Samantha J. Ellingson

Top rated Business Litigation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thom Ellingson, PLLP
Samantha J. Ellingson
Thom Ellingson, PLLP

Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Cannabis Law view more

Licensed in Minnesota since: 2015

Education: The University of Michigan Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

Thom Ellingson, PLLP

45 S 7th St
Suite 2610
Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 612-286-0505 Email: Samantha J. Ellingson Visit website


Sam has expertise representing individuals and organizations in a range of business matters, including partnership and shareholder disputes, breach-of-contract claims, and matters involving non-compete and confidentiality agreements. Many of these actions involve fraud or criminal implications, and Sam is skilled at investigating these claims, navigating clients through difficult circumstances, and defending employees, shareholders, and businesses facing potential administrative, licensing, or criminal consequences. To provide lasting solutions, Sam identifies strategies for effective risk management and advises businesses on their contract negotiations with third-parties and employees. She also has experience litigating property and property-tax disputes, pursuing compliance with the Minnesota Data Practices Act—both in state court and through administrative actions; and in and trusts and estates matters involving disputed trusts, fraudulent conveyances, and fiduciaries such as trustees, guardians, personal representatives, and conservators.

Practice areas

Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation, Cannabis Law, Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 2015, Minnesota

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Educational Background:
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D.​, 2015
  • Amherst College,  B.A., cum laude, 2009
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services , 2019
  • Director, Fund for Minnesota Legal Aid Board of Directors, 2019
Representative Clients:
  • Represent Sharon Nelson, one of the heirs of Prince Nelson's estate in an appeal before the Minnesota Court of Appeals., 2019
  • Big-box stores including CVS, Menards, Walmart, Inc., 2019
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Admitted to Colorado Bar and Colorado Bar Association, 2020
  • Admitted to the Minnesota Bar., 2015
  • Partner, Thom Ellingson, PLLP, 2018
  • Partner, MADEL PA, 2017
  • Association Attorney, Robins Kaplan, LLP, 2015
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Minnesota, 2015
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 2019
  • Minnesota Bar Association, 2015

Office location for Samantha J. Ellingson

45 S 7th St
Suite 2610
Minneapolis, MN 55402


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2023

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