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Vital expertise for what matters.

Marissa practices in many areas of civil litigation, focusing her legal expertise in medical malpractice defense and insurance defense. She represents health care providers including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and physicians in transactional, regulatory and credentialing matters. She is also involved in the insurance defense practice group in matters of products liability, vehicle accidents and insurance coverage.

Marissa received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in May 2013. She gained valuable legal experience through a District Court Externship with the Honorable Judge Janet N. Poston, Fourth Judicial District.

In her free time, Marissa enjoys traveling and volunteering with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.

Areas of Expertise


  • General Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Auto Insurance
  • Homeowners
  • Life Insurance


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Construction Litigation
  • Mediation & Arbitration

Medical Malpractice

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Dental Malpractice Defense
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Surgical Issues
  • Anesthesia Issues
  • Birth Injuries
  • OB/GYN Issues
  • Oncology Issues
  • Medication Issues
  • Prescription Issues
  • Emergency Room Issues
  • Nursing Issues
  • Professional Liability
  • Regulatory Counsel & Services
  • Medical Staff Issues & Services
  • Labor & Employment Services


  • Roger Durand, et al. v. Fairview Health Services, 230 F.Supp.3d 959 (D.Minn. 2017)

    Successful summary judgment motion dismissing ADA claim against hospital. Plaintiffs alleged hospital violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act and Minnesota law by failing to provide auxiliary aids for deaf parents during their son’s hospitalization. District Court held that parents received equal opportunity to access the hospital services provided to hearing visitors, and hospital did not discriminate.

  • King’s Cove Marina, LLC v. Zinniel Elec. Co., et al., Dakota County, No. 19AH-CV-14-2282

    Successful verdict at trial defending a construction defect claim concerning the installation of a new roof and solar panel system. Our client was also successful on our counter claim for breach of contract.