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Kristin TrappKristin Trapp
Kristin T. Trapp
Attorney
60 South Sixth Street
Suite 2700
Minneapolis, MN 55402
P 612.843.5800
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My practice is centered on demystifying the legal world in a way that puts clients at ease. Together, I’ll make sure we find strategic solutions to fit your needs.

Kristin Trapp is an Associate at Best & Flanagan and a member of the firm’s Employment Litigation practice group. Kristin supports non-compete litigation, contract disputes, and employment compliance. She leverages her business background in understanding clients’ evolving legal needs. Kristin also provides pro bono legal services with the Advocates for Human Rights, representing clients in immigration and asylum matters. 

Prior to joining Best & Flanagan, Kristin received her Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, worked for the Minnesota Senate, and held a number of Human Rights roles at the University of Minnesota Law School. Kristin received the Mansfield-Meron Fellowship for Social Activism and the University of Minnesota Human Rights Award. She served as a Student Director for the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, where she litigated four asylum cases. 

Kristin’s organization, He2We, partners with the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and Humphrey School of Public Affairs to engage and mentor students interested in social activism. Her work has been recognized in the Star Tribune, Minnesota Lawyer, and Gender Policy Report. 

Experience
  • Successfully represented a family seeking asylum from Mexico in immigration court. 
  • Obtained motion to advance hearing for asylum seeker in immigration court. 
  • Rely on empathy and emotional intelligence to lead client interviews on sensitive, personal topics. 
  • Researched and presented country condition evidence to strengthen client’s asylum case in immigration court. 
  • Published human rights research exposing gaps in existing federal human rights reporting. 
  • Reviewed and edited three International Human Rights Law textbooks.
  • Effectively communicates and breaks down legal materials in order to empower clients in their legal matters. 
Related Practices
Education
University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management, 2015, B.S.
London School of Economics and Political Science, 2016, M.Sc.
University of Minnesota Law School, 2021, J.D., cum laude
Admissions
Bar results pending, not yet admitted.
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    Community Associations
    • Founder, He2We, 2020
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    Awards & Recognition
    • Human Rights Award, University of Minnesota Law School, 2021
    After Hours

    You can find me cooking elaborate meals in my kitchen, at the Pure Barre studio in Edina, or playing with my yellow Labrador, Abbie, at our family cabin in Makinen, MN.

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