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March 5, 2019
Katherine Barrett Wiik Appointed At-Large Member of the Commission on Judicial Selection

Best & Flanagan’s Katherine Barrett Wiik was appointed an At-Large Attorney Member of the Commission on Judicial Selection. 

Members of the 49-person commission are jointly selected by Governor Tim Walz, Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, and the Minnesota Supreme Court, and recommend judicial officer appointments for all vacancies in district courts statewide.

“Katie’s appointment recognizes her skills as a lawyer and her stature in the legal community, and Best & Flanagan will bask in some of the reflected glory,” said Managing Partner Sarah Crippen. “Congratulations and thanks to Katie for doing this important work!”

An accomplished appellate and trial lawyer with more than a decade of experience, Katie focuses her practice on appellate advocacy and strategic motions. A former Sixth Circuit law clerk, Katie has handled dozens of appeals in federal and state appellate courts. Additionally, Katie advises and represents individual and business clients with a diverse range of legal issues. She has handled financial litigation and breach of fiduciary duty matters, breach of contract and employment disputes, business torts, and individual and mass torts. Katie is also deeply committed to providing pro bono legal services, particularly relating to issues of gender justice and human and civil rights.

For more information regarding the appointees and the work of the Commission, please visit the Governor’s website