Chestnut Cambronne PA

Address: 100 Washington Ave S Ste 1700, Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-339-7300


About the Firm

Chestnut Cambronne is a 32-attorney law firm located in downtown Minneapolis. Chestnut Cambronne is a full-service law firm with attorneys practicing in a wide array of practice areas. 

Chestnut Cambronne has succeeded for nearly 60 years in providing its clients with the highest quality legal service while always maintaining a close relationship with each client. Rather than adhering to the rigid conformity of prescribed style, members of Chestnut Cambronne are a close-knit group of diverse and talented individuals working together for the benefit of each client. This blend of talent, motivation, and coordination allows Chestnut Cambronne's attorneys, paralegals, and staff to provide clients with big-firm experience while maintaining small-firm sensitivity to the client's individual needs.

Chestnut Cambronne has extensive and unique experience in class action and civil litigation; business representation; tax, estate, and elder law planning; real estate law and litigation; family, criminal, and personal injury law; arbitration and mediation; copyright and trademark law; maritime law; and government relations. Whether representing individuals or institutional investors in class actions, representing businesses, prosecuting crimes for local government, assisting an individual or family with estate or elder planning, helping an injured person, or representing an individual in a divorce, Chestnut Cambronne's attorneys represent their clients efficiently and expertly. 

Chestnut Cambronne is proud to be recognized for the service it provides its clients, including: numerous attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars, as well as achieving the Martindale-Hubble an AV rating, the highest a law firm can be awarded. The firm is likewise proud that it has achieved those accomplishments while maintaining an outstanding workplace for its employees.  Chestnut Cambronne has been named a Star Tribune Top Workplace for the last eight years.

Chestnut Cambronne’ s culture values the role of every person at the firm—from the receptionist, to law clerks, and associates to the most senior partners—recognizing that every person plays an important role in providing exceptional legal services to clients.  In the firm’s strategic planning process, the greatest strengths of Chestnut Cambronne were identified as its positive social environment (people, respect, the casual, hard-work-but-have-fun atmosphere) and the strength of the firm’s practice areas (expertise, breadth of practice).  Other strengths identified include the firm’s flexibility and the excellent reputation of the firm in the community and in courts nationwide.  Additional information can be found on the firm’s website,

Primary Areas of Practice

Chestnut Cambronne’s practice areas, in alphabetical order, are arbitration and mediation, brewery and distillery law, business representation, civil litigation, class action litigation, construction litigation, criminal defense, elder law, employment law, estate planning, family law, government representation, homeowner association law, immigration, intellectual property, insurance litigation, maritime and admiralty law, personal injury, professional liability, real estate law, real estate litigation, trust and estate litigation, white collar defense, and workers' compensation. The largest practices areas are estate and elder law planning, civil litigation, class action litigation, and family law.

Training Provided to Associates

Law clerks will be provided with a mentor and work closely with other attorneys in the firm who will provide guidance and feedback.  Law clerks will work in multiple areas of law to gain exposure to different practice areas.  Law clerks are given projects in cases that can range from research, memorandum drafting (office and advocacy), discovery work, motion practice, etc.  Chestnut Cambronne hopes to provide challenging work that would give the law clerk the experience of what a first-year associate might be like, all with mentoring and close supervision.


Pro Bono/Community Involvement

Chestnut Cambronne’s attorneys individually commit to pro bono projects, including work with veterans.  The firm also has is involved with the Innocence Project.  The firm first participated in the HCBA Minority Clerkship program two years.  In addition, many of the firm’s attorneys are active members of nonprofit, community, and faith organizations.  Many of its attorneys serve in leadership roles in these organizations throughout the Twin Cities.  

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Chestnut Cambronne continues to expand its commitment to diversity by participating in this HCBA program and believes its attorneys and staff should reflect the firm’s clients and community in general.   Of the firm’s eleven female attorneys, five are partners.  Two of the firm’s male partners, including the managing partner, are gay.  The firm also has staff from the Asian, African American, Latin American, Native American, and LGBTQ communities.  The firm believes the future calls for expanded representation to diverse communities.  The firm also has a strong connection with the Vietnamese community in the Twin Cities. 

Summer Associate/Clerkship Description

Attorneys in the firm are asked to provide projects to and involve law clerks in their cases so clerks are exposed to multiple aspects of the legal profession and practice areas.  Assignments will initially be coordinated with the managing partner, but eventually assignments will come from the common pool of projects handled by the firm’s law clerks depending on availability and complexity.  

Successful Candidate Qualities

Chestnut Cambronne prides itself on providing exceptional legal services, and successful candidates at the firm should be exceptional too.  Exceptionalism can come in many ways, from academic achievement to life experience.  Candidates should have the ability to work well with others, including attorneys and other clerks and staff.  Candidates should be smart, inquisitive, hard-working, pleasant, and fun, and they should demonstrate excellent legal research and writing skills and be interested in learning about multiple areas of law. 

Summer Clerkship Salary and Benefits

Summer clerks are paid $30 per hour.  No other benefits are paid for hourly, part-time temporary employees.