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Teresa Fariss McClain

About 2018-2019 MWL Foundation President Teresa Fariss McClain

Teresa Fariss McClain brings a blend of legal and medical experience to the law firm of Robins Kaplan LLP. A 2001 cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, she practiced as a registered nurse in the areas of obstetrics and adult critical care. Following law school, Ms. McClain clerked for a year with the Honorable Donald P. Lay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Ms. McClain is committed to serving as an advocate for her clients, listening to their stories, researching their cases and effectively representing their stances to achieve just outcomes.  In addition to her trial practice, Ms. McClain is a qualified civil neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Ms. McClain is 2018-2019 President of the Minnesota Women Lawyers Foundation, a past-president of Minnesota Women Lawyers, and a member of the Minnesota State and Ramsey County Bar Associations, and Minnesota Association for Justice, and serves in several professional and civic groups. She is a former adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, teaching Legal Writing and Representation. Ms. McClain has been named a 2014 Lawyer of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer, a 2014 Super Lawyer in the area of Plaintiff's Medical Malpractice, and formerly was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, an honor bestowed to only 2.5% of Minnesota lawyers. She represents clients in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Ms. McClain lives in Shoreview, Minnesota, with her husband, Gary. They have twin boys and two adult children.

For more information about the MWL Foundation's leadership, visit the 2018-2019 MWL Foundation Board of Directors.



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