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Caitlinrose Fisher



Caitlinrose Fisher

Caitlinrose Fisher is an accomplished trial and appellate lawyer who represents clients in high-stakes civil and criminal proceedings.

Caitlinrose works with clients from all walks of life—from indigent individuals to large corporations. Caitlinrose approaches each client and case with the care, legal prowess, and fierce advocacy for which she is known. She has an impressive track record of client successes, including multiple wins that have received international media coverage. Caitlinrose credits these successes in large part to her deep understanding of and passion for the law, which enables her to advance creative and case-winning arguments.

Outside of work, Caitlinrose can often be found enjoying the Twin Cities’ parks and lakes—although, if not chasing her children, she’s most likely listening to a recent appellate argument or brainstorming case theories.

  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer (2019, 2021, 2022)
  • Up & Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer (2020)
  • Rising Star, Minnesota Super Lawyers (2019 – present)North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association (2018 – present)
  • Lockhart Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Leadership, and Service, University of Minnesota Law School (2015)
  • Stinson Leonard Street Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, Minnesota Law Review (2015)

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court – District of North Dakota
  • Minnesota

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Women in White Collar Defense Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers


  • Timothy Droske & Caitlinrose Fisher, Eighth Circuit at SCOTUS during 2020 Term, Eighth Circuit Bar Association Newsletter (Fall 2021)
  • Virginia McCalmont & Caitlinrose Fisher, Finding Courage and Clarity in the Midst of the Pandemic, With Equal Right (April 14, 2021)
  • Caitlinrose H. Fisher, Eighth Circuit Clarifies Circumstances in Which Opposing Counsel May Be Deposed, (February 24, 2020)
  • Caitlinrose H. Fisher & Virginia R. McCalmont, Minneapolis Federal Courthouse Named in Honor of Eighth Circuit Judge Diana Murphy, Bar Talk, Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter (December 11, 2019)
  • Caitlinrose H. Fisher & Virginia R. McCalmont, One Strike and You’re Out: The uncertainty of FRAP 29’s recent amendment, Eighth Circuit Bar Ass’n Newsletter (Summer 2019)
  • Attorney-Client Privilege: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, Minnesota CLE, Contributor (2018 – present)
  • Walter F. Mondale, Robert A. Stein & Caitlinrose Fisher, No Longer a Neutral Magistrate: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court In the Wake of the War on Terror, 100 Minn. L. Rev. 747 (2014)
  • Note, Treating the Disease or Punishing the Criminal?: Effectively Using Drug Court Sanctions to Treat Substance Use Disorder and Reduce Criminal Conduct, 99 Minn. L. Rev. 747 (2014)


  • Litigating the Attorney-Client Privilege: Protecting and Defending the Client’s Confidentiality, Attorney-Client Privilege, Minnesota CLE, co-presenter (December 6, 2019)
  • Legal Writing and the Rules of Professional Responsibility, 2019 Legal Services Statement Conference: Addressing Disparity: A Way Forward, Co-presenter (October 24, 2019)
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, Judicial Opinion Writing (2016-2018)
  • Documenting and Litigating Privilege, Attorney-Client Privilege: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, Minnesota CLE, Panelist (August 30, 2018)
  • Transgender in Transition, 2018 Minnesota State School Board Association Leadership Conference, Co-presenter (January 11, 2018)