Before joining Winthrop & Weinstine in 2000, I practiced, for several years, with a small general practice firm where I worked in many areas of the law, embracing the difficult undertakings of litigating large commercial cases, small personal injury matters, and everything in between. I’m grateful for the education and experience I gained in the smaller firm, because it’s where I learned how to issue-spot and get things done.
I primarily represent financial institutions and other commercial enterprises with matters related to business disputes. The highlights of my workday come from listening to my clients as they share their problems and concerns with me, and then establishing the best approach for assisting them in meeting their objectives and goals. My clients trust my skills in navigating the legal system and its many nuances, allowing them to maintain focused on running and growing their business. In addition to my role as litigator, I serve as an advocate and trusted business advisor as outside general counsel to many clients. I value and appreciate the trust and confidence my clients have in me and appreciate every day the opportunity to play such an important role in the success of their businesses.
When I’m not at work advocating for my clients, I enjoy spending time with my family. I currently serve on the Board of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., and previously served as a Board member from 2007-2013 and 2015-2018, as well as the Litigation Department Practice Group Leader from 2018-2020.
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Honors & Awards
The Best Lawyers in America©
Commercial Litigation, 2023-2024
Minnesota Super Lawyers®
Listed in "Top 100", 2011, 2013
Top 40 Business Litigation Attorneys, 2009
Recommended in Litigation: General Commercial
Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers For Business, 2020-2023
Leaders in their Field
Local Litigation Star
Benchmark Litigation, 2020-2021
Minnesota Law & Politics, 2000-2005
LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review ratings
Associations & Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association
Civil Litigation Section
Hennepin County Bar Association
Ramsey County Bar Association
Federal Bar Association
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Board of Directors, 2007-2012, 2016-2018, 2023-present
Board Member, 2022-present
Children’s Cancer Research Fund
Former Board Member
Our Saviour’s Community Services
Former Board Member