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Maria P. Brekke

Attorney

Maria P. Brekke

Attorney

Practice Groups

Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, Products Liability

Industry Groups

Agribusiness, Technology

Overview

Ms. Brekke focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate law, products liability, and trust and estates litigation.

Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Ms. Brekke served as a law clerk on the Minnesota Supreme Court for Justice Natalie E. Hudson and Justice Margaret H. Chutich. Ms. Brekke graduated magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School. During law school, she gained experience litigating cases in federal court and immigration court through the law school’s Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic.

Ms. Brekke serves as co-chair of Minnesota Women Lawyer’s New Lawyers Affinity Group, RISE.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 2018
    • “A” Average Dean’s List 1L, 2L and 3L year
    • Mondale Hall Engagement Award
    • Stein Scholar
    • Minnesota Justice Foundation Public Service Award
    • Book Award for Civil Rights and Social Justice Capstone
    • Legal Writing Honors
    • Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, Student Director
    • Minnesota Journal of Law & Inequality, Lead Managing Editor
    • Women’s Law Student Association, Community Service Coordinator
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., summa cum laude and with distinction, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota

Judicial Clerkships

  • Minnesota Supreme Court, Justice Natalie E. Hudson and Justice Margaret H. Chutich, 2018-2019

Professional & Civic

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
    • RISE, New Lawyers Affinity Group, Co-Chair, 2018-present
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association

Civic Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyers Network
  • Minnesota 4-H

Publications

  • Is it Just Dessert? Female Recruits Don't Get Their Share of the Pie: The Marine Corps Fights Gender Integration of Basic Training, Violating Equal Protection Standards and Cultivating a Culture Where Female Marines are Left out of the Brotherhood, author, 36 Law & Inequality 117, 2018
  • "Elements of Privilege: Made in Confidence" in Attorney-Client Privilege: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, co-author, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2018