Partner Adine Momoh Featured in HCBA Discussion with Women Past Presidents
Stinson LLP Partner Adine Momoh was recently featured in the latest issue of The Hennepin Lawyer where she took part in the Hennepin County Bar Association’s (HCBA) “Gender and the Law Roundtable: A Discussion with HCBA Women Past Presidents.” Last year, Adine completed a historic year-long term as the 100th president of the HCBA, an organization with over 8,000 members. During her term and the HCBA’s centennial, Adine tackled ever-important topics including diversity, equity, lawyer engagement and attorney wellness. She also led initiatives that will continue as long term HCBA priorities.
Adine and the other past presidents shared insights on why they pursued careers in law, the challenges in their practice, work-life balance, and experiences from their tenures as past presidents.
“I have had to work harder than my peers and have had to be determined and resilient to have the practice I have today and to have served as lead counsel and first chair on numerous cases,” Adine shared. “A lot of times, the conversations of who will be on a case, who will lead it, or who will serve as first chair at trial might happen outside your presence or without you even knowing and being able to advocate for yourself. That is where having a supportive network comes into play. It is important to have those supportive colleagues, again both inside and outside the firm, who can advocate for you and speak on your behalf when you can’t.”
As 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.