Adine Momoh Receives Service to Minnesota Lawyers Award
Stinson Leonard Street attorney Adine Momoh was honored as one of the recipients of the Service to the MWL Award at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Women Lawyers. Momoh and three others were recognized for their support and development of the MWL Gender Data Project.
The Gender Data Project grew from the MWL Parity Committee's work to determine the current status of all women lawyers in Minnesota, identify the barriers to parity, consider the most effective methods to overcome those barriers and implement specific action steps towards achieving parity. Momoh served as one of the co-chairs of the MWL Parity Committee and continues to serve as a co-chair of the MWL Equity Committee.
MWL intends to continue to conduct this data analysis every three-five years, not only to establish a long-term baseline, but also to gauge trends within the Minnesota legal profession and ultimately to address that will help all registered attorneys in Minnesota achieve parity and equity.
On presenting the award to Momoh and her fellow recipients, the MWL said:
"Through their dedication and efforts, these individuals embody the essence of the Service to MWL Award, significantly advancing the organization towards the fulfillment of its mission, and demonstrating initiative, innovation and leadership."
MWL presented Momoh with the award at the April 15, 2016 Annual Meeting luncheon in downtown Minneapolis.
Momoh is a trial attorney in the business and commercial litigation division of the firm’s Minneapolis office. Her practice includes banking litigation, estates and trust litigation and creditors’ rights and bankruptcy.
Momoh serves on the boards of the Minnesota Philanthropy Partners, the Saint Paul Foundation, the Minnesota Community Foundation, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, the Federal Bar Association National Younger Lawyers Division, the Federal Bar Association’s Minnesota Chapter and the International Women’s Insolvency and Reorganization Confederation–Minnesota Network.
She currently serves as secretary of the Hennepin County Bar Association and will elevate to president in 2018-19, when she will be the youngest and first black woman to hold that role in the 8,000 member organization.
From 2013-2015, she received the North Star Lawyer designation from the Minnesota State Bar Association for her commitment to pro bono work and received the firm’s 2013 Pro Bono Services to the Indigent award. In 2013, she was also named a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, one of 167 attorneys nationwide. In 2014 she was named one of two finalists for the American Bar Association’s National Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. In that same year, the MSBA honored her with its first-ever Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award.