First Asian American appointee to head a major criminal prosecution department in Minnesota. Managed over 30 attorneys, staff and other employees in executing all criminal matters for the city of St. Paul under Mayor Randy Kelly. Subsequently appointed Senior Policy Advisor for Mayor’s office.
Former Ramsey County District Court Interpreter
Coordinated and helped develop and maintain the interpreter program in Ramsey County.
Kelly and Fawcett, P.A., Associate Attorney
January 2000 – 2002
Prosecutor for City of Maplewood responsible for misdemeanor prosecutions and civil matters for Mayor and City Council. Also handled personal injury matters for a diverse base of clients and specializing in representation of Hmong community.
U.S. Department of Labor, Minneapolis, MN
January 1999 – January 2000
Investigated and enforced U.S. labor laws.
Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
January 1998 – January 1999
Investigated and enforced Minnesota labor laws.
Thao & Li Law Firm, Associate Attorney, St. Paul, MN
September 1997 – January 1998
Specialized in worker’s compensation and personal injury law for a diverse client base.
Hmong Council of 18
Currently developing a mediation program in Minnesota with the Hmong Council 18 and Hamline University
Lao Family – Board of Advisors
2006 – 2011
National chairman as of 2011
St. Paul Chamber of Commerce Charitable Foundation
Former board member
Hamline University Law School
Hmong Cultural Mediation Trainer
American Red Cross (Twin Cities Area Chapter)
Board of Directors
Professional Associations and Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
|MN||Authorized to practice||1997||10/08/2019|
|Owner||Lo Law Firm PA.||2005 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Hamline University School Of Law||1999 - Present|
|Deputy City Attorney||St. Paul City Attorneys Office||2000 - 2004|
|Assistant Attorney||Maplewood City Attorney||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Hmong American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Hamline Law Review||Hmong Culitural Mediation||1997|
|Hamline University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|North Park University||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|Minnesota State Bar Continuing Legal Education||Ethics & Bias: How to better serve the new immigrant community||2006|
|Family Law Mediation Continuing Legal Education||Judge Training||2005|
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