Overview

Devin leverages his knowledge of state and federal courts to help clients navigate complex litigation, either at trial or on appeal.

As a senior associate in Fredrikson’s Litigation Group, Devin represents clients in a wide range of disputes.

Before joining Fredrikson, Devin served as judicial law clerk to Chief Judge John R. Tunheim of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and to Associate Justice David L. Lillehaug of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He also worked as a judicial extern to Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel in the District of Minnesota as a law clerk in the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. These experiences provided Devin insight into the trial and appellate systems of Minnesota’s state and federal courts, which help him effectively advocate for clients.

Services

Credentials

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2018, magna cum laude
  • Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, M.P.P., 2011
  • Providence College, B.A., 2008, magna cum laude

Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2018
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2019

Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Chief Judge John R. Tunheim, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2019-2020
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Associate Justice David L. Lillehaug, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2018-2019
  • Judicial Extern, Magistrate Judge Franklin Noel, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 2016
  • Law Clerk, Hennepin Country Attorney’s Office, Administrative Division, 2016

Recognition

  • Order of the Coif
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2021
  • FBA Minnesota Chapter Judge Edward J. Devitt Award, 2018
  • CLE Scholarship & Leadership Award, American Law Institute, 2018
  • Minnesota Justice Foundation Law School Public Service Program Honors, 2018

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Minnesota Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 2017-2018
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society, Member
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society, Member
  • Minnesota Historical Society, Member
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Member

Community

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society, Board Member, 2020-present
  • Capital Improvement Budget Committee, City of Saint Paul, Committee Member, 2020-present

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

Co-Author with Honorable David L. Lillehaug, “One Hundred Years, Ten Constitutional Cases,” Hennepin Lawyer, May/June 2019

“Solving the Problem of Problem-Solving Justice: Rebalancing Federal Court Investment in Reentry and Pretrial Diversion Programs,” Minnesota Law Review, 2018

“Inaction of Mercy: Minnesota’s Pardon Problem,” Minnesota Law Review: DeNovo Blog, April 19, 2017

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