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NJL People: Leah N. Kippola-Friske

With over 300 court appearances, Leah knows the ins-and-outs of litigation – knowing when to employ the appropriate strategy in the courtroom. She takes the time to listen to her clients’ goals and outlines their issues in a straight-forward way so her clients can be prepared to make decisions that positively impact their bottom-line.

When she’s not advocating for clients, you can find Leah spending quality time with her husband and son. She loves art and music, spending time outdoors, cooking, and reading historical mysteries (nonfiction and fiction).

Key Practice Experience

  • Commercial litigation
    • Contract disputes
    • Shareholder and ownership disputes
  • Catastrophic injury claims
  • Complex torts
  • ERISA and non-ERISA insurance claims
    • Government plans
    • LTD insurance
    • Disability claims
  • Employee benefits
    • Life insurance
    • Beneficiary disputes
    • Specialty policies including private policies, specialty occupation policies
  • FELA claims
  • Intellectual property disputes

Key Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing
  • Insurance
  • Transportation
  • Railroad
  • Small businesses
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • IoT
  • Auto/autonomous vehicles and drones

Recognitions & Honors

  • Listed in Minnesota Rising Stars, 2019 – 2022
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America

Professional Associations

  • Partner Leadership Council Firm Representative, Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL)
  • Minnesota State Bar
  • DRI
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)

Community Engagement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network

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