Kari is an attorney in our Municipal Law group. She focuses her practice on criminal prosecution for the municipalities we serve.

Kari has over seven years of criminal law experience. Prior to joining Eckberg Lammers, she was the Assistant County Attorney in Morrison County and Rice County, where she prosecuted all levels of criminal matters from charging to trial, including DWI, assault, domestic assault, and criminal sexual conduct.

Committed to community service and outreach, particularly in areas of education for the municipalities we represent, Kari believes that partnering closely with law enforcement and other justice partners provides effective prosecution and achieves fair outcomes.

Kari is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, the theater and getting re-acquainted with her hometown of Northfield, MN.

Education & Admissions


William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN
– J.D.

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
– B.A.

Bar Admissions


Affiliations & Involvement

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota State Bar Association
– Member, Criminal Law Section

Community Involvement

Hope Center Board of Directors
– Member

Blueprint for Safety
– Member

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Effective Prosecution requires working closely with law enforcement and other justice partners to achieve fair outcomes. My priority is to further the goals of community safety while ensuring the victim’s voice is heard throughout the process.
Kari O’Leary