University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
University of Minnesota, B.A., Sociology of Law, Criminology, and Deviance, 2014
For me, litigation is about advocacy, and the whole reason I became a lawyer – I want to advocate for people and businesses and be their champion. In litigation, more than in any other area of the law, you really do have to choose sides, and I love being wholeheartedly for my clients and making a difference in their lives and business.
In law school, I served as the Student Director of the Human Rights Litigation and International Advocacy Clinic. During that time, I also began volunteering for the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota as counsel for foster care youth at Ramsey Juvenile Court – a practice I still continue today.
Outside of work, I love to be outside for the 5 minutes we have summer in Minnesota, and enjoy reading by the lakes.
Practicing Business & Commercial Litigation
I represent clients in litigation matters, with experience ranging from employment law to products liability. I have experience in legal analysis, brief writing, hearings, and discovery.
Representing an employer in a Whistleblower matter, pending in federal court. The matter recently went up to the Minnesota Supreme Court on the certified question of how the 2013 amendments to the MN Whistleblower statute (181.932) affected the reporting requirement.
Representing a company in several personal injury asbestos cases in Illinois, involving matters of personal jurisdiction.
Representing an employer in a discrimination case defending against alleged violations of the Minnesota Human Rights Act.
Representing a trustee in a dispute against individuals challenging the trust of the deceased settlor.
Representing a bank against claims of antitrust, breach of contract, and fraud regarding the sale of DDA Profiles.
Representing an insurance independent marketing operation in a matter regarding agency and respondent superior issues.
Representing a plaintiff involving claims of fraud and breach of contract, which developed into a bankruptcy issue when Defendant declared bankruptcy. Plaintiff chose to pursue the action through bankruptcy court rather than have the claims dismissed.
Representing a professional basketball player in a suit against previous employer who made personal guarantees of payment and has since refused to pay, with claims including breach of personal guarantee and promissory estoppel.
Successfully settled a matter on behalf of an employer regarding alleged violations of the Minnesota Human Rights Act and the Family Medical Leave Act.
In a pro bono matter, representing the express wishes of two children in the juvenile foster care system.
Successfully resolved two separate cases alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In both cases, the court held that the defendants mooted the plaintiff’s claims by removing all alleged architectural barriers prior to responding to plaintiff’s complaint. Both cases were dismissed at the motion to dismiss stage. These are the first cases known in the 8th Circuit that have held that where the architectural barriers in dispute have been removed, the plaintiff’s claims are moot and should be dismissed.
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