Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Appoints Two Alums to Bench

September 25, 2018

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton last week appointed Tracy Perzel ’99 and Melissa Listug Klick ’03 as District Court judges in the state’s First and Eighth Judicial Districts, respectively.

Perzel is the criminal division chief at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, where she leads and supervises 40 assistant U.S. attorneys, implements division-wide policy, and prosecutes and oversees the prosecution of federal criminal cases. Previously, she served as an assistant attorney general at the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and an assistant county attorney at the Kandiyohi County Attorney’s Office. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas and her J.D., cum laude, from the Law School.

Perzel is a small group leader at Easter Lutheran Church, a packing volunteer with Feed My Starving Children, and a volunteer at Red Pine Elementary.

Listug Klick is an attorney with Littler Mendelson, P.C., where she assesses employment litigation and makes recommendations regarding litigation strategy. Previously, she was an associate and of counsel with Paul, Plevin, Sullivan & Connaughton, L.L.P., a summer associate at Rider, Bennett, Eagan & Arundel, a clerk with the Office of the General Counsel at the University of Minnesota, and a federal judicial extern for Magistrate Judge Jonathan Lebedoff.

Listug Klick earned her B.A. and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota. She is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association District 16 and a committee member with Raising Pope County.

Tracy Perzel ’99 and Melissa Listug Klick ’03
Tracy Perzel ’99 and Melissa Listug Klick ’03

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