Honorable Peter M. Reyes
Judge, Court of Appeals, Minnesota Judicial Branch
The Honorable Peter M. Reyes, Jr. is a judge on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He began his career as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Salvador M. Rosas. He then worked as an associate at Robins Kaplan, as a senior Intellectual Property lawyer at Cargill, Incorporated and as a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
Judge Reyes is an active member of a number of state, national, and international bar associations and nonprofit organizations. He served as president of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA) from 2000-2003 and national president of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) from 2012-2013. Judge Reyes is active in the American Bar Association (ABA) and the International Association of Lawyers (UIA).
Among his recognitions, Minnesota Lawyer named Judge Reyes as one of the “Attorneys of the Year” in 2001, 2012, 2016, and 2017, and as a recipient of the inaugural “Diversity & Inclusion Award” in 2017. In 2012 and 2013, Poder Magazine named him as one of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America. Judge Reyes received the Ohtli Award in 2016, the highest award given out by the Mexican government to a non-Mexican citizen. He received the “HNBA Latino Judge of the Year Award” in 2018. And in 2019, Judge Reyes received the “MHBA Courage in Leadership Award” and the ABA “Spirit of Excellence Award.”
Judge Reyes received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of St. Thomas and his law degree from Mitchell-Hamline College of Law, graduating with Honors.