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Our Team.

Many attorneys have deep convictions about justice and the freedom that the true rule of law can bring. But Sarah and Susanne Gad are among few attorneys who are recognized for devoting their careers to the cause of justice. After years of successful, independent practice, the Gad sisters have joined forces to continue their crusade for justice by building a practice based on core belief that every client is entitled to the best possible legal representation—regardless of whether they can afford it.

Victories

Sarah R. Gad

Founding Partner

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Education:  University of Chicago Law School 

Bar Admissions: 

  • Minnesota

Specialty areas: 

  • Criminal defense

  • Civil Rights

Sarah Gad is known nationally for her commitment to fighting for justice—and seeing justice prevail—in courtrooms across the country. Dubbed "The Acquitter" by her colleagues, Sarah has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate who will stop at nothing when it comes to defending her clients. Before relocating to Minnesota, Sarah worked for celebrity attorney Kathleen Zellner in Chicago. She played a pivotal role in several high-profile cases, including Mario Casciaro's exoneration and Steven Avery's appeal from the Netflix series Making a Murderer.

 

In 2019. Sarah defended Lil Durk's brother DThang in a drug-related matter and got the entire case dismissed. That same year, Sarah received the University of Chicago Humanitarian Award for her nonprofit and pro bono legal work in Chicago's South Side. Sarah earned her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School—the third best school in the nation—where she became the school's first formerly incarcerated graduate. 

 

That's right—Sarah was incarcerated herself years ago. After being injured in a car crash, Sarah became addicted to the prescription opioids she was prescribed. After being thrown in jail for her addiction and witnessing first-hand the horrors that our legal system inflicts on the lives of others, Sarah decided to fight back against our broken system. Sarah now proudly fights for her clients in the same courtrooms where she stood handcuffed and shackled years ago, and defends them against the same prosecutors who tried to send her to prison—and she consistently prevails.

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Susanne Gad

Partner

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Susanne is a renowned advocate for vulnerable and marginalized groups. After a successful, decade-long career as an attorney for the United Nations, Susanne decided to join forces with her sister Sarah and crusade for justice. Susanne is among the most sought-after immigration advocates in the country due to her exceptional track record of success when it comes to asylum status, identifying paths to citizenship, and appealing cases lost by other immigration and human rights attorneys.  In fact, a large number of Susanne's immigration clients turned to her in order to fix mistakes caused by their previous immigration attorneys. Through her tireless advocacy and indefatigable work ethic, Susanne has compiled a long list of victories and earned the respect of immigration attorneys and adjudicators alike. Many of her former clients remain in touch with her years after the conclusion of their legal matters. 

Education:

  • University of Minnesota Law School

Bar Admissions: 

  • Minnesota

  • New York

Speciality Areas: 

  • Immigration

  • Asylum Law

  • Civil Rights

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