Criminal Trial / Defense

Civil Trial / Litigation


Cornell Law School
May 2001

Dartmouth College
B.A., Magna Cum Laude
May 1997
Government major
Music minor

Honors & Awards

Judo Champion
State of Texas

Alumni Achievement Award
Cornell Law School

Board of Editors
Cornell International Law Journal

Public Interest Law Union

Vice President
Environmental Law Society

Board Member
Moot Court

Award for Academic Excellence
Stacy Coverdale Memorial

Cali Awards for highest class grades
American Indian Law and Judicial Externship

Law Licenses & Court Admissions

Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court of Texas

First Circuit
United States Court of Appeals

Boston, MA

Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals

Richmond, VA

Fifth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals

New Orleans, LA

Seventh Circuit
United States Court of Appeals

Chicago, IL

Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals

San Francisco, CA

United States Tax Court
Washington, D.C.

United States District Court
Southern District of Texas

United States District Court
Northern District of Texas

United States District Court
Western District of Texas

United States District Court
Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court
District of Colorado

Ho-Chunk Nation Trial and Supreme Courts, law student license




Rain Levy Minns

Rain MinnsAbout Rain

Rain’s 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, which focused on nursing home death cases.  She 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 has also worked at two large firms, Bickel & Brewer and Holland & Knight, LLC.  During her time there, she focused on bet-the-company litigation for Fortune 500 companies, where any bad outcome could have destroyed the client companies.  She also gained commercial litigation experience from working for the United States Trade Representative, General Counsel’s Office and as a commercial real estate appraiser at Joseph J. Blake & Associates. 

At all of her legal jobs, whether directly or in a preventative manner, Rain dealt with white collar criminal defense issues. To date, Rain has tried numerous cases, but has rarely lost a trial.

Rain lives in Austin, Texas with her three normally well-behaved children (Aria, Solomon, and Zoe), and Rottweiler (Delphina). Currently, Rain and Solomon are developing skills together—studying classical guitar and slaughtering pigs in the Angry Birds game.

Court Clerkships/Externships/Internships


Past Employment

Case Histories

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