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Biography

Ariana B. Kiener is an Associate in the Firm’s Minneapolis office and practices in the Firm’s Consumer Protection group, where she works primarily on class actions. Ari represents consumers in a wide range of cases, but focuses her practice on representing consumers who have been harmed by inaccurate background checks and credit reports.

Before joining the Firm, Ms. Kiener worked for several years in education, first as a classroom teacher (through a Fulbright Scholarship in Northeastern Thailand) and eventually as the communications director for an education advocacy nonprofit organization. While in law school, she clerked at the Firm and served as a Certified Student Attorney and Student Director with the Mitchell Hamline Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation Clinic.

Credentials

Education:

Law School

Mitchell Hamline School of Law, summa cum laude, ranked 1st in her class

Undergraduate

Carleton College, magna cum laude, distinction in American Studies

Honors & Awards:


  • CALI Award (highest grade) in Constitutional Law, Contracts, Employment Discrimination Mediation Representation Clinic, Media Law, Professional Responsibility, Property, Torts, and Transactions and Settlements

  • Fulbright Scholar, 2010-2011


Admissions

Member – Minnesota Bar


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