Lawyer Hero

Chris Messerly JD '86 Uses the Law To Defend Public Good

Chris Messerly

Copyright 2009.  Reprinted with permission from Hamline Magazine.

By Kelly Westhoff MALS '01

Chris Messerly didn't think he'd done anything heroic. Well, yes. He had won his case. It was a big case, too, one that went all the way to the Minnesota Supreme Court. But winning was what he'd been hired to do. As a partner in the Minneapolis office of the law firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, winning cases was just one part of his job description. It didn't mean he was a hero.

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