Catherine Ahlin-Halverson
Public Interest Counsel

Catherine Ahlin-Halverson serves as Maslon's Public Interest Counsel to spearhead community and pro bono initiatives for the firm. She leads Maslon UPLIFT: Legal Institute for Teens, a new after school mock trial program, which she created and launched in 2017 to serve 8th grade students who reflect the rich diversity of the Twin Cities. In addition to leading the mock trial program, Catherine serves as a mentor and leader across all of Maslon's pro bono efforts.

Previously, Catherine was a partner at Maslon practicing in the areas of complex and class action litigation and served as co-chair of Maslon's Litigation Group from 2011-2013. She is a 2000 graduate of Columbia Law School where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and graduated cum laude from Smith College in 1996 with a B.A. in music. 


 

Selected Experience

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter
Minnesota State Bar Association
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Women Lawyers
Maslon UPLIFT: Legal Institute for Teens
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: past Governing Member
Frank Theatre: past Board Chair

Pro Bono Activities

ABA Pro Bono Death Penalty Representation: Ex parte Armstrong (Tex. Crim. App. 2017). Member of team of Maslon lawyers serving as pro bono counsel for Douglas Tyrone Armstrong, a Texas death row inmate convicted of capital murder in 2006. The team successfully secured the vacation of Armstrong's death sentence by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Recognition

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2016-2017 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2008-2010, 2012-2014 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota® list, 2012-2015 (The annual edition of the Top Women Attorneys in Minnesota list features attorneys who received the highest point totals in the previous year's Minnesota Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)

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Bar Admissions
Minnesota
California, (inactive)
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 2005
  • C.D. California, 2002
  • N.D. California, 2000
  • W.D. Michigan, 2015
Education
Columbia Law School
J.D., 2000
Smith College
B.A., cum laude, 1996
Major: Music
Notable

CATHERINE IS RECOGNIZED AS A 2017 NORTH STAR LAWYER BY THE MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION. SHE ALSO SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENTED PRO BONO CLIENT TO SECURE VACATION OF DEATH SENTENCE AFTER 10 YEARS ON DEATH ROW IN TEXAS.

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