Karly A. Kauf

Phone: (952) 236-4171
Email: kkauf@sjjlawfirm.com

“I believe that people deserve a responsive, non-judgmental advocate who can help with all types of problems.  Clients need to feel comfortable approaching their attorney with all questions, big or small, at any point in the legal process.  I strive to provide tailored, personalized advocacy in order to meet the unique needs of each and every client.”

Karly has a wide range of legal experience, and has successfully advocated on behalf of her clients at all stages of the legal process.  Her experience includes work on both sides of insurance disputes, including claim investigation, coverage analysis, and litigation, which leaves her uniquely suited to assist clients with a variety of legal issues as they arise.

Areas of Practice:

Karly is admitted to practice in Minnesota state court, and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.  She has also represented clients in the state court of Wisconsin.  She is a member of various bar associations, including Minnesota Women Lawyers, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the Minnesota Lavender Bar Association.

Karly is a 2010 graduate of Hamline University School of Law, which has since become Mitchell Hamline School of Law.  While at Hamline, Karly was the Editor in Chief of the Hamline Law Review.  Following law school, she served as a judicial clerk in the Tenth Judicial District of Minnesota before beginning her career in private practice.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2010
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2016

Education

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • Juris Doctorate – 2010
    • Editor in Chief, Hamline Law Review – 2009-2010
  • Saint Catherine University, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 2007
    • Majors: Political Science and Women’s Studies
    • Student Senate President – 2005-2007

Publications

  • Gant and the Good-Faith Exception, 6 Law Brief 23, 2010
  • ‘Manifest’ Destiny: The Fate of the ‘Manifest Disregard of the Law’ Doctrine after Hall Street v. Mattel, 3 J. Entrepreneurship & L. 309, 2010

Smith Jadin Johnson, PLLC

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