Adine Momoh Discusses Her Practice, Historic Presidency, and What's Next in Attorney at Law Magazine
Stinson LLP Partner Adine Momoh was recently featured in Attorney at Law Magazine’s 2019 Women in Law special issue, where she discussed her career path, accomplishments thus far and what she is looking forward to next.
Having recently completed a historic year-long term as president of the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA), an over 8,000 member organization, Adine shared how that experience shaped her and helped her to grow professionally and personally. During her term, Adine tackled ever-important topics such as diversity, equity, lawyer engagement and attorney wellness and led initiatives that will continue to be priorities for the HCBA in the long term.
She goes on to discuss her October appointment as a national board member for the Federal Bar Association (FBA) and chair of the FBA’s Younger Lawyers Division (YLD). During her time as chair of the 4,000-member division, Adine plans to focus on member engagement and advocacy tailored to issues that are critical to young lawyers with a federal practice.
“Through the FBA, I’ve also met several attorneys who serve in the military and JAG, and I’m curious about what issues these younger attorneys in the military are facing—young parents, diverse attorneys and LGBTQ+,” Adine says in the feature. Since the issue was published, Adine has successfully recruited a new YLD board member representative from the military to help her and the YLD address these issues.
The issue also includes a feature on the work that the Minnesota Women Lawyers’ Parity Committee (then led by Adine, along with Judge Elizabeth Cutter, Judge Kathleen Sanberg, and Kate Westad) did to perform a groundbreaking research study. Results from that study established for the first time a baseline of the number of women attorneys practicing law compared to men in the state of Minnesota.
A dedicated trial attorney, Adine defends complex business and commercial litigation matters for securities, banking, estates and trusts clients, and resolves creditors’ rights and bankruptcy cases in state and federal courts nationwide. She counsels clients on case development and strategy, discovery, motion practice, trial and appeal.
She has been honored repeatedly both nationally and locally for her community involvement, public service and professional achievements. Most recently, she was named a 2019 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer. In 2018, she was honored as a 40 Under 40 award recipient by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, and in 2016 was recognized by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges as a Blackshear Presidential Fellow.