Matthew R. Kinsman



Matthew Kinsman represents clients in complex business disputes at both the trial and appellate levels, using his wide-ranging experience as a federal law clerk, congressional staff member and private sector consultant to inform his advocacy.

Previous Experience

Prior to his legal career, Matt spent five years in Washington, D.C., where he served on the legislative staff of U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe and the government relations team of an Am Law 100 international firm. As a government relations consultant, Matt advocated on behalf of a broad clientele — ranging from Fortune 500 companies to state and local governments — on congressional and regulatory issues related to education, financial services, health care and national security.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


U.S. District Court for the Nothern District of Indiana, Hon. Theresa Springmann, 2014-2016




University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude (2014)

University of Maine
B.A. in Journalism, magna cum laude (2006)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Ethical Challenges for Employee Benefits Professionals
    Co-presenter with Gayle Skolnik, Philip Gutwein and Stephanie Boxell, Luncheon Meeting of the Indiana Benefits Conference, Indianapolis, November 2018
  • Chapter 11: When Misappropriation Becomes Criminal
    Contributing Author, The Secrets to Winning Trade Secret Cases, Thomson West, 2016

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • National Immigrant Justice Center
  • Volunteer Lawyers Network

Professional Associations

  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association — Liaison for the Northern District of Indiana


  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017-19
  • University of Minnesota Law School — Harold Will Cox Award for Best Oral Arguments, Maynard Pirsig Oral Honors Tournament, 2012-13; Awards for Best Brief and Best Oral Arguments, Minnesota Appellate Advocacy Competition, 2013; Selected to the University of Minnesota Law School’s ABA National Appellate Advocacy Team, 2014  
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