I graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in May 2010 and became licensed as an attorney in October 2010. I began at Drewes Law, PLLC in July 2009, starting as a law clerk before transitioning to an associate. I am licensed in the state and federal courts of Minnesota as well as the 8th Circuit. I have successfully handled cases in state and federal district court, the 8th Circuit, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and am currently awaiting a decision on a case that was heard by the Minnesota Supreme Court in November 2012. I began work at US Bank in November 2013.
I private practice work focused primarily in litigation with a real estate focus. The majority of cases I work on relate to foreclosure defense, although I also worked with clients regarding a variety of business and contract dispute and was involved with the firm's consumer bankruptcy practice.
While in law school, I completed multiple legal volunteer projects and was also enrolled in the law school's Civil Practice Clinic. As part of the clinic, I represented clients under the guidance of a supervising attorney, primarily in the areas of family and employment law.
Prior to law school, I worked at Eide Bailly, LLP in their Fargo, ND office for approximately one year. I received my undergraduate degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN in 2006. I was very active in both the Concordia community and the Fargo-Moorhead community. During my time in Moorhead, I was a four-year competitor for Concordia's speech and debate team, a tutor, a member of Concordia's student government, a volunteer at a daycare geared towards "at-risk" children, a Special Olympics coach, an adopt-a-grandparent volunteer, and a political volunteer.
I'm also an avid sports fan.
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|MN||Authorized to practice||2010||06/15/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognition for Law-related Public Service||Minnesota Justice Foundation||2010|
|Mortgage Backed Security Dispute Resolution Specialist||US Bank||2013 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Drewes Law, PLLC||2010 - 2013|
|Law Clerk||Drewes Law, PLLC||2009 - 2010|
|Content Legal Associate||Thomson Reuters/West||2008 - 2008|
|Training Associate||Eide Bailly, LLP||2006 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Doris Ruiz v. 1st Fidelity Loan Servicing, LLC. Court of Appeals Number: A11-1081||The Court of Appeals has reversed the district court's ruling and found both that the sheriff's sale was invalid and that Ruiz may proceed with her claim of forcible eviction.|
|Aaron v. Citizens State Bank of Shakopee, case no.: 70-CV-11-2495||Settled|
|Mack v. CitiMortgage, Inc. and Federal National Mortgage Association||Settled|
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|Drewes Law, PLLC website||Foreclosure Litigation Blog||N/A|
|University of Minnesota Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2010|
|Concordia College-Moorhead||Organizational Communication and International Relations||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
|Life After Ruiz: Is It a Game Changer?||Foreclosure||2013|