Heather M. McElroy

Lawyers should lead their communities by serving them. In my practice, I serve my clients’ needs, serve our community, and serve the cause of justice above all else. This means relentlessly seeking the truth and pursuing perfection in all that I do. I hunt for the connections others might miss and leave no angle unexplored when working on case. I make every effort to see the world a little differently, so that I can see your case differently. At this firm, we achieve exceptional results collaboratively. We succeed because we trust and depend on each other. Talented and dedicated teams will always beat a group working as individuals.

Heather McElroy has represented both businesses and individuals in complex litigation matters for nearly a decade. She has significant trial experience in high-stakes antitrust, trade-secret, employment, breach-of-contract, class-action, and financial litigation. While she loves trying cases, Ms. McElroy has also had great success developing creative legal strategies for obtaining early resolutions where it serves her clients’ best interests. Known for her creative thinking and problem solving skills, Ms. McElroy works tirelessly to craft creative arguments and draft winning briefs to secure victories for her clients. She does not let outdated legal precedents stand in her way.

Ms. McElroy also has significant appellate experience and has drafted appellate briefs or argued appeals before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the Federal Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. McElroy has provided many hours of service to the community through her pro bono work with the Advocates for Human Rights and the Immigrant Law Center—including helping an asylum seeker from Sierra Leone secure legal status after 5 years of trial and appellate court proceedings, obtaining a U-Visa for a domestic abuse survivor, and halting the deportation of workers from India unlawfully trafficked to the United States during Hurricane Katrina.

Ms. McElroy is an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law and a mentor in the award-winning UST Law Mentor Program.

Previously, Ms. McElroy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright, then of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Ms. McElroy is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she was an executive editor of the law review. She received her undergraduate degree in Philosophy & International Studies at Northwestern University.

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Job Types Partner
Areas of Practice 1) Litigation
Education Northwestern University (B.A., 2000)
Most recent firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP
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