Advocacy requires measured diligence. I think as a person of action and act as one of thought.
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University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., Civil Litigation Concentration, magna cum laude, 2016
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, B.S.B., Entrepreneurial Management and Philosophy, summa cum laude, 2013
U.S. District Court, D. Minn., 2017
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Cir., 2018
U.S. District Court, D. Colo., 2019
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 class actions, fraud and fiduciary duties, antitrust, false advertising, intellectual property, and utilities. I have experience representing clients in the banking, manufacturing, insurance, technology, and energy sectors. I am currently involved in several high-profile cases involving Minnesotan 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. 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 to my clients’ benefit.
I am active in the legal community. My involvements outside the firm enable me to give back, keep me abreast of new legal developments, and introduce me to judges and elected officials. I am also an adjunct professor and teach legal research and writing to rising attorneys at the University of Minnesota Law School.
One of the first cases I had the opportunity to be lead attorney was a pro bono case through the federal court’s Pro Se Project. I represented a civilly-committed person whose access to the public library through the U.S. mail had been unjustly cut off. This was a great opportunity to formulate case strategy, lead a case team, directly advise the client, make executive decisions, and defend the Constitution. After successfully opposing the defendant’s motion to dismiss, my team and I aggressively pursued discovery, both formal and informal. We worked with witnesses and compiled documents to creatively build our case, and we even found a pro bono expert witness. By the time of the mediation that was facilitated by the Court, we had a major advantage, and the case settled with my client achieving almost all of his goals without having to go to trial.
My experience consists of cases involving intricate contracts, schemes to defraud, environmental review, class actions, patents and trademarks, monopolization, unfair methods of business competition, and fiduciary duties. I am adept at case strategy, depositions, written discovery, brief writing, oral argument, and trial motions and preparation. I am also highly skilled at expert analysis, and I enjoy diving into the data. My litigation style is collaborative, creative, and proactive, and I make communicating with clients a top priority.
While clerking, I developed a critical eye and attention to detail that ensures no stone is left unturned. I also witnessed successful advocacy techniques, which I incorporate into my practice. Throughout my time at Winthrop & Weinstine, I have also 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 pending matters.
My appellate experience consists of cases involving environmental review, energy, class actions, patents, monopolization, unfair methods of business competition, and negligence. I am adept at delving into the details, analysis of intricate legal and factual issues, comprehensive research, appellate strategy, brief writing, and oral argument. My appellate advocacy style is collaborative, creative, and proactive, and I make communicating with clients a top priority.
While clerking, I developed a critical eye and attention to detail that ensures no stone is left unturned. I also witnessed successful advocacy techniques, which I incorporate into my practice. Throughout my time at Winthrop & Weinstine, I have also 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. Appellate practice lead Tom Boyd is one of my mentors, and I continue to work with him on pending matters.
Pro Bono Service, 2020
Pro Bono Service, 2020
Minnesota State Bar Association, 2020
MSBA New Lawyers Section, 2020
Pro Bono Service, 2019
JD Supra Readers’ Choice Awards, 2019
Two-time winner, University of Minnesota
Social chair, Newer Lawyers Section, 2019-2020
Member, Appellate Section
Member, Public Utilities Law Section
Member, Civil Litigation Section
Assistant Treasurer, 2020-present
Co-chair, Newer Lawyers Committee, 2018-2020
Member, Intellectual Property Committee
Membership Board, Young Lawyers Division, 2020-present
Section of Litigation
Co-chair, Wine Club, 2018-present
Hennepin County Representative, 2017-present
Adjunct Professor, Legal Research and Writing, 2018-present
Member, Technology Committee
Vice Chair, Ethical Practices Board, 2020-present
Volunteer Judge, 2013-present