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Lee B. Bennin

Lee Bennin is an associate in the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. Lee has experience in product liability, commercial, railroad, and insurance litigation matters as well. Prior to joining the firm, Lee worked as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Matthew E. Johnson, John R. Rodenberg, and Diane B. Bratvold of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

During law school, Lee competed in the Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition, an annual patent law moot court competition hosted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA). Lee’s team advanced to the Nationals quarterfinals in 2018 and 2019, took first place in the Chicago Regionals round in 2018, and earned the regionals Best-Brief Awards in 2018. Also during law school, Lee served as an Articles Editor for the University of St. Thomas Law Journal, performed research for an article analyzing the Federal Tort Claims Act, and assisted first-year law students as a Writing Fellow.

Additionally, before attending law school, Lee served six years in the United States Army Reserves in the 308th Civil Affairs Brigade as a Civil Affairs Sergeant. He is a two-time Army Achievement Medal Recipient. 

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  • Minneapolis

    80 South Eighth Street
    500 IDS Center
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

Court Memberships

  • Minnesota
  • Iowa

Education

University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2019

  • Articles Editor, University of St. Thomas Law Journal
  • Dean’s Award, Civil Pretrial Litigation
  • Dean’s Award, Criminal Procedure I

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, B.S., Criminal Justice, magna cum laude, 2013

Clerkship(s)

  • Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Matthew E. Johnson, John R. Rodenberg and Diane B. Bratvold, 2019 - 2020