Larson • King attorney Kevin McCarthy has been awarded the 2020 Deb Oberlander New Lawyer Award by the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA). The award recognizes a new lawyer who demonstrates outstanding leadership, professionalism, skills, and advocacy.
Kevin’s contributions include serving as one of the Chairs of the MDLA Young Lawyers Committee. From this role, Kevin helped plan a joint Young Lawyer Committee and Employment Committee CLE and was involved with programming a session and the New Lawyers event for MDLA’s 2020 Mid-Winter Conference. Before sitting on the Young Lawyers Committee, Kevin was the head of MDLA’s Law Student Diversity Initiative at the Trial Techniques Seminar, both as a mentor and program coordinator. Last year, Kevin received an MDLA Amicus Brief Award for his work writing MDLA’s amicus brief in the case of Henson v. Uptown Drink, 922 N.W.2d 185 (Minn. 2019).
Beyond MDLA, Kevin is active in the Defense Research Institute (DRI), having served on DRI’s Young Lawyers Steering Committee for three years, and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Membership Subcommittee. Kevin is also involved with the Commercial Litigation Committee, where he serves as both the Marketing Vice-Chair and the Young Lawyer Liaison. Kevin frequently publishes in DRI’s Young Lawyer newsletter, Raising the Bar, from his role as a Membership Vice-Chair. He has also published an article for DRI’s monthly periodical, For the Defense. Kevin was an author of DRI’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence in the legal community, through DRI’s Issues and Advocacy Committee, which will be submitted to DRI members and other interested entities, including the United States House and Senate Judiciary Committees and the Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. Kevin is the past recipient of DRI’s Young Lawyers Committee Rising Star Award.
At Larson • King, Kevin primarily handles professional and product liability matters. Recently, he was named a 2020 Minnesota Rising Star by Super Lawyers. See Kevin’s professional profile here.
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