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Lisa B. Ellingson

I learn all I can to develop the best strategy for my clients’ circumstances.

My Approach

I was a piano performance major in college, and you’d be surprised at how many similarities there are to litigation. When I represent clients in patent litigation, there is so much preparation involved on the front end – digging into what is inherently a new technology, figuring out all the pieces, gathering and synthesizing information, and making decisions that will work best for the end result. You spend hundreds of hours practicing – all for one big performance. In my patent litigation practice, I put in that time and preparation to protect the rights of inventors and their technologies.

Outside of work, I am an advocate for adult Korean adoptees. As an adoptee myself, I have found that there are many organizations that focus on adoptees as children, but there are not many that deal with adults. I help represent the perspective of adult intercountry adoptees, and coordinate services and conferences that are unique to the Korean adoptee community.

I also volunteer time through pro bono legal work, working with the Minnesota District Court’s Pro Se Project, and representing asylum applicants.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

MSBA North Star Lawyer

Pro Bono Service, 2015, 2017-2018

Public Interest / Pro Bono Lawyer Award

International Association of Korean Lawyers, 2018

Associations & Memberships

International Korean Adoptee Associations

Vice President, Korean Affairs

International Association of Korean Lawyers

Regional Governor

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association