Kristin B. Rowell

Kristin B. Rowell

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie P.A.
 | 3600 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-349-6969
Fax: 612-349-6996
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Kristin is a trial lawyer who thrives on being in the courtroom and communicating her clients' stories to judges and juries. Kristin's clients are companies and individuals in complex business lawsuits involving real estate issues, shareholder disputes, employment and contract matters.  Kristin's clients' cases take place in state court, federal court or private arbitration. 

Kristin enjoys creatively weaving facts together to tell persuasive stories. She also enjoys collaborating with others to develop legal strategies designed to meet her clients' goals. Although most of Kristin's clients are located in Minnesota and North Dakota, Kristin also periodically serves clients in other jurisdictions throughout the United States, including most recently in California and Tennessee. 

Kristin believes that in order to be as an effective of an attorney as possible, she needs to be physically and mentally fit. The work of a trial lawyer can be extremely demanding (especially during trial), so Kristin considers her health, diet, fitness and wellness regimens to be part of her job. To ensure that she has optimal energy to get her through her long and intense work days, Kristin exercises regularly (typically before work) in the forms of strength training, running, yoga, and other group classes. Kristin practices a low-carb/ketogenic diet, she meditates daily, and she regularly travels and spends time with friends and family. Kristin chooses to live a balanced life, and she believes doing so makes her a better lawyer.

About Kristin Rowell

Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association  
  • Member, Federal Bar Association  
  • Member, Hennepin County Bar Association  
  • Member, Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW)  

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Vice President, Minnesota State Board of Dentistry, 2010
  • Public Member, Minnesota State Board of Dentistry, 2007
  • Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW) Nominating Committee, 2015
  • Sponsorship Chairperson, Fashion Fest®, Benefitting University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, 2015
  • Chairperson, Wine, Women & Shoes® Event, Benefitting University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, 2014
  • Secretary, Minnesota State Board of Dentistry, 2009
  • Chairperson, Wine, Women & Shoes® Event, Benefitting University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, 2013
  • Programs Committee Member, MNCREW, 2015
  • Volunteer, Habitat for Humanity
  • Volunteer Attorney, Volunteer Lawyers Network Volunteer, 2012
  • Women Run the Cities Committee Member, MNCREW, 2015
  • Star Tribune - Kristin Rowell featured in article “Discover Strength says its quick workout packs all the benefits of a lengthy gym session,” June 18, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


  • Operation Bass, Inc. v. Johnston, No. 07-4819 (DSD/SRN), 2008 WL 1808291 (D. Minn. April 21, 2008); Bridgeplace Associates, L.L.C. v. Lazniarz, 2005 WL 1869657 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 9, 2005)
  • Won jury trial against the City of Minneapolis after a multi-year legal battle involving responsibility for repair and replacement of a large concrete retaining wall running along a sidewalk in Southwest Minneapolis.
  • Prevailed in tribal district court and tribal appellate court on complex jurisdictional issues involving tribal member entity providing transloading services in the Bakken Oil Field
  • Successfully resolved shareholder dispute involving breach of fiduciary duty, breach of loyalty and claims arising under Minn. Stat. § 302A.751, as well as claims arising under the Minnesota Sales Representative Act, Minn. Stat. § 325E.37
  • Successfully negotiated resolution of complex insurance coverage dispute involving real estate developer
  • Successfully resolved complex software systems dispute involving claims exceeding $10,000,000
  • Obtained complete dismissal of defamation, libel and slander claims involving shareholder dispute in Dakota County District Court
  • Successfully resolved multi-million dollar shareholder & defamation dispute for closely-held family business in the logistics industry after lengthy legal battle
  • Negotiated copyright infringement claim for fitness professional · Successfully resolved defamation lawsuit between competitors in disaster restoration industry
  • Successfully negotiated separation agreements for executives of public corporation and hospital systems

Representative Clients:

  • Badlands Power Fuels; Basalite Concrete Products, LLC; Bridgeplace Associates, LLC; Bridgewater Bank; Business Financial Services, Inc.; Capital City Travel, Inc.; Federal Insurance Company; I-4 Land Holding Limited Company; Manley Toys, Ltd.; Minnehaha Lodge No. 165 AF & AM; Northern Metal Fab, Inc.; Northern Pacific Center, Inc.; Nott Company; Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc.; Patriot Restoration, LLC; The Saint Paul Foundation, Inc.; West Coast Beauty Supply

Educational Background:

  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2003) Honors: Cum Laude
  • B.A., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, (1999) Honors: Cum Laude

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Construction
  • Distribution & Logistics
  • Financial Services
  • Health & Fitness
  • Manufacturing
  • Securities
Office Location for Kristin B. Rowell

3600 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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