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Overview

Alyssa defends clients in toxic tort allegations and other litigation.

Alyssa discovered a love of argument and logic as a high school student in a government course—suggesting to her that she needed a career where she could spend her days advocating and persuading others of a client’s position. Litigation was a natural fit, and she began her career with two years on the plaintiff side of personal injury, civil rights, and commercial cases before shifting to product liability defense.

Today, Alyssa primarily focuses her practice on toxic tort matters, with occasional work in premises liability and employment discrimination. She thrives on the complexity of chemical exposure cases and work with expert witnesses, and she is especially experienced with mold exposure allegations. Alyssa has represented military housing providers in mold cases, dealing with the added complexity of a government contract and the potential application of state laws on federal land.

Thanks to her background as plaintiffs’ counsel, Alyssa has an excellent sense for the opposition’s strategy. She combines her instinct for opposing counsel’s next moves with a sharp focus on how every piece of evidence and argument will play in a courtroom: Alyssa is known for always being ready for trial and for considering a potential jury’s response every step of the way, even when a case is likely to settle. While most cases will never be tried to verdict, it’s an approach that often leads to a far more favorable settlement.

In addition to her trial preparation, Alyssa is also known for her quick responses and her thorough research.

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Education

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
    • Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice
  • B.S., Bemidji State University
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Outside the Office

Alyssa is at her happiest outdoors—whether hiking, biking, swimming, or skiing. She also loves traveling, cooking, or simply curling up at home with a good book and her two cats.