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Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder

Robin Ann Williams

Shareholder

Practice Groups

Housing Law, Insurance Coverage, Trust and Estates Litigation

Industry Groups

Insurance, Real Estate and Residential Property Management

Overview

Ms. Williams has 20 years of experience representing clients in insurance coverage and trust and estates litigation. She has been involved in some of the most complex coverage and high-profile trust matters filed in Minnesota. She also represents large residential owners and management agents in housing disputes.

Ms. Williams frequently serves as course chair or speaker at national and statewide continuing legal education seminars, speaking on insurance coverage and housing topics. She has also conducted numerous trainings and employee seminars for her housing clients. She served as Visiting Clinical Professor of Law and as an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she developed a commercial general liability insurance coverage course. For several years, she was also an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law.

Ms. Williams serves as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer. She has been recognized as both a Top 100 Super Lawyer and Top 50 Women Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Insurance Law and for Commercial Litigation and is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America. In 2017, she was a Diversity & Inclusion honoree selected by Minnesota Lawyer.

Education & Admissions

Education & Admissions

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1993
  • Texas Christian University, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1989

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Minnesota

Professional & Civic

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Chair, Landlord-Tenant Committee, 1997-2000

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court, 2012-2016
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Civic Involvement

  • Central Minnesota Legal Services
    • Board Member, 2007-Present
  • Minneapolis Downtown Council, DT 2025, 2014-Present
  • Minnesota Multi Housing Association
    • Board member, 2015-2017
  • The Fund for Legal Aid
    • Board Member, 2013-Present
  • The McKnight Foundation
  • Member, Minneapolis Landlord/Tenant Initiative, 2015-Present
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
    • Housing Law Committee, 2006-Present
  • Coach, Eastview High School Mock Trial Team, 2010-2012
  • Mentor, CommonBond Communities Study Buddies Program, 2005-2010

Accolades

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2014-2016 and Commercial Litigation, 2015-2016
  • Top 50 Female Minnesota Super Lawyers, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2011-2016
  • Top 100 Female Minnesota Super Lawyers, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2005-2009
  • Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2012, 2016
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business, 2002-2016
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • 2017 Diversity & Inclusion honoree, Minnesota Lawyer