Three Robins Kaplan Attorneys Named 2022 Notable Partners in Law

June 13, 2022

Twin Cities Business Notable Partners in Law 2022

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that Patrick Arenz, Tara Sutton, and Brandon Vaughn have been recognized as Notable Partners in Law by Twin Cities Business.

Patrick Arenz handles high-stakes disputes for a diverse set of clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to small businesses and individuals. In 2021, he served as lead trial counsel in a personal injury case where his team secured a $27.8 million jury verdict, including $10 million in punitive damages, on behalf of a top Twin Cities plastic surgeon who endured an amputated leg after Assist America refused to evacuate him for proper medical care. This verdict has been reported as one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Minnesota history.

Tara Sutton is the chair of the firm’s Mass Tort Group and a member of the Executive Board. She currently serves as co-lead counsel on behalf of the State of Minnesota in its suit against JUUL Labs, and recently spearheaded the negotiation of a $590 million settlement on behalf of hundreds of Tribal governments in the Opioid multi-district litigation.

Brandon 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. He is currently investigating several wrongful death matters, including the death of a young woman alleged to have been killed by a resident in a group home who was not being administered antipsychotic medications appropriately and the wrongful death of a college athlete due to alleged hazing in a national sorority.

Patrick M. Arenz


Member of Executive Board

Tara D. Sutton


Chair, National Mass Tort Group

Brandon E. Vaughn


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

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