In what area of law do you practice and why did you choose this?
I practice complex civil litigation, focusing on consumer protection and antitrust. These areas allow me to help people, which I love to do.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A dolphin trainer.
What would you be doing if you weren’t a lawyer?
Training dolphins. Kidding…but I do love animals and would work for an animal shelter, or do landscaping/something that involves digging in the dirt.
Tell us about a mentor who made an impact on your career.
I had the opportunity to meet and work with many wonderful judicial officers as a law clerk in Hennepin County. Each one taught me something incredibly valuable about work ethic, integrity and perseverance.
What is the best career advice you have received?
A professional is someone who does their best work even when they don’t feel like it.
What is the strangest legal question you have ever been asked?
“Do real estate agents need to tell a prospective buyer if the house is haunted?”
What is an item on your bucket list?
To meet Ina Garten. (I watch a lot of Food Network.)
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Anywhere near water.
What is your favorite Minnesota Lake?
I have four! Cedar, Caribou, Burntside, and Minnetonka.
What is your favorite Twin Cities restaurant?
Liquor Lyle’s (RIP) and Bar La Grassa.
When you are not working, what would people find you doing?
Doing anything outside with my husband and our dog, Gus.
What is your favorite part of practicing law?
I like doing legal research and finding support for arguments.
Who is your hero?
My brother, Mike. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor over 20 years ago and has lost so much, but he never stops fighting.
What advice would you give to the young version of yourself just entering law school?
Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. You’ll find your way.
What might people be surprised to know about you?
Despite my height, I love playing basketball and have a decent mid-range jump shot.
If you have an out-of-town visitor, what are the “must see/do” things in the Twin Cities?
Go for a walk around Boom Island, St. Anthony Main, and the Stone Arch Bridge. If it’s cold, wander the skyway system — it’s fun to be in a human hamster trail.