Minnesota Local Counsel

As an active member in good standing of the bar of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, and a lawyer duly admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota, Mike Minenko of Minenko Law, LLC is able to act as local counsel in association with non-Minnesota attorneys whose clients face state or federal litigation in Minnesota.

Local Rule 83.5(d) of the Local Rules of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota provides that a nonresident attorney may be permitted to appear before the court pro hac vice only by associating with an active member of the court’s bar, in good standing, who must participate in the preparation and presentation of the case.

Rule 5 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice for the District Courts provides that a nonresident attorney may appear in any Minnesota state court only if the pleadings are also signed by a lawyer duly admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota and such lawyer is also present before the court, in chambers, or in the courtroom or participates by telephone in any hearing conducted by telephone.

Over the years, Mike Minenko has been fortunate to associate and team up with attorneys from other states, including New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Texas, Colorado, Oregon, and California. Collaborating and appearing in court with litigators from other states is particularly professionally satisfying to Mike, and he welcomes any opportunity to serve as local counsel.