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Aram V. Desteian


Aram V. Desteian


Practice Groups

Class Action/Multidistrict Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention

Industry Groups

Law Firms and Lawyers


Mr. Desteian represents businesses in complex commercial litigation, and also counsels and defends other lawyers against a spectrum of professional liability claims.

Mr. Desteian’s commercial litigation practice includes representing businesses in a wide range of business disputes. As a professional liability attorney, he regularly helps other lawyers prevent and navigate lawsuits, investigations, board proceedings, and hearings involving legal ethics, legal malpractice, and other areas relating to the law of lawyering.

Mr. Desteian graduated magna cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Desteian served as Deputy Finance Director to an incumbent U.S. Senator’s reelection campaign, as well as PAC and Political Director to a national advocacy organization with offices in Washington D.C. and Minneapolis.

Education & Admissions


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2014
    • William Mitchell Merit Scholarship
    • Dean’s List
    • CALI Awards: Professional Responsibility; Agency, Partnerships, and LLCs; Introduction to Tribal Law and Constitutional Criminal Procedure
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., cum laude, 2005

Bar Admissions

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

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court, Barrister

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, 2016-present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Professionalism and Ethics Section, 2015-present

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • The National Creditors Bar Association™

Civic Involvement

  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Alumni Council, Council Member
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, Board of Directors
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network, 2014-present