Dedicated to Legal Excellence, Civility, Professionalism and Ethics
The Warren E. Burger American Inn of Court was organized in 1989 and was chartered by the American Inns of Court Foundation on September 20, 1989. The original organizers included Thomas J. Lyons, Esq., Justice John Simonett, and Professor John O. Sonsteng.
The Inn is affiliated with William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, alma mater of the Inn's namesake, and has among its members eight third year students from William Mitchell. The Inn is divided into eight pupilage groups, each headed by a Judge. Attorney members come from throughout the Twin Cities area and surrounding communities, and range in professional experience from newly admitted to the Bar to senior members of the legal community. Members come from a wide range of practice areas, which adds to the vibrancy of the group.
This year we are pleased that one of our members, Justice Lorie Gildea, was named Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.