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MSBA President 2024-25: Bio Bits

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Just the Facts: Bio Bits on Samuel Edmunds


Growing up

Raised in Bloomington, MN by John and Twila Edmunds; one sibling (Jessica), who is three years older; graduated from Bloomington Jefferson High School


Family

Married to Anna Edmunds, with five children ages 4-14: Palmer, Cary, Hadley, and twins Marelo and Rayhan


Education

Juris Doctorate, cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 2007

Master of Public Administration, Minnesota State University-Mankato, 2006

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Metropolitan State University, 2002


Professional career

Partner, Sieben Edmunds Miller PLLC, Eagan, MN, 2013-present

Adjunct faculty in public administration, Minnesota State University-Mankato, 2012-2013

Attorney, Campbell Knutson, PA, Eagan, MN, 2007-2013

Law Clerk, Campbell Knutson, PA, Eagan, MN, 2006-2007

Law Clerk, Osterbauer Law Firm, Minneapolis, MN, 2005-2006


Professional leadership roles & memberships 

Minnesota State Bar Association (selected)

President – 2024-2025; Officer since 2021

Board of Governors, 2012-2013, 2014-2020, and 2021-2025

Assembly member, since 2012

Chair, General Policy Committee, 2023-2024

Co-Chair, Greater Minnesota Working Group, 2023-2024

Chair, Elections and Appointments Committee, 2016-2019

Chair, Practice Management and Marketing Section, 2015-2016

Chair, New Lawyers Section, 2012-2013

Criminal Law Certification Board, since 2020

American Bar Association

House of Delegates, 2013-2023

Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education, 2022-2024

Standing Committee on Specialization, 2018-2021

YLD Senior Leadership Team, 2013-2014

Chair, YLD Conference Host Committee, 2012-2013


National Conference of Bar Presidents

Communications Committee, 2023-2024

Membership Committee, 2022-2023 


Minnesota Supreme Court

Board of Legal Certification, 2021-2024

Board of Continuing Legal Education, 2014-2020


Dakota County Bar Association

President, 2019-2020


Additional memberships

Federal Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

American Bar Foundation, life fellow

Hennepin County Bar Foundation, fellow

Minnesota State Bar Foundation, Board of Directors, 2019-2023

Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, since 2017

Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, since 2017

Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, since 2014

Douglas K. Amdahl American Inn of Court, since 2010


Certifications & Bar Admissions

State of Minnesota

State of Wisconsin

United States District Court, District of Minnesota

Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, MSBA


Honors

Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2023, 2024

North Star Lawyer, MSBA, 2022-2024

2022, 2023, 2024 Top Lawyers, Minnesota Monthly

Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2024 editions

Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018 and 2020

Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014-2020

Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer, 2010

AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubble

CALI Award for Excellence in Criminal Law, William Mitchell College of Law, 2006

Student Leader of the Year Award, Metropolitan State University, 2002

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