Kendra D. Brodin

Client Development Manager
3200 IDS Center, 80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
D: 612.336.4609


University of Minnesota Law School
   J.D., cum laude, 2003
   Civil Rights Moot Court, National Competition Team Member

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice
   M.S.W. (Masters in Social Work), 2000
   President, Graduate and Professional Student Assembly

Augustana College
   B.A, Sociology and English, 1998
   Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
   Augustana Choir (Nationally Touring Choir)

Professional Affiliations

Minnesota Women Lawyers
   President-Elect, 2016-2017
   Secretary, 2015-2016
   Board of Directors, 2014-present
   Professional Enrichment Committee Co-Chair, 2011-2014

Hennepin County Bar Association
   Board of Directors, 2015-present
   Finance and Planning Committee, 2013-present
   Law Firm Leadership Program Planning Committee, 2014-present
   Nominating Committee, 2015-present

Minnesota State Bar Association
   Assembly, 2015-present
   Diversity Task Force, 2015-2016
   Esquire 36 Committee Chair/Co-Chair, 2011-2014
   Women in the Legal Profession, Past Co-Chair
   Life and the Law Committee, Past Co-Chair

Legal Marketing Association

Awards & Recognition

2012 Minnesota State Bar Association President’s Award for work on a statewide mentoring program for new law school graduates

Publications & Speaking

The Business of Law: What is Client Service, Billable Hour, Attorney Structure, and Business Development, University of Minnesota Law School Professional Essentials workshop, 2017

Law Firm Leadership Program, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2017

Charting Your Own Career: The Legal Profession as Opportunity, 2016 Legal Marketing Association Midwest Conference, 2016

Tips, Tricks and Dangers of Social Media, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2015

Work/Life Balance Strategies for Busy Lawyers, Minnesota CLE, 2011

Top Ten Time Management Mistakes, National Association of Women Lawyers Women Lawyers Journal (Vol. 96, No. 1), 2011

As Client Development Manager for Merchant & Gould, Kendra provides strategic thinking and direction to the firm's attorneys as they develop and deepen trusted relationships with current and future clients. She oversees the creation and implementation of business development plans across the firm, its 105 attorneys, and its eight offices.