Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Emily A. Babcock authored an article for the LGBT Litigator, the American Bar Association’s LGBT section’s national news forum. Ms. Babcock’s article, entitled, “Lawyers United: The Marriage Amendment in Minnesota,” analyzed the role that lawyers played in the debate surrounding Minnesota’s proposed state constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one woman and one man. The article also provides historical context and an overview of the attorneys supporting and opposing the marriage amendment. Ms. Babcock’s article is available here.
UPDATE: The marriage amendment was defeated by Minnesota voters on November 6, 2012.
Emily A. Babcock joined Blackwell Burke P.A. as an associate in 2012. Ms. Babcock is a summa cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, where she served on the William Mitchell Law Review. Before joining the firm, she clerked for the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks and the Honorable Kevin G. Ross, of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Her practice is focused on complex litigation and class action defense. She is an editor and frequent commentator for the LGBT Litigator.
Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies. The firm has extensive experience in class action defense, commercial litigation, food industry defense, labor and employment, and products liability. The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as several foreign countries.