Deanna Thompson



Deanna Thompson is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology group. Deanna is dedicated to zealously advocating for her clients at every stage of litigation. She draws from her chemical engineering background and trial advocacy experience to represent her clients in an analytical and persuasive manner.

Deanna earned her law degree at the University of Minnesota. During law school, she developed a passion for the courtroom while competing on the Intercollegiate Mock Trial Team. Deanna further honed her litigation skills as a Certified Student Attorney with the University’s Housing Clinic, where she represented tenants in eviction, expungement, and rent escrow proceedings.

Before law school, Deanna drafted patent applications for an international software company. There, she was exposed to a multitude of sectors, worked with inventors from around the world, and sharpened her legal and technical writing skills.

  • Best Oral Argument in Legal Writing Section, University of Minnesota Law School (2017)
  • Book Award in Insurance Law, University of Minnesota Law School (2017)
  • All-Region Outstanding Attorney Award, American Mock Trial Association (2015)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota, J.D., cum laude (2019)
  • University of Rochester, B.S. in Chemical Engineering (2015) 
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association


Links to full publications and news releases.


Winter 2019
In Cryptocurrency We Trust (Or Do We?)
The Robins Kaplan Spotlight, Vol. 4, No. 4
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