Ami A. ElShareif



Ami focuses her practice in business litigation, helping individuals and companies reach solutions to their business disputes. She has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in high-stakes litigation across a wide variety of areas, ranging from healthcare-related matters, to food and supplement labeling, employer-whistleblower defense, debt collection practices, and breach of contract cases. Ami has also served as outside in-house counsel for a Minnesota company, helping to direct litigation strategy and efficiently resolve matters. 

Before joining Robins Kaplan, Ami attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she spent much of her time honing her written and oral advocacy skills. She competed on the University of Wisconsin Mock Trial team and Moot Court team. Ami also competed on, and later coached, the University of Wisconsin Vis Team. This took her to Hong Kong where she vied against hundreds of law students from around the world in an international commercial arbitration competition. Ami was also a Note and Comment Editor of the University of Wisconsin International Law Journal.

Represents national healthcare insurance company in various lawsuits arising from fraudulent pass-through billing scheme.

Represented asylum seeker in successful petition for asylum following years of persecution and torture in his home country.

Represented client who brought lawsuit against the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration related to the government’s failure to respond to Freedom of Information Act request, resulting in favorable result in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Second chaired a jury trial, representing plaintiffs in a financial fraud suit that resulted in a plaintiffs’ verdict.

Served on trial team representing one of the world’s largest debt-collection companies against claims brought under the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, resulting in defense verdict on all claims.

Super Lawyers 2020
  • Recipient of Minnesota Lawyer's Diversity and Inclusion Award (2019) 
  • Named a “Minnesota Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2018-2020)
  • Named and "Up & Coming Attorney," Minnesota Lawyer (2018)
  • Recipient of the Hennepin County Bar Association's 2018 Excellence Award
  • Named a "North Star Lawyer" by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2015-2016)
  • Wisconsin Idea Merit Scholarship
  • University of Wisconsin Advanced Opportunity Fellowship
  • Susan Steingass Award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy
  • Bruce F. Beilfuss Award for Outstanding Service to the University of Wisconsin Law School
  • Mathys Award for Outstanding Moot Court Coaching
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • University of Wisconsin, J.D., 2013 University of Wisconsin International Law Journal, Note and Comment Editor (2012-2013) and Staff Member (2011-2012) Vis International Arbitration Team, Coach (2012-2013) and Competitor (2011-2012); William McGee Moot Court Competition, Coach (2012-2013) and Competitor (2011-2012)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. in Political Science and Legal Studies
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

  • Diversity and Working Through Difference
    2019 Law Firm Leadership Program (April 3, 2019)
  • Defining and Promoting Inclusion in the Legal Profession
    Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 5, 2019)
  • Illegality When an Agreement is Rendered Unenforceable by Operation of Law
    MinnCLE, Contract50 (August 15, 2018)
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