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Brittany Bakken

Senior Associate Attorney

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Brittany Bakken has been practicing immigration law since 2013.  Brittany has extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of immigration law and immigration-related federal litigation.  Before joining Feist Law & Advocacy, Brittany worked at a premiere immigration law firm guiding clients through complex immigration processes for more than seven years. Brittany takes great pride in helping her clients understand their complex legal processes and collaborating to achieve their immigration goals expeditiously.

Brittany has been named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2020-2021.  She has volunteered since 2014 with the Volunteer Lawyers Network to provide pro bono legal services at the Brooklyn Legal Clinic. She has been an author of the Minnesota CLE Immigration Practice Deskbook Deskbook since 2014. Brittany is a frequent speaker at CLEs in Minnesota and around the country.

Prior to working in immigration law, Brittany worked in higher education, supporting programs that were dedicated to expanding access to undergrad and graduate-level education for historically underserved populations, diverse socio-economic learners, and immigrant communities.

Brittany is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Brittany obtained her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota.  During law school, Brittany served as an articles editor for the Minnesota Law Review.  She was also a supervising student attorney in both the Civil Practice and Child Advocacy Clinics.  She obtained her B.A., magna cum laude, from Carleton College, where she majored in fine arts.  Brittany has dual Canadian and United States citizenship.  She and her husband live with their three young boys and two cats in St. Louis Park.

EDUCATION
  • Law School: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, May 2013.

  • College: Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota.

  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, June 2005.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

  • Super Lawyers: “Rising Star,” 2020-2022.

  • Minnesota Law Review, 2011-2013.

  • Honors in Practice and Professionalism.

  • Judge Donald D. Alsop Scholarship.

  • Dean’s Distinguished Scholarship.

  • Corporate Leadership Foundations Program Certificate.

  • Distinction in undergraduate major.

"Choosing a good immigration attorney is probably the most important step for anyone who needs to apply for a United States visa. My husband and I, with the help of our company manager, tried to get H-1B visas for two years. We were baffled by all the regulations and details that we needed to address. Our friends recommended Sandra Feist, since she handled their case with great success..."

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