Carl Christensen founded Christensen Law Office PLLC. Previous to that he clerked for the Honorable Kenneth Sandvik in the Sixth Judicial District, Lake and Cook Counties and had a short stint as a prosecutor in outstate Minnesota. Carl's scholarship includes multiple presentations and publications on foreclosure, collection, and consumer law. As a student, Carl also contributed to various textbooks on intellectual property and domain name law. He acquired his extensive knowledge of intellectual property and domain name law while a student law clerk at the National Arbitration Forum, a ICANN-designated domain name dispute resolution provider. While in law school, Carl’s trademark and property research enabled him to study land reform law in South Africa, a country he first visited under the auspices of the U.S. Peace Corps as a member of the first group of volunteers in post-apartheid South Africa. Carl is currently an adjunct professor of law at William Mitchell College of Law, his alma mater, teaching the Intellectual Property Foundations course.
Prior to law school, Carl worked for various non-profits, including Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc., contributing to the renovation of Minneapolis’ historic Band Box restaurant, as well as the Minnesota State Horticultural Society.
Carl received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and his B.A. from Washington University.
When not in the office, Carl enjoys cross country skiing and spending time outdoors with his dog, Maple.