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Rain is often described as a Texas State Judo Champion with an Ivy League education.  She lives in Austin with her husband, Rottie, and three (normally) well-behaved children.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 35%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
  3. Internet: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%
  5. Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion: 10%



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  • Wendy Renee Whitt

    I have known Rain since we attended Cornell Law School. She is a brilliant, thorough and caring attorney. Her knowledge and understanding of Texas criminal defense law is unsurpassed. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs post conviction relief in Texas.


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Contact info

Rain Minns Law Firm

4412 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Suite 500
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Cornell Alumni Achievement AwardCornell Law SchoolN/A
Cali Award in American Indian LawCornell Law SchoolN/A
Cali Award for Judicial ExternshipCornell Law SchoolN/A
Stacy Coverdale Memorial Award for Academic ExcellenceDartmouth CollegeN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
principalRain Minns Law Firm2011 - Present
PartnerMichael Louis Minns, PLC2007 - 2011
AssociateBickel & Brewer2004 - 2007
Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Attorney General, Elder Law & Public Health Division2002 - 2004
Law Clerk to Judge George P. KazenU.S. District Court (SDTX)2001 - 2002
Summer AssociateHolland & Knight2000 - 2000
ExternU.S. District Court (N.D.N.Y.)1999 - 1999
Summer AssociateHo-Chunk Nation Department of Justice1999 - 1999
Commercial Real Estate AppraiserJoseph J. Blake & Associates1997 - 1998
InternD.C. Federal Circuit Executive's Office1996 - 1996
InternUnited States Trade Representative, General Counsel's Office1995 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysWhite Collar Crime Committee2011 - Present
Texas Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysVice Chair--Seminars/CLE Topics Identification Committee2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersIndigent Defense Committee2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Cornell International Law JournalBoard of EditorsN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation v. Shanghai Zhonglu Industrial Co. Ltd. HCCT 66/2007award for Minns' client
U.S. v. James and Pamela Moran, Cause No. 2:02-cr-00423-JCC (W.D. Washington 2007)64 counts--all NOT guilty
Kirkland v. Martin, Cause No. 206-56213 (113th Dist. Ct., Harris County 2009)jury awarded $150,000 to Minns' client
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Champion magazineMitigation Videos (title TBD)2011
The Advocate (State Bar of Texas)Insuring a Civil Confession in Texas: Strategies for Alleging and Challenging Affirmative Defenses2006
The Young Lawyer (ABA)Handling Experts2006
Journal of Law and PoliticsFood Fights: Redefining the Current Boundaries of the Government's Positive Obligation to Provide Halal2002
Georgetown Immigration Law JournalRegistry Systems for Foreign and Domestic Farmworkers in the United States: Theory vs. Reality2001
Immigration Law & ProcedureUpdated sec. 20.09 on H2-A Visas in Gordon, Mailman & Yale-Loehr2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2001
Dartmouth CollegeGovernmentA.B.1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Parent PresentationsThe Trial of Barbie2010