Brandon Vaughn Shortlisted for Chambers Diversity and Inclusion Awards

April 22, 2021


Robins Kaplan is pleased to announce that Brandon Vaughn has been shortlisted for the honor of Diversity & Inclusion Lawyer of the Year in the Chambers Diversity and Inclusion awards. The Diversity & Inclusion Lawyer of the Year award honors a law firm partner who has shown dedication and commitment to diversity programs and taken an active role in organizing events helping to further the advancement of one or more strand of diversity and inclusion.

Vaughn is a personal injury, medical malpractice, and product liability attorney who provides advocacy for those who have been harmed due to another party’s negligence. A longstanding advocate for equality, Vaughn has taken leadership roles in numerous professional organizations focused on diversity and inclusion, including Twin Cities Diversity in Practice and The Black Biglaw Pipeline. He also serves as the president-elect of the Hennepin County Bar Association, after previously serving on the organization’s board of directors as a delegate for the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.

Within Robins Kaplan, Vaughn is the leader of the firm’s Black Firm Member Group, former chair of the firm’s Recruiting/Hiring Committee and former co-chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee.

Vaughn’s accomplishments have been noted by numerous organizations. In 2020, he received the National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s “Chairman's Award for Leadership Excellence.” He was also included in Best Lawyer’s “Best Lawyers in America” list and awarded the American Association for Justice’s President’s Certificate of Recognition. In addition, in 2019, Vaughn was named a “Diversity Leader” by Profiles in Diversity Journal and included on Lawyers of Color’s “Nation’s Best” list.

Chambers will announce the winner of the Diversity & Inclusion Lawyer of the Year Award at a virtual awards ceremony on June 17.

Brandon E. Vaughn


Chair, Black Firm Member Resource Group
Chair, Attorneys of Color Resource Group

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