since 2012. Judge Kohl has extensive experience in litigating and resolving workers’ compensation claims. As a Workers’ Compensation Judge with the Office of Administrative Hearings, his responsibilities include conducting evidentiary and special term hearings, settlement conferences and mediations for Workers' Compensation claims.

600 North Robert Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

PO Box 64620
St. Paul, MN 55164-0620

National Judicial College, Administrative Law: Graduate of Fair Hearings Course
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
B.S., Minnesota State University - Mankato
Police Officer Standards & Training (POST) Certification, Hibbing
Substantial Continuing Legal Education credits in Minnesota’s workers’ compensation laws and issues.

Private Practice of Law (1993-2012): Practice in the area of workers’ compensation, general litigation and municipal law.

Insurance Claims Examiner/Legal Assistant (1984-1990): Responsible for the handling and administration of self-insured workers’ compensation program.


Minnesota State Bar Association
Anoka County Bar Association
National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary 
Qualified Neutral Rule 114

Minnesota Association for Justice/Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyer’s Association

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