My experience consists of cases involving intricate contracts, fraud, class actions, intellectual property, antitrust, unfair competition, and insurance—both at the trial court and appellate levels. I have extensive experience working on case strategy, motion practice, expert evidence, discovery, and trial preparation. My litigation style is collaborative, creative, and proactive, and I make communicating with clients a top priority.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than an interesting lawsuit and being an advocate for others. I represent business clients in complex commercial litigation, particularly in matters involving business torts, fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, antitrust and unfair competition, and intellectual property. I have experience with both large and small cases, ranging in size from $150,000 to over $200 million, and adapt my strategy to the size and needs of the case. In every case, I apply my business education, legal knowledge, hard work, and inventiveness to place my client in the best position to succeed.
Throughout my time at Winthrop & Weinstine, I have had the incredible honor and privilege to work closely with giants in the legal profession, and learn their strategies and methods for success both in and out of the courtroom. Founder and legendary trial attorney Robert ‘Bob’ Weinstine is one of my mentors, and I continue to work with him on a regular basis.
Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, I clerked for The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. During that experience, I learned how to scrutinize legal arguments, write with precision and brevity, present arguments persuasively, and navigate the complicated federal court system. I also developed an insider’s perspective to judicial decision-making that informs my advocacy today. I regularly utilize these skills in my day-to-day practice, and I am proud to teach effective legal research and writing to rising attorneys as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Honors & Awards
Top Author - Trademarks
JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, 2019
Associations & Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association
Social chair, New Lawyers Section
Federal Bar Association
Co-chair, Newer Lawyers Committee
Member, Intellectual Property Committee
American Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Co-chair, Wine Club
Eighth Circuit Bar Association
University of Minnesota Student Legal Service Board of Directors
Hennepin County Representative
University of Minnesota Law School
Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing