In 1960, just one out of every 25 attorneys was female; today, that number is one in three. Progress is worth celebrating, and the next generation can take inspiration from an influential group of lawyers making their mark in courtrooms, boardrooms, and beyond.
Our 2020 Notable Women in Law honorees span almost every area of expertise in the state of Minnesota, from family law and general counsel, to employment, patent, and medical law. They are helping set legal precedents, winning cases of national significance, founding and managing firms, and mentoring the next wave of leaders—all while finding time to give back to their communities.
Methodology: The individuals featured did not pay to be included. Their profiles were drawn from nomination materials submitted. This list is not comprehensive. It includes only people who were nominated and accepted after an editorial review. To qualify for this list, individuals must self-identify as female, be serving in a senior-level role at a firm or institution in Minnesota, and have at least five years of experience in law. They must have shown the ability to effect change in their roles or areas of practice.
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