Hamline News

March 07, 2014

Failinger, Infinity Project an Attorney of the Year

Hamline University School of Law Professor   Marie Failinger , J.D., LL.M., and her fellow co-founders of the Infinity Project, have been named an  Attorney of the Year for 2013 by Minnesota Lawyer magazine  for their efforts  to bring gender equality to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Failinger and Judge Mary Vasaly, Jeanette Bazis, and Lisa Brabbit were recognized at an official ceremony on February 20, 2014. 

The Attorneys of the Year Awards annually honor the best in the legal professional. The 2013 award winners come from diverse practice groups including criminal law, litigation, public service, intellectual property and in-house legal departments. 

According to the magazine, this year’s attorneys were chosen based on their leadership, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services and public service. The nominations were submitted by judges, bar groups, clients and fellow attorneys.