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Rain Levy Minns

Litigation Attorney at Austin, TX

3.7   3 reviews

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About Rain

Learn Rain’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation

  2. Criminal defense

  3. Internet
    Criminal defense related to accusations of copyright, software piracy, cybercrime, etc.

  4. White collar crime

  5. Tax fraud and tax evasion

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.

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Licensed for 20 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2002
Updated 01/30/2023

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

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Rain Minns Law Firm
4412 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Suite 500
Austin, TX, 78701


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Posted by Barbara | May 10, 2011
Rain Minns provided legal advice to help me transition my company from a for-profit corporation into a non-profit corporation. I was quite impressed with Rain’s resourcefulness and with the speed at which she works. She helped me gain insight by showing me how to access the publicly-available legal documents of other non-profit organizations. She gathered and explained the necessary forms and requirements, prepared a detailed written outline of the steps to be taken, and advised me on matters such as forming a board of directors. The work was done attentively and with a pleasant demeanor. I would not hesitate to recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2010
The best lawyer I have ever had!!!
I was attacked with a frivolous law suit and they were just trying to shake me down for some money. The Minns law firm let them have it! Not only did the case end up getting dismissed the Minns law firm got their lawyer sanctioned for unethical conduct, fined, and reprimanded. When we first got served with the law suit it was one of the worst feelings I can describe. The attorney on the other side would not stop contacting me directly until they laid down the law on him. If I ever have another legal issue I would certainly use them if I can afford them. From what I understand they specialize in tax law, malpractice and a few other areas and I was lucky to have gotten them to take my case because my case was not related to the area of law they specialize in. They treated me like family!
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Initial consult with Rain seemed great as it felt like she was actively listening. After trying to get more details in how the retainer would be used, she made an an off-hand comment about usually working with clients willing to pay more. But the way she spoke, I thought she had a winning game plan in mind. So despite the engagement form being vague — I signed it and wired the retainer over. Along with all the documents for the case. What I got in return was her sending a state complaint form for me to fill out, and then for her to proof-edit it. I reminded her of the resolution I was looking for, and that it seemed like the form would do the opposite. She stated she would need to review the documents again before being able to comment further, and to call back the week after. We hung up and she immediately billed for the remaining retainer balance. She never made any contact to the opposing party and I also got to deal with a nice visit from a process server. After multiple calls to no avail in the span of two weeks, her research analyst John let me know that Rain had no interest in taking my call again until the retainer trust account was replenished. I understand this is business and people need to get paid. But I also believe that good business should result in a mutually beneficial relationship, which this was NOT. I’ve used up MONEY and TIME nothing to show for it. I will now be looking for another firm that believes in earning business and producing actionable results.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
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Work Experience

  • principal
  • Rain Minns Law Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Michael Louis Minns, PLC
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Bickel & Brewer
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office of the Attorney General, Elder Law & Public Health Division
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Law Clerk to Judge George P. Kazen
  • U.S. District Court (SDTX)
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Summer Associate
  • Holland & Knight
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Extern
  • U.S. District Court (N.D.N.Y.)
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Summer Associate
  • Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice
  • 1999 - 1999
  • Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
  • Joseph J. Blake & Associates
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Intern
  • D.C. Federal Circuit Executive's Office
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Intern
  • United States Trade Representative, General Counsel's Office
  • 1995 - 1995
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  • Cornell University
  • J.D.
  • 2001
  • Dartmouth College
  • A.B.
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • Kirkland v. Martin, Cause No. 206-56213 (113th Dist. Ct., Harris County 2009)
  • jury awarded $150,000 to 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
  • Brunswick Bowling & Billiards Corporation v. Shanghai Zhonglu Industrial Co. Ltd. HCCT 66/2007
  • award for Minns' client


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • White Collar Crime Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Vice Chair--Seminars/CLE Topics Identification Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Indigent Defense Committee
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Cornell International Law Journal
  • Board of Editors
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Cornell Alumni Achievement Award
  • Cornell Law School
  • N/A
  • Stacy Coverdale Memorial Award for Academic Excellence
  • Dartmouth College
  • N/A
  • Cali Award for Judicial Externship
  • Cornell Law School
  • N/A
  • Cali Award in American Indian Law
  • Cornell Law School
  • N/A
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  • The Champion magazine
  • Mitigation Videos (title TBD)
  • 2011
  • Journal of Law and Politics
  • Food Fights: Redefining the Current Boundaries of the Government's Positive Obligation to Provide Halal
  • 2002
  • Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
  • Registry Systems for Foreign and Domestic Farmworkers in the United States: Theory vs. Reality
  • 2001
  • Immigration Law & Procedure
  • Updated sec. 20.09 on H2-A Visas in Gordon, Mailman & Yale-Loehr
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • Parent Presentations
  • The Trial of Barbie
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Rain
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have full confidence referring clients to Rain for tax litigation issues. She is very knowledgeable about the subject matter, and has a unique background that lends an additional layer of expertise to her practice."
Tax fraud and tax evasion Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Tax fraud and tax evasion
Tax fraud and tax evasion
Austin Litigation Lawyer Rain Levy Minns
Rain Levy Minns
Litigation Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation