Hon. Karin L. Noakes

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P.O. Box 74
St. Paul
(308) 754-4148
(308) 754-4727

Hon. Karin L. Noakes


2006 - present 
Judge of the District Court, 8th Judicial District
Blaine, Boyd, Brown, Cherry, Custer, Garfield, Greeley, Holt, Howard, Keya Paha, Loup, Rock, Sherman, Valley, & Wheeler counties
Judge of the North Central Problem Solving Court


2004 - 2006
Village Attorney
Greeley, NE
2003 - 2006
Greeley County Attorney’s Office, county attorney
Greeley, NE
2002 - 2006
City Prosecutor
St. Paul, NE
1999 - 2006
Howard County Attorney’s Office, county attorney
St. Paul, NE
Private practice of law
Deputy county attorney in Hall & Platte counties
Deputy public defender in Madison County


The National Judicial College, 2007
General Jurisdiction

University of Nebraska College of Law, 1993
Juris Doctorate

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1990
Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice, cum laude


Judicial/Law Related Activities

Professional Affiliations
Nebraska State Bar Association
Nebraska District Judges Association
Court Reporters’ Committee
Child Support Guidelines Committee

Community Activities

Howard and Greeley County Child Abuse Treatment Team, former chairperson
Formerly provided free legal services to victims of domestic violence without the financial means to afford an attorney
Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism, former Board member

Honors and Awards

Family Violence Coalition Award for efforts protecting victims of domestic violence
Child Advocacy Award for efforts protecting child victims in judicial system


Revised October 2022