Areas of Practice
Grinnell College, B.A. 2002
University of Minnesota, J.D. 2008
João C.J.G. de Medeiros
Assistant Shawna Schmidt
Assistant Phone 612-746-0168
João Medeiros is an associate with Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A., practicing in the areas of insurance coverage litigation, appellate and professional liability and ethics. João takes a methodical, focused approach to legal problems. He pulls apart the facts and the law to examine their component parts before reassembling them in service of his clients. João will advance the strongest arguments available to his clients. At the same time, he believes that candid advice is more valuable than false comfort. João recently joined the firm after clerkships with the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota District Court and an internship in the trial chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, in the Hague, Netherlands. He was a member of the Minnesota Law Review, which published his student note. João graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School magna cum laude in 2008, and received his B.A. in 2002 from Grinnell College. He is a dual citizen of Brazil and the United States and is fluent in Portuguese.
Honors & Awards
Super Lawyers Rising Star (2019)
Upper Midwest Human Rights Fellowship (2008)
Leonard, Street & Deinard Award for Excellence in Writing (2008)
Professional Associations & Memberships
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Published Works / Presentations
How The Presumption Against Extraterritoriality Has Created a Gap in Environmental Protection at the 49th Parallel, 92 MINN. L. REV. 529 (2007).