Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP
My parents, who emigrated from Sierra Leone in the 1970s, taught me the importance of having a strong work ethic, striving in education, remaining humble and giving back. I honor these values every day and am fortunate that I am able to put them to greater use through Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation.
Adine is a partner and trial attorney in the Minneapolis office of Stinson Leonard Street LLP, focusing on areas of complex business and commercial litigation, among other specialties. Her clients include banks, credit unions, health care providers, medical gas providers, franchisees, not-for-profit entities and other business and individuals, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging entrepreneurs. She was honored in 2015 as one of two finalists for the American Bar Association’s National Outstanding young Attorney Award after receiving the Minnesota State Bar Association’s first Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award in 2014. Adine currently serves on the boards of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, Federal Bar Association (FBA) National Younger Lawyers Division, FBA Minnesota Chapter, Hennepin County Bar Association, and International Women’s Insolvency and Reorganization Confederation-Minnesota Network. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration, psychology and pre-law from the University of St. Thomas, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. Adine clerked for the Honorable Jeanne J. Graham of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. She grew up in Saint Paul.