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Diane Lynn Kroupa

federal judge

Diane Lynn Kroupa, American federal judge. Bar: South Dakota 1981, District of Columbia 1984, Minnesota 1986. Recipient Volunteer of Year award, Junior League of Minnesota, 1993.


Kroupa, Diane Lynn was born in 1955 in Mitchell, South Dakota, United States.


Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, 1978. Postgraduate student, Georgetown University, 1983. Juris Doctor, University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1981.


Attorney, advisor Internal Revenue Service legislation and regulation division Office of Chief Counsel, Washington, 1981-1984. Attorney, advisor to Judge Joel Gerber United States Tax Court, 1984-1985, judge, since 2003. Associate Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis, 1985-1987, Parsinen Bowman Levy, Minneapolis, 1987-1990, partner, 1990-1995.

Judge Minnesota Tax Court, St. Paul, 1995—2001, chief judge, 1998—2001. Special counsel Faegre & Benson LLP, Minneapolis, 2001—2003. Chair tax section Hennepin County Bar, Minneapolis, since 1985.

Member advisory board Hamline University, St. Paul, since 1995.


  • Bar: South Dakota 1981, District of Columbia 1984, Minnesota 1986.


  • Editor multi-volunteer treatises on corporations, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Legal advisor Minnesota Women's Political Caucus, Minnesota Women's Education Council, St. Paul, 1989-1991, Junior League Minneapolis, 1991-1993. Member of American Judicature Society, National Association of Women Judges, Minnesota State Bar Association (Community Volunteer of Year 1998, Distinguished Service award 2001), American Bar Association.


  • Other Interests

    Children activities, computers, furniture refinishing, reading.