Rain Minns' litigation experience ranges from international arbitration in Hong Kong to Native American courts to jury trials in the United States.
After law school, Rain clerked for Chief Judge George P. Kazen in the Southern District of Texas. She then became an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas, where she was recognized for her outstanding work. Rain first-chaired and obtained favorable trial and appellate verdicts in all of her cases, including the highest arbitration award in the history of her division.
Rain then spent a few years at a large law firm working on bet-the-company litigation, where any bad outcome could have destroyed the companies.
Rain graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she won the award for outstanding academic achievement for a Native American. She received her Juris Doctorate from Cornell University Law School in 2001, where she won academic awards and was President of the Public Interest Law Union. Rain also practiced law for the Ho-Chunk Nation's Department of Justice before the Ho-Chunk Trial and Supreme Courts. Rain was also an extern to Judge Thomas McAvoy in the Northern District of New York.
Her other relevant experience includes interning at the United States Trade Department on international taxation issues and for the D.C. Federal Circuit.
Rain Minns lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband (David), three children (Aria, Solomon, and Zoe), and Rottweiler (Tiger Lily). She is also a former Texas State Judo Champion.