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Reid J. Golden

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University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2012
Miami University, B.S., Accounting & Finance, Dean's List, 2001
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Reid J. Golden is an associate in the Business & Commercial Litigation department at Winthrop & Weinstine. Prior to joining the firm, Reid gained experience at the Minneapolis City Attorney's Office as a Law Clerk in the city’s Criminal Division, where he conducted petty misdemeanor trials and worked on various arraignment calendars. He was also previously a Volunteer Law Clerk at the Minnesota Justice Foundation.  

Reid earned his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, where he also was awarded Best Oral Argument, volunteered at the Minnesota Justice Law Center and was a member of the Minnesota Law Review, which published one of his works.  

Prior to enrolling in law school, he served as a sergeant in the United States Army’s Psychological Operations Command, which included a tour to Baghdad, Iraq in 2004. Following his return from the Middle East, he accepted a post to an international manufacturing company’s Shanghai Representative Office.

He spent 2005-2008 developing business in China, Taiwan, and Thailand, facilitated the construction of a factory near Shanghai, and sourced raw materials for export to the United States. He received his B.S. from Miami University, where he was on the Dean's List and was the Treasurer and Brotherhood Chairman of the Delta Chi fraternity.

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 2012
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin Tribal Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 2015


Profiled. Heilman, Dan. "Conviction didn’t pass evidence standard." Minnesota Lawyer. 23 February 2015. 

Profiled. Successful Appeal Results in Reversal of Conviction and Release for Pro Bono Client. 19 February 2015.

Presenter.  Appealing Orders and Judgments, Minnesota Civil Practice Deskbook Seminar, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 14 April 2014.

Presenter. Hearsay, Declarant Unavailable, Remaining Rules, and Crawford jurisprudence: MRE 804‑807, Minnesota Evidence Deskbook Seminar, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 14 October 2013.

Co-Author. "Orders and Judgments" Minnesota CLE Civil Practice Deskbook

Author. "Asserting a Tribal Sovereign Immunity Defense, Even Where the Tribe has Contractually Waived its Immunity."

Author. "Asserting Personal Jurisdiction Over Non-Tribal Parties in State Court: What To Do When a Foreign Defendant Argues It Is Not Subject to the Host-State’s Laws."

Author. "Loaded Questions: A Proposed Framework for the Adjudication of the Second Amendment." Minnesota Law Review. 2012

Lead Author. “Hearsay, Declarant Unavailable and Remaining Rules: MRE 804‑807” Minnesota CLE Courtroom Evidence Deskbook  

Co-Author. “Excess Insurance” Minnesota CLE Insurance Law Deskbook

  • MSBA North Star Lawyer for Pro Bono Service, 2014
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