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Amanda Rose Crain

Employment and labor Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

4.9   13 reviews

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About Amanda

Learn Amanda’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Discrimination
    25%

  2. Employment and labor
    25%
    - Employee Rights - Whistleblower Law and Retaliation - Hostile Work Environment - Severance Agreements - Wage and Hour Violations

  3. Sexual harassment
    25%

  4. Wrongful termination
    25%

Attorney Amanda Crain’s determined pursuit of justice is a perfect fit with HKM Employment Attorneys LLP, a firm committed to fighting for employee rights. Amanda has an astute understanding of client emotional trauma, conflict, and complex legal matters. Amanda holds a deep commitment to do what is right for employees facing wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, or other illegal workplace practices. Amanda’s perceptive approach, proven record, and steadfast dedication serve her clients well.

Amanda has been selected into Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Stars, an elite group of only 2.5% of Minnesota attorneys under the age of 40, consistently since 2014. In addition to presenting at seminars and publishing articles, Amanda mentors young law students, and participates in several professional organizations and boards.

Amanda believes that being a good lawyer requires more than an understanding of legal issues. A good lawyer is a zealous advocate, possesses good instincts, has empathy for clients, and can analyze legal issues intelligently and effectively inside and outside of a courtroom. Amanda’s approach will guide your case efficiently through the process so that you can achieve the results you deserve.

Areas of Practice:


•Employment Law – Employee
•Wrongful Termination
•Sexual Harassment
•Civil Rights
•Litigation
•Whistleblower
•Labor and Employment
•Severance
•Discrimination
•Labor and Employment
•Hostile Work Environment
•Wage and Hour Violations
•Employment Agreements and Contracts

Licensed for 11 years
State MN
Status Authorized to Practice
Acquired 2011
Updated 10/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Amanda

HKM Employment Attorneys LLP
222 South 9th Street
Suite 430
Minneapolis, MN, 55402

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  13 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I was referred to Amanda by a family friend who is an attorney. At a time when I needed a strong advocate, I found her to be trustworthy, tough-minded, diligent, and very knowledgeable. She is exceptionally good at gathering, retaining, and explaining details. Her recall is impressive, and things just do not get past her. This is important especially, I think, to individuals going through stressful situations who need to trust that their lawyer is keeping track of everything. The trust I was able to put in Amanda was a gift at a difficult time. She is tough and also compassionate, bright and professional, with patience and warmth. She is poised and effective in the worst situations. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Joe | September 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Advice
My wife filed in Minnesota for divorce while I was residing in Mexico and then dragged out the negotiations. Amanda took control and was able to speed proceedings along always providing me with timely updates and she and the paralegals were always available. Very satisfactory outcome.
Posted by Sarah | April 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
McGovern Case
She was always available when I needed her, she was excellent in the court room and made me feel like I was her only client.
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Efficient, professional and discreet - A+
Amanda and Heimerl & Lammers made a scary & intimidating process seem approachable, and they acted with the utmost professionalism and transparency at every step of the way. I felt very comfortable I had made the right choice in both my approach in my matter and in hiring Amanda throughout my work with the firm. I took advantage of a complimentary phone and follow-up in-office session before moving forward with my matter. Amanda truly cares about making her clients feel comfortable before moving forward with her services in any decision. I believe my matter was taken care of as quickly and efficiently as it could possibly have been, with the highest quality at the same time. Amanda and her staff were also extremely quick to respond to any questions or feedback, which put me at ease and made me feel my matter was of top priority. I would recommend Amanda's services to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by Jeff | October 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
I first contacted Amanda in 2015 to help me draft a custody agreement. She was very helpful in understanding my needs and making sure the document addressed my concerns and then some. Since then, whenever I've had questions about family law, she has responded promptly with good advice, and her rates have been fair.
Posted by Tara | October 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful and Professional
I called Amanda because I was looking for a family lawyer. I read her bio on the HL website and was impressed with her background in family law. I worried because I had never had to contact a lawyer before but Amanda made me feel really comfortable. She made the process easy to understand and I didn't feel like I was being judged. She made herself available to me promptly when I had questions or concerns. She did a great job helping me to achieve the results I felt was best for my family.
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Posted by Lisa | October 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Family Court
I hired Amanda for a child custody and support case, she did a fabulous job and is a great attorney! Unfortunately I learned the hard way how much damage an unprepared attorney can cause a person prior to working with Ms. Crain. Thankfully Amanda stepped in and turned things around quickly. I will definitely return for any future legal needs and highly recommend Amanda Crain and the staff at Heimerl & Lammers, LLC.
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Posted by Karen | October 9, 2017
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Will/trust
Amanda and her team were very organized, detailed and knowledgeable with helping me get my will, trust, power of attorney and health care directive in place. I now have peace of mind.
Posted by Dana | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Determined to Get Best Results
I consulted with, and eventually hired, Amanda to handle my divorce. To me, my situation was very complicated and emotional, but Amanda gave the right touch of level-headed and professional advice to bring me back from the 'deep end.' She was always there to explain things to me, and provide expectations of next steps in the process. Her knowledge of the system was very impressive! This gave our side strong credibility and the voice needed to get over the finish line. I would highly recommend Amanda to get you to a fair, equitable divorce that will set you on a great path forward.
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Posted by James | June 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I need help fast and Amanda answered the challenge.
I needed help fast in the summer of 2015. The incumbent attorney familiar with my case could not help me so I was without any help with two weeks to go before I had to be in court. Amanda and her staff filed all the motions and got everything ready on very short notice. I was very worried that I was not going to meet the court deadlines but Amanda made it happen. Family court is very stressful and Amanda walked me through all steps that needed to happen so that we could have the best chance at a good outcome. Amanda had a great deal of empathy for my issues. All the staff at her firm worked with me and were very helpful. I felt like I had a really good team on my side. I know from my experience with Amanda she has a great future and my endorsement as someone who cares and goes the extra mile to help others.
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Posted by Paul R. Bruins | May 7, 2013
Commited to positive resolution for me the client.
Amanda and her staff were very professional in the case of an order for protection against me during marital seperation. My fear was having the order of protection as a permanent record against me and possibly hindering further issues if divorce and child custody became an issue. Amanda and her team of professionals were very informative, proactive, encouraging and constantly in contact with me regarding my case. End result was very gratifying as they were able to present my case and have the order for protection dismissed. I would recommend Amanda, her team and this firm for anyone looking for the best possible result for their own personal leagal matter.
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Posted by Becky | May 6, 2013
Review of Amanda Crain
Amanda did a great job handling my estate. She is very competent and professional and handled all of the details with great care. Amanda also knew everything about the law, and was able to answer my questions and complete my estate in a way that allowed me to leave things exactly the way I wanted to leave them.
Posted by Manuel | May 24, 2013
Excellent Lawyer. Would Definetely Hire Her Again
Going through a divorce is never easy. The uncertainty of what are the next steps in your life, trying to close out a chapter and start the next one is already challenging enough. The last thing you want is a lawyer that will hassle you for what you got and make the paperwork with the court difficult. You want a lawyer that will understand what you are going through; you want Amanda on your side. I was very pleased during the entire process in working with Amanda. She took the time to explain every step of the divorce process and made me feel very confident. She was very attentive to answer all the inquiries I had throughout. I never felt pressured into anything…it was all done on my time, on my schedule. Amanda is very moral and ethical. My divorce was a bit difficult because my ex-wife was not fluent in English. In order for my ex-wife to sign the decree and for the court to review and sign the documents promptly, Amanda suggested that we translate certain documents to my ex-wife’s native language. Amanda was able to find the necessary resources and submit all the documentation to the court after they had been properly signed. Having transcribed these documents turned out to be an excellent move because it kept from delaying the time the court would take to sign the judgment decree. She was efficient with this move because the court would have probably rejected the documentation and/or requested for us to appear before a judge. Efficiency leads reduction in time and resources which ultimately leads to bottom line savings. If the opportunity came to hire Amanda for a different case, I would definitely hire her again. I felt very comfortable with the way she treated me and the way that things were settled with my ex-wife. Thank you Amanda!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Halunen Law
  • 2019 - 2021
  • Equity Partner
  • Heimerl & Lammers, LLC
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Non-Equity Partner
  • Heimerl & Lammers, LLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Heimerl & Lammers, LLC
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Hennepin County Family Court
  • 2011 - 2011
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Education

  • University of Wisconsin
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (Minnesota chapter)
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • University of Minnesota Adoption Medicine Advisory Board
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • University of Saint Thomas School of Law - Mentor Externship
  • Attorney Mentor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers - Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer- Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer
  • 2017
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer - Rising Star
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • Minnesota State Bar Association- Family Law Forum
  • Discovering Discovery
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association
  • Title VII and LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace: How We Got Here and What to Expect Next
  • 2020
  • Minnesota Paralegal Association
  • Title VII and LGBT Discrimination in the Workplace: The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision on Title VII Protections
  • 2020
  • Minnesota Family Law Institute 2018
  • Best Practices for Efficient and Effective Client Intake
  • 2018
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • The New Divorce: Dealing with Dividing Debt and Filing Bankruptcy Before, During and After a Divorce Proceeding
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (7)
Endorse Amanda
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amanda is a great, hard working attorney. She takes the time to explain matters to her clients and to understand their goals. She is willing to go to trial when necessary but also a great negotiator. I refer many of my clients to her."
Family Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda Crain is an extraordinary attorney, practicing in the areas of family law and estate planning. Her level of skill and professionalism makes her a great advocate for her clients!"
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Amanda possesses a rare combination of knowledge, skill, diligence and professionalism, making her highly effective as an advocate and also a problem-solver. I cannot think of a more competent practitioner that I have gone up against in the courtroom or the conference room in ADR settings. Any client would be fortunate to have Amanda as an advocate."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is an exceptional family law attorney. She is extremely smart, highly professional, and works very hard to ensure that all of her clients are well taken care of."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is an exceptional attorney. I cannot speak highly enough about her professionalism and skill. She works thoughtfully and diligently every day for her clients and their best interests."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is an excellent attorney with experience in all aspects of family law including motions and trials. She has presented on the topic of bankruptcy and family law and has authored various publications on topics dealing with family law. She represents clients in all counties in Minnesota. I endorse her work product, legal writing and courtroom skills."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Minneapolis Employment and labor Lawyer Amanda Rose Crain
Amanda Rose Crain
Employment and labor Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 11 years