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Associate

Kyle R. Kroll

Advocacy requires measured diligence. I think as a person of action and act as one of thought.

My Approach

There’s nothing I enjoy more than being an advocate for others. It is my privilege to represent business clients in complex commercial litigation, particularly in matters involving fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, antitrust and unfair competition, intellectual property, and utilities projects. I have experience representing clients in the banking, manufacturing, insurance, technology, and energy sectors. I am currently involved in several high-profile cases involving Minnesota and Canadian companies.

My business education helps me quickly grasp clients’ challenges and interests, as well as informs my case strategy and advice. I have worked on both large and small cases, ranging in size from $150,000 to over $200 million. In every case, I apply my business education, collaborative leadership, legal knowledge, hard work, proactivity, and inventiveness to place my client in the best position to succeed.

Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, I clerked for The Honorable Joan N. Ericksen in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. There, 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.

I am active in the legal community. My involvements outside the firm enable me to give back, keep me abreast of new legal developments locally and nationally, and introduce me to judges and elected officials. I frequently write about burgeoning business and intellectual property law topics. And I teach 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

President’s Student Leadership and Service Award

Two-time winner, University of Minnesota

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

The Minneapolis Club

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.

Member, Technology Committee

City of Minneapolis

Voting member, Ethical Practices Board