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Award: Three Greene Espel Attorneys Named Up & Coming Lawyers by Minnesota Lawyer

Greene Espel attorneys Amran Farah, Caitlinrose Fisher, and Aaron Knoll were selected by Minnesota Lawyer for its 2020 Up and Coming Lawyers recognition.

Each year, Minnesota Lawyer selects a small group of attorneys who are in their first ten years of practice to be named “Up and Coming.” The award celebrates attorneys who distinguish themselves through their professional accomplishments, leadership, and service to the community.

Amran Farah represents and advises clients in an array of subjects, including complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, employment law, and internal investigations. In addition to her practice at Greene Espel, Amran recently served as the president of Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL). In her role, Amran has advocated, supported, and championed for a diverse legal profession. Amran is also the past President of the Somali American Bar Association, chairs the Council of Minnesotans of African Heritage, and is a board member of B.R.A.V.E., a non-profit focused on the success of young East African girls.

From pre-suit investigations to appellate advocacy, public and private sector clients trust Caitlinrose Fisher with their most sensitive and complex cases. Before joining Greene Espel, Caitlinrose clerked for two federal appellate judges and interned with the Office of the Solicitor General at the U.S. Department of Justice. She is actively involved in Minnesota’s legal community, including through service as a member of the board of directors for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. Caitlinrose has been repeatedly recognized for her legal work. In 2019, she was honored as by Minnesota Lawyer as a Lawyer of the Year for her role as co-lead counsel in a federal civil rights case that received international press coverage.

Aaron Knoll represents clients in high-stakes business litigation, renewable-energy disputes, and internal and agency investigations. Aaron is also a strong advocate in the broader community. He has fought with compassion for those who do not have access to fundamental legal rights by maintaining an active pro bono practice, including defending a death-row inmate in Alabama state and federal post-conviction proceedings, arguing a criminal appeal on Fourth Amendment grounds in Minnesota state court, leading efforts to expunge criminal records for clients across Minnesota, and representing a client from Honduras seeking asylum because of persecution based on gender identity. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and coached moot court, including a team that advanced to nationals at the ABA competition.

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