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Kiralyn J. Locke


Kiralyn J. Locke


Practice Groups

Commercial Litigation, Consumer Law Defense, Employment Litigation/Advice, Professional Liability/Claim Prevention, Trust and Estates Litigation

Industry Groups

Credit and Collection, Financial Services, Health Care, Non-Profit Organizations


Ms. Locke focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, trust and estates litigation, consumer law defense, and professional liability.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Locke worked as a litigation paralegal, focusing on employment investigations/counseling and products liability. During law school, she represented plaintiffs in EEOC mediations as a certified student attorney at the Mitchell Hamline Employment Discrimination Clinic.

Ms. Locke graduated summa cum laude from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review.

Education & Admissions


  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2022
    • Mitchell Hamline Employment Discrimination Clinic, Student Director and Certified Student Attorney, 2021-2022
    • Mitchell Hamline Law Review, Articles Editor
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., 2017

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota

Judicial Clerkships/Legal Residency

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Justice Gordon Moore, Legal Resident, Spring 2022

Professional & Civic

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Civil Litigation Section
    • Health Law Section
    • Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers


  • Legal Ethics: New Developments in Multijurisdictional Practice and Law Firm Cyberattacks, presenter, 2023 Midwest Legal Conference on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity, February 7, 2023
  • Hot Topics and Common Ethical Issues in Estate Planning, co-presenter with A. Desteian and Amy Morris Hess, Bassford Remele A Loss of Trust: What Trust and Estate Litigators Think Estate Planners Need to Know, January 24, 2023
  • Safeguards Rule, presenter, Bassford Remele In the Alphabet Soup, January 12, 2023
  • The Privacy Police Are Watching, presenter, American Recovery Association, November 9, 2022