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Katherine Claffey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Groshek Law, PA
302 N 10th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-426-7047
Fax: 612-294-2565
Selected to Rising Stars: 2022
Licensed in Minnesota Since: 2018
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Professional Liability: Defense, Administrative Law
Attorney Profile

Katherine Claffey is a senior associate at the law firm of Groshek Law PA in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With a focus on criminal defense matters, she has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota since 2018. Additionally, she also deals with professional liability and administrative law matters. 

Ms. Claffey is passionate about defending the rights of her clients who are accused of wrongdoing, and fighting against the justice system. She understands the negative impact that criminal law matters can have on an individual, and she handles each case with the dedication and sensitivity it deserves. She has gained invaluable experience taking on cases involving misdemeanors and felonies and is firmly committed to her clients’ needs. 

Ms. Claffey graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminology and public safety and was a member of the Pre-Law Club and the SCRIM Club. After studying criminology, she was passionate about pursuing law and earned her doctorate in jurisprudence from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. 

In law school, Ms. Claffey served as a certified student attorney in the Anoka Public Defender's Office, taking on misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor offenses. Additionally, she was actively involved in the Mitchell Hamline School of Law Child Protection Clinic and represented parents in Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) matters.

A member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Ms. Claffey served as a judicial extern for Hennepin County. Enthusiastic about giving back to her community and helping those who need it the most, she served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity International and as a client coordinator for the Safe Haven Resource Center.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Professional Liability: Defense
  • 10%Administrative Law
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Law, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Licensing


1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2022

About Katherine Claffey

First Admitted: 2018, Minnesota

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Minnesota, 2018
  • MSBA, Member, 2016 to 2018


  • Selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2022

Educational Background

  • University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, Minnesota, B.A. in Criminology, 2013
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Office Location for Katherine Claffey

302 N 10th Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-426-7047

Fax: 612-294-2565

Last Updated: 6/9/2022

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