Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Leif Carlson

Assistant Public Defender, Second District, Ramsey County, Minnesota

Leif Carlson has served as the Assistant Public Defender for the Second Judicial District Public Defender's Office in Ramsey County, Minnesota since 1993, and has been a Managing Attorney there since 2012. Prior to joining the Second Judicial District, he was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Oakdale. From 1985-1990 he was in private practice and held two public defender contracts which included commitment defense. He received his undergraduate degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and his law degree from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska.