Partner Adine Momoh Selected as Minnesota Lawyer D&I Award Honoree
Stinson LLP is excited to announce that Partner Adine Momoh is recognized as a 2020 Diversity and Inclusion Award honoree by Minnesota Lawyer. Momoh was chosen for her significant D&I work both at the firm, in the greater Twin Cities community and nationally in the legal profession.
"We are incredibly grateful for all that Adine has done to further diversity and inclusion at a local and national level," said Ann Jenrette-Thomas, Stinson's chief diversity and inclusion officer. "Her ongoing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion within Stinson and the broader legal community is inspiring."
Momoh said, “I have heard the wise words that for the judicial system to inspire trust and legitimacy, it must represent the communities it serves. I am honored and proud to do my part to help make it so.” Momoh has mentored law students, especially law students of color, at the three law schools in Minnesota as well as attorneys within and outside the firm.
Momoh previously completed a historic year-long term as president of the Hennepin County Bar Association during its centennial in 2019, as both the first black woman and the youngest attorney ever to serve as president. During her time as president, she founded and led a new initiative called A Table for 10™, designed specifically to address inclusion in the legal profession, and prioritized mental health and attorney wellness in the legal profession.
Nationally, in 2013, Momoh served as a fellow in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s Fellows Program and remains an active alumni. Most recently, Momoh was elected to the Federal Bar Association’s National Board of Directors and serves on its standing Diversity and Inclusion Committee (previously serving on its Diversity and Inclusion Task Force). Last year, she began her term as chair of the FBA's Younger Lawyers Division, where she also serves on its board of directors.
She is also an active member of Minnesota Women Lawyers, serving as co-chair of their Equity Committee and overseeing their Gender Data Project, which received the National Conference of Women's Bar Association’s 2020 Public Service Award in July 2020. Additionally, Momoh has volunteered with a number of other organizations in the community, including Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (where she served on its board for four years), Just the Beginning Foundation, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota’s Open Doors Program, the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, and Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. For several years, Adine has served on the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and previously served on its Recruiting Committee.
A dedicated trial attorney, Momoh 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.