Admitted to bar, 1975, Minnesota and U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; 1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; Education: William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1975; L.L.M. in Taxation, magna cum laude, 1988); University of Minnesota (B.A., 1971).

As an entrepreneur operating a law firm, Paul understands the success of any business depends on providing exceptional value. Paul treats each client with the respect and care as each deserves. Regardless of whether a matter involves a multi-million dollar lawsuit or a single legal document, Paul gives personal attention to clients’ individual needs.

Paul has steadily counseled, advised, and advocated for clients throughout the course of over 35 years of practicing law. A long-time client gave Paul the title of “bulldog lawyer” based on Paul’s work ethic and loyalty in protecting his client’s interests. Paul continues to serve many of the same clients he began representing early in his career and welcomes the opportunity to assist new clients.

Paul obtained his J.D. and then earned an L.L.M. in Taxation, graduating magna cum laude in 1988 from the William Mitchell College of Law master’s program. Coupled with yearly continuing education courses, Paul assists a wide variety of clients with complex and ever-changing tax issues. Tax issues affect nearly every legal matter—from structuring a business transaction to creating an estate plan to resolving a lawsuit. An L.L.M. is held by only a very small percentage of lawyers.

Paul was admitted to the bar in Minnesota in 1975, U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Paul has been a member of Cosmopolitan chapter of Toastmasters for many years and has served as its president.  An avid golfer, Paul has also run multiple marathons and 10K races.  Paul is a life-long resident of the Twin Cities.

Named an Attorney of the Year, 2015, as selected by the Minnesota Lawyer.

Admitted to bar, 2007, Minnesota; 2009, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; 2011, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. Education: University of Minnesota Law School (J.D., 2007); University of Iowa (B.B.A., Finance, with Honors and with Distinction, 2002).

Ryan joined Chamberlain Law Firm as a law clerk in 2006, and has practiced as an attorney with the firm since earning his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007. Additionally, Ryan possesses business experience gained in banking and finance before becoming an attorney. This is not only uncommon among lawyers, but is also an asset when analyzing business problems and transactions. This background helps Ryan contribute to the firm’s mission to thoroughly understand and address our clients’ needs—not only from a legal standpoint, but also with a practical, businesslike approach.

Much of an attorney’s success depends on legal writing ability. Judges largely depend on written briefs in deciding cases, and any contract or estate plan must be well written. Ryan has substantial legal writing experience that includes drafting contracts, motion briefs, trial memorandums, appellate briefs, and petitions to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Ryan also has experience representing clients in contested motions, trials and appeals. The Chamberlain Law Firm team takes pride in producing well-crafted legal documents through collaboration and attention to detail—whether it is in the context of a business transaction, estate planning, or developing strategic and persuasive legal arguments in litigation.


Education: Hutchinson Vocational Technical College (Legal Secretary Degree, 1983); Normandale Community College (A.A., Political Science, anticipated 2012).

Cathy will likely be the first person to welcome you if you call or visit Chamberlain Law Firm. She has contributed invaluable assistance to the firm’s attorneys and clients alike since joining the firm as a legal assistant in 2004.

In addition to drafting letters, ensuring proper filing of court documents, receiving phone calls to the firm, and handling countless other daily matters, Cathy often performs advanced legal work such as analysis of witness testimony, and preparing trial notebooks and materials.

Cathy has substantial legal experience working with law firms as well as governmental legal departments. She understands how Minnesota’s judicial system operates, and she recognizes how a law firm must operate to be successful in our judicial system.

Effective legal representation requires careful planning and attention to detail. Cathy carefully tracks all of our clients’ cases to ensure that each receives the proper and timely individual attention it deserves. She facilitates effective and efficient case management, and ensures that clients are kept informed of any developments in their case.

We take pride in providing exceptional service to our clients, and Cathy works hard to make each client’s experience positive from start to finish.