Francine Kuplic joined the firm as an attorney in 2018. Her practice involves defending local government entities and their officials from municipal liability claims, including civil rights, personal injury, land use, and employment actions.
Prior to joining the firm, Francine worked as the appellate law clerk for both Anoka and Hennepin County, writing many briefs that were submitted to the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals. During law school, Francine was a member of the prestigious Appellate Clinic. With a team of other law students, Francine represented a California state prisoner in a First Amendment civil rights case against staff of the California Department of Corrections. She appeared at oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in April 2018, successfully obtaining the prisoner a new trial.
Francine also founded the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s first improv team, Sua Sponte Improv Comedy Troupe. In her spare time, Francine enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her husband and two cats.
U.S. District Court, Minnesota, 2018
B.A., Theatre, St. Olaf College, 2011
J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2018
Other Legal Experience:
Judicial Law Clerk, Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals, 2018
Appellate Law Clerk, Anoka County Attorney’s Office, 2017-2018
Law Clerk, Waldeck Law Firm, 2016-2017
Appellate Law Clerk, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 2015-2016