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Minnesota’s new human rights commissioner: Kevin Lindsey

Kevin Lindsey, who’s been a civil litigation attorney in the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, will be the new state commissioner of Human Rights, Gov.

Kevin Lindsey, who’s been a civil litigation attorney in the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, will be the new state commissioner of Human Rights, Gov. Mark Dayton announced today.

Said Dayton: “Kevin is a respected lawyer and advocate with deep experience in the community working on issues of fairness in the workplace and in the community.”

Lindsey’s resume also includes:

  • J.D. and B.A. from the University of Iowa, where he was editor-in-chief of the Iowa Law Review.
  • Civil litigation with the firm of Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, primarily representing clients in employment, product liability, contract and health law.
  • Chief operating officer and general counsel of Axis Inc., where he was responsible for managing human resources operations, ensuring legal and administrative compliance, and risk management.
  • Employment and health law for the firm of Halleland, Lewis, Nilan & Johnson.