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Catherine Ahlin-Halverson

Public Interest Counsel

3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-4140

Bar Admissions

Minnesota
California, (inactive)
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2005
  • C.D. California, 2002
  • N.D. California, 2000
  • W.D. Michigan, 2015

Leadership & Community

  • Maslon UPLIFT: Legal Institute for Teens
  • Illusion Theater : Board Member; Governance Committee Member
  • ABA Death Penalty Representation Project: Pro Bono Attorney Volunteer
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: past Governing Member
  • Frank Theatre: past Board Chair

Overview

Catherine Ahlin-Halverson serves as Maslon's Public Interest Counsel to spearhead community and pro bono initiatives for the firm. She leads Maslon UPLIFT: Legal Institute for Teens, a new after school mock trial program, which she created and launched in 2017 to serve 8th grade students who reflect the rich diversity of the Twin Cities. In addition to leading the mock trial program, Catherine serves as a mentor and leader across all of Maslon's pro bono efforts.

Previously, Catherine was a partner at Maslon practicing in the areas of complex and class action litigation and served as co-chair of Maslon's Litigation Group from 2011-2013. She is a 2000 graduate of Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and graduated cum laude from Smith College in 1996 with a B.A. in music. 

Honors

Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018

Light of Justice Award, Texas Defender Service, 2018

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016-2018 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2008-2010, 2012-2014 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2012-2015 (The annual edition of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list features attorneys who received the highest point totals in the previous year's Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)

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