Rain Levy Minns

Rain Levy Minns

Rain Minns Law Firm
  • Appeals & Appellate, Business Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Texas, U.S. Dist. of Colorado, U.S. E. Dist. of Tex., U.S. N. Dist. of Tex., U.S. S. Dist. of Tex., U.S. W. Dist. of Tex.
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Rain Minns' litigation experience ranges from international arbitration in Hong Kong to Native American courts to jury trials in the United States.

After law school, Rain clerked for Chief Judge George P. Kazen in the Southern District of Texas. She then became an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, where she was recognized for her outstanding work. Rain first-chaired and obtained favorable trial and appellate verdicts in all of her cases, including the highest arbitration award in the history of her division.

Rain then spent a few years at a large law firm working on bet-the-company litigation, where any bad outcome could have destroyed the companies.

Rain graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she won the award for outstanding academic achievement for a Native American. She received her Juris Doctorate from Cornell University Law School in 2001, where she won academic awards and was President of the Public Interest Law Union. Rain also practiced law for the Ho-Chunk Nation's Department of Justice before the Ho-Chunk Trial and Supreme Courts. Rain was also an extern to Judge Thomas McAvoy in the Northern District of New York.

Her other relevant experience includes interning at the United States Trade Department on international taxation issues and for the D.C. Federal Circuit.

Rain Minns lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband (David), three children (Aria, Solomon, and Zoe), and Rottweiler (Tiger Lily). She is also a former Texas State Judo Champion.

Practice Areas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Tax Law
    Business Taxes, Criminal Tax Litigation, Estate Tax Planning, Income Taxes, International Taxes, Payroll Taxes, Property Taxes, Sales Taxes, Tax Appeals, Tax Audits, Tax Planning
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. Dist. of Colorado
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U.S. E. Dist. of Tex.
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U.S. N. Dist. of Tex.
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U.S. S. Dist. of Tex.
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U.S. W. Dist. of Tex.
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1st Circuit
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4th Circuit
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5th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Tax Court
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Professional Experience
Rain Minns Law Firm
- Current
Michael Louis Minns, PLC
Bickel & Brewer
Assistant Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Elder Law & Public Health Division
Law Clerk
Chambers of Judge George P. Kazen, Chief Judge, Southern District of Texas
Summer Associate
Holland & Knight LLP
Chambers of Judge Thomas J. McAvoy, Chief Judge, Northern District of New York
Law Clerk
Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Justice
Commercial Real Estate Appraiser
Jospeh J. Blake & Associates
D.C. Federal Circuit Executive's Office
United States Trade Representative, General Counsel's Office
Cornell University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Honors: Cornell International Law Journal, Board of Editors; letter of recognition for exemplary performance in criminal law; Cornell Law Alumni Achievement Award; two Cali Awards for highest class grade
Activities: Public Interest Law Union (President and Fundraising Co-Chair); Environmental Law Society (Vice President); Moot Court Board
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Dartmouth College
B.A. (1997) | Government, Music
Honors: Magna Cum Laude; Stacy Coverdale Memorial Award for Academic Excelence; Government Honors Thesis; Golden Key National Honors Society; Dartmouth Second Honors Group; The National Dean's List; Senior Honors Vocal Recital
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Professional Associations
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
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Texas State Bar  # 24034581
- Current
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American Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
Insuring a Civil Confession in Texas: Strategies for Alleging and Challenging Affirmative Defenses
The Advocate, The State Bar of Texas
Handling Experts
The Young Lawyer
Food Fights: Redefining the Current Boundaries of the Government's Positive Obligation to Provide Halal
Journal of Law and Politics (University of Virginia Law School)
Registry Systems for Foreign and Domestic Farmworkers in the United States: Theory vs. Reality
Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
Update to Sec. 20.09 on H-2A Visas
Gordon, Mailman & Yale-Loehr's Immigration Law and Procedure
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Minns Law Firm, P.C.
3571 Far West Blvd. #106
Austin, TX 78731
Telephone: (512) 520-4034
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