Dianne Heins serves as counsel for Faegre Drinker in pro bono matters. Previously, she was Faegre Baker Daniels's pro bono counsel and director of community service through May 2017 and led the professional team which manages and supports the firm's pro bono practice and community service activities.


Bar Admissions



University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. (1973)

Mary Washington college of the University of Virginia
B.A. (1970)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota Supreme Court Juvenile Protection Rules Committee
  • Association of Pro Bono Counsel
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Legal Services to the Disadvantaged Committee, Civil Gideon Task Force

Civic Activities

  • Hennepin County Children's Justice Initiative
  • Friends of Children Foundation — Board of Directors
  • Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights — Death Penalty Project Advisory Committee
  • Hennepin County Guardian ad Litem — Volunteer Advocate
  • Children's Law Center of Minnesota — Board of Directors (Past President)
  • Center for Victims of Torture — Board of Directors (Past President)


  • Minnesota Lawyer — Attorneys of the Year, 2015
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-19
  • Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights Volunteer Award
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