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Kristen G. Marttila



Kristen Marttila practices primarily in the areas of antitrust, environmental and land use, business law, and health care law. She frequently serves as local counsel in a wide variety of matters, including intellectual property, consumer, and complex ERISA cases. Before joining the firm, Ms. Marttila was a litigation associate at Faegre & Benson, LLP, where she concentrated on administrative litigation and regulatory and environmental law. She clerked for the Honorable Patrick J. Schiltz in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.


Ms. Marttila is a three-time graduate of the University of Iowa. In 2005, she graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with high distinction and was a member of the Order of the Coif. She was also awarded the Boyd Service Medallion for her public interest work. In law school, she was a symposium editor for the Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems and competed in the Jessup International Moot Court. She also earned her M.S. in urban and regional planning, with an emphasis in land-use and environmental planning, and a B.A. in English.

Representative Cases

  • Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2090 (D. Minn.)
  • Precision Associates, Inc., et al. v. Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd., et al. (E.D.N.Y.) (recovered more than $135 million to date)
  • In re Potash Antitrust Litigation (II) (N.D. Ill.) (recovered $90 million)
  • In re Wholesale Grocery Products Antitrust Litigation, MDL No. 2090 (D. Minn.)
  • Illlinois Farmers v. Mobile Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. et al., No. 13-CV-02820 (PJS/TNL) (D. Minn.) (won complete dismissal of 14-count complaint)
  • Auto Club Insurance Association v. Healthy Living Chiropractic Clinic, PC et al., No. 27-CV-11-614 (Henn. County)
  • State Farm v. Mobile Diagnostic Imaging, Inc. et al., No. 12-CV-1056 (DSD/JJG) (D. Minn.) (secured full summary judgment in favor of client)


  • Co-presented "Understanding Service of Process: Get it Right the First Time" with Minnesota CLE, May 9, 2014.

Pro Bono

  • Wilderness Watch v. Halter, No. 15-CV-03734 (PJS/LIB) (D. Minn.)
  • Izaak Walton League of America, Inc. et al. v. Tidwell et al., Case No. 06-CV-3357 (JRT/LIB) (D. Minn.), 516 F. Supp. 2d 975 (D. Minn. 2007), 516 F. Supp. 2d 982 (D. Minn. 2007), and 558 F.3d 751 (8th Cir. 2009)
  • State by Duluth Preservation Alliance v. St. Louis County et al., No. 69DU-CV-091252 (St. Louis Cty. 2009)
  • St. Croix Scenic Coalition v. City of St. Croix Falls et al., No. 05-CV-576 (Polk Cty. (WI) 2005)


Professional Associations

  • Appointed to the Federal Practice Committee of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (January 2015 – present); Chair of the Federal Rules Subcommittee
  • Appointed to the Merit Selection Panel for the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (2016)
  • American Bar Association, Antitrust Section (member of the Young Lawyer Advisory Panel to the Civil Practice & Procedure Committee, March 2016 – present)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association (Member, Antitrust Section; Co-Chair, Human Rights Committee 2007-2008)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • William McGee Civil Rights Moot Court Judge

Professional Recognition

  • Named a Minnesota Rising Star for 2015 & 2016 by Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business.
  • Named a North Star Lawyer for 2014 in recognition of pro bono work.
  • Sierra Club North Star Achievement Award in recognition of service as Chapter Legal Chair (2007).


  • University of Iowa College of Law, 2005, with high distinction, Order of the Coif

Bar Admissions

  • 2005, Minnesota

Court Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court