I represent clients in a variety of aspects of insurance coverage litigation under all major insurance lines. I have experience in a range of areas of litigation, including sexual harassment/sexual abuse litigation; lost policy identification; historical policy form changes and terms and conditions; primary/excess coverage and allocation issues; insurance fraud; insurance bad faith; and insurance jurisdiction.
I believe that if you take the time to listen and ask questions, there is something to learn from every person and every situation. That’s one of the reasons I love litigation – I approach each case as an opportunity to explore a new problem and to apply my analytical and critical thinking skills, as well as attention to detail, to work closely with my clients to find a fresh solution. Relationships, both personal and professional, are very important to me, and I believe the best outcomes can be achieved when working together as a team.
I especially enjoy the nuances and complexities of insurance coverage work, and the unique relationship created between the insurer and the insured by the policy – I actually like reading them! As a former history major, it’s exciting to be able to pick apart a document, analyze it, interpret it with any corresponding law, and apply that interpretation to the facts of a case. I am also constantly struck by the care that insurers and adjusters have for their insureds, and the lengths to which they go to preserve their insureds wellbeing.
Outside of work, you can often find me on the treadmill or in the pool; I grew up swimming competitively, and that joy of competition and pushing my personal limits will always be with me. I also enjoy teaching and mentoring law students and love that I get to do both as an Adjunct Professor in the Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Moot Court at the University of Minnesota Law School.
Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
University of Minnesota Law School