Stinson Leonard Street Partner Adine Momoh Begins Term as President of HCBA
MINNEAPOLIS (July 2, 2018)—Stinson Leonard Street LLP congratulates Minneapolis-based Partner Adine Momoh for taking on the role of president of the Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA).
With her one-year term officially starting yesterday, Momoh became the first black woman and the youngest attorney ever to serve as HCBA president.
Momoh is ready for the challenge of engaging the more than 8,000-member, 100-year-old association.
"I am honored to be selected as HCBA president and look forward to leading the organization and its members to be champions of our profession," Momoh said. "We find ourselves in a moment in time when attorneys are being asked to step up and do more, oftentimes with less, to help the oppressed, the underserved and the underrepresented. I want each member to be a champion for someone else in our community."
Momoh is a trial attorney representing clients in various aspects of litigation before state and federal courts across the country, from case development and strategy, to discovery, to motion practice, to trial, to appeal in matters involving creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, estates and trusts litigation, and securities and banking litigation.
Outside of her practice, Momoh serves on the boards of various organizations, including The Saint Paul and Minnesota Community Foundations, Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, the Federal Bar Association’s Minnesota Chapter and the International Women’s Insolvency and Reorganization Confederation–Minnesota Network.
Momoh has been honored both nationally and locally for her community involvement, public service and professional achievements. Most recently, in 2016, she was selected by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges as a Blackshear Presidential Fellow. In 2017, she was named to the Federal Practice Committee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. Earlier this year, she was honored as a 40 Under 40 award recipient by the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal.
"Adine will be exceptional in this role," said Mark Hinderks, managing partner of Stinson Leonard Street. "She is very skilled, and tirelessly embraces new challenges. I know that she will bring the same dedication to this that she brings to client service, and Adine has a history of unselfish service to community and professional organizations."