Angela focuses her trial litigation practice in the areas of products liability, mass tort, commercial litigation, and employment litigation. She is National Trial Counsel for a Fortune 100 company and represents clients in litigated disputes in both State and Federal courts. Angela works with her clients to develop creative and unique approaches to litigation. When a matter cannot be resolved, she puts her talent and trial experience to work in front of arbitrators, judges, and juries. She has served as lead counsel in more than seventy-five arbitrations and trials. Angela also has experience working with clients as an in-house attorney and as outside general counsel.
Angela is active in a number of professional organizations and she is regularly asked to speak at seminars in Minnesota and across the country. She was the 2017-2018 President of the National Association of Women Lawyers (“NAWL”) and the Past President of her local bar association, the Ramsey County Bar Association. Angela is also a member of Campaign for Legal Aid, a committee that raises money for Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (“SMRLS”). She has been nominated for admission into invitation-only organizations, like the American Board of Trial Advocates, and she was appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to serve on the Commission on Judicial Selection.
Hamline University School of Law, magna cum laude, 1999. Hamline Law Review, Jessup International Moot Court Team.
University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, Bachelor of Liberal Studies, University Honors, 1996.
National Association of Women Lawyers, Past President
American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), National Board Member
Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection
International Society of Barristers (ISOB)
Ramsey County Bar Association, Past President
Minnesota State Bar Association
Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Defense Research Institute
South Dakota Bar Association
American Bar Association
Minnesota; North Dakota; South Dakota; Wisconsin
Honors & Awards
2017 Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year
Best Lawyers, 2020-2021
Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2014-2020
Minnesota Rising Star, 2004-2013
National Association of Women Lawyer’s Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award, 2008
“AV” rated by her peers in Martindale Hubbell, the highest lawyer rating for both skills and ethics
Publications & Seminars
Presenter, FDCC Corporate Counsel Symposium “How to Build Trusting Relationships Between In-House Counsel and Outside Counsel”; Faculty, American Board of Trial Advocates, “Masters in Trial”; Presenter, NAWL Annual Meeting, “Your Seat at the Table: The Power of Negotiating and the Art of Persuasion”; Panelist, Ramsey County Bar Association Annual Meeting, “Eliminating Bias in the Corporate Law Department”; Moderator, Ark Legal, “The Next Generation of GC’s – Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”; Presenter, Ramsey County Bar Association, “Is the Maternal Wall Holding Up the Glass Ceiling? Legal Considerations in Caregiver Discrimination”; Presenter, FDCC, “The Young and the Restless: Legal Issues to Consider with Gen Y’ers in the Workplace”; Presenter, Corporate Counsel Summit “OMG R U Txtg from the Jury Box”; Presenter, NAWL/MWL Taking Charge of Your Career, “2015 Challenge – Promoting Women in the Legal Profession”; Panel Moderator, NAWL/MWL Taking Charge of Your Career Seminar, “Negotiating and Settlement Skills”; Presenter, DRI Trucking Seminar, “Handling Discovery to Keep the Focus on the Accident and Not the Carrier”; Presenter, MDLA Seminar, “Ethical Considerations in the Assertion of Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product”; Chair, National Association of Women Lawyers Seminar, “From Backpack to Briefcase”; Presenter, DRI Products Liability Seminar, “Yours, Mine and Ours: Using the Other Sides Expert to Defeat Causation”; Seminar Committee Member, 34th Annual Minnesota RIMS Seminar, “Staying One Step Ahead”; Minnesota Chapter, “Spoliation of Evidence: A Compendium of State and Federal Law”; Seminar Committee Member, 33rd Annual Minnesota RIMS Seminar, “Changing Perspectives”; Presenter, DRI Seminar, “On the Road Again: Recent Developments in Trucking Law – Defending Claim Violations”; Co-Author, Minnesota Chapter of “Products Liability Defenses: A State-by-State Compendium,” DRI.