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Aaron Sampsel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Christensen Law Office PLLC
800 Washington Avenue North, Suite 704
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-823-4016
Fax: 612-823-4777
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2016
Practice Areas: Professional Liability: Defense
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Attorney Profile

An attorney and senior associate with Christensen Law Office PLLC, Aaron Sampsel represents clients in Minnesota. His practice is focused on professional liability issues, intellectual property, litigation, business law, disciplinary defense and ethics consulting, and he has experience in the public sector as an attorney with the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility.

After earning an undergraduate degree, Mr. Sampsel earned his Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in 2016. While in law school, he earned a CALI Award and was on the dean’s list. A prolific writer, he was a staff member and editor of the Mitchell Hamline Law Review. Since graduating from law school, he has given many seminars and taught classes on his topic areas, and he is currently an adjunct professor at his alma mater.

Admitted to practice in the state of Minnesota, Mr. Sampsel is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Before choosing a career as an attorney, he gained experience working in the consumer deposit compliance and retail banking industry.

He is an active participant in the local legal community as a member of the Hennepin County Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Center for Professional Responsibility, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Sampsel also holds membership with the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Professional Liability: Defense
Focus Areas

Ethics & Professional Responsibility


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Aaron Sampsel

First Admitted: 2016, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “Professional Quandaries and Quagmires – Attorney Liens: What You Can and Cannot Claim” (Minn. Lawyer Sept. 30, 2019)
  • “Ethics: Lessons Learned from the Mistakes of Others - A Synopsis of Recent Discipline Cases,” Minnesota CLE Webcast (Aug. 2018)
  • “Ethics Update for Family Law Attorneys,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - MN Chapter (Apr. 2018)
  • “Major Ethics Developments in 2017,” Anne W. Grande Law Library CLE Series (May 2018)
  • “Top 20 Things All Probate & Trust Attorneys Should Remember About Ethics,” 2018 Probate & Trust Law Section Conference (June 2018)
  • “Top 20 Things All Criminal Law Attorneys Should Remember About Ethics,” 2018 Criminal Justice Institute (Aug. 2018)
  • Your First Ethics Complaint: What Not to Do,” 2019 MSBA New Lawyers Leadership Conference (Nov. 2019)
  • “Disciplinary Update: A Synopsis of Recent Discipline Cases,” 10th Judicial District Annual Judicial Clerk CLE (Oct. 2018)
  • “The Ethics Refresher for Family Law Practitioners,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - MN Chapter (Nov. 2018)
  • “Ethics & Fee Agreements - Practice Management Pointers,” Collaborative Community Law Initiative CLE (Dec. 2018)
  • “Major Ethics Developments in 2018,” Anne W. Grande Law Library CLE Series (Apr. 2019)
  • “Ethics and the Duty to Report,” Ramsey County Attorney’s Office CLE (Apr. 2019)
  • "Tips & Tricks for DEC Chairs in Ethics Investigations,” Annual District Ethics Committee Chairs Symposium (May 2019)

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Federal Bar Association, Minnesota Chapter
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Center for Professional Responsibility
  • U.S District Court, District of Minnesota
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
  • State of Minnesota

Industry Groups

  • Legal
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Office Location for Aaron Sampsel

800 Washington Avenue North
Suite 704
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-823-4016

Fax: 612-823-4777

Last Updated: 3/1/2021

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