Experience, Leadership and Community
NAME: Hilary Lindell Caligiuri
APPOINTED: September 8, 2014
BY: Gov. Mark Dayton
LAW SCHOOL: University of Minnesota (1996)
COLLEGE: University of Wisconsin–Madison (1993)
HIGH SCHOOL: Highland Park High School, St. Paul (1989)
Judge Caligiuri was appointed to the Hennepin County bench by Gov. Mark Dayton in 2014, after being recommended to the Governor by the Judicial Selection Commission. She is currently assigned to handle criminal cases.
Before her appointment to the bench, Judge Caligiuri was a Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and supervisor of the office’s Drug Team. As a prosecutor, she tried primarily violent crime and drug cases, including a number of gang-related homicides. Prior to joining the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, Judge Caligiuri was a Deputy Attorney General, overseeing the Civil Litigation, Torts and Employment Law, Medicaid Fraud, and Tax Litigation divisions within the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office. She also managed the AGO’s Criminal Trial Division. Just after law school, Judge Caligiuri served as a law clerk to the Hon. Marianne D. Short on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.