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Christine E. Hinrichs


Christine E. Hinrichs


Practice Groups

Appellate Practice, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention

Industry Groups

Health Care


Ms. Hinrichs represents health care systems and individual providers in professional liability and board licensing matters.

Ms. Hinrichs represents clients in trial and appellate courts, licensing boards, and mediation venues. Her recent experience includes defending claims brought under the Minnesota Health Records Act, advising a health care clinic on the requirements of informed consent for minor medical procedures, and representing a large hospital system in a delayed-diagnosis case.

Ms. Hinrichs is active in the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Health Law and Appellate Practice sections and regularly speaks on health care professional liability topics.

Education & Admissions


  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2009
    • William Mitchell Law Review, Assistant Editor, 2008-2009
    • Journal of the National Security Forum, Executive Editor, 2008-2009
  • St. Olaf College, B.A., magna cum laude, Pi Sigma Alpha, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Minnesota

Judicial Clerkships

  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, The Honorable Michelle A. Larkin, Law Clerk, 2011-2012
  • Minnesota Court of Appeals, The Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks, Law Clerk, 2009-2011

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court, Barrister

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Health Law Section, Council Member
    • Animal Law Section, Chair
    • Appellate Law Section, Council Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
    • Eighth Circuit Certworthy Reporter
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota Hospital Association

Civic Involvement

  • Ole Law, St. Olaf College, steering committee


Honors & Awards

  • Minnesota Rising Stars list, Super Lawyers, 2015-present
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Amicus Award, 2016