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Autumn C. Gear Recognized as an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer

September 17, 2021 Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS – Barnes & Thornburg is proud to announce that associate Autumn C. Gear has been recognized as an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. Minnesota Lawyer annually recognizes attorneys who are off to a fast start in the first decade of their legal careers.

Gear was recognized for her work on behalf of clients and on pro bono matters, along with her commitment to the local legal community. Her practice focuses on civil litigation matters for clients from a range of industries. 

Active in the community, Gear provides pro bono legal advice to low-income tenants through the Volunteer Lawyers Network and chairs the organization’s Governance Committee as a member of its board of directors.  She has also argued a case in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals in partnership with the Indian Child Welfare Act Law Center. 

Gear is a member of several legal associations, including Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) and the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, and is part of the Emerging Leaders Group with Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. She currently serves on MWL’s Signature Events Committee, where she played a key role in relaunching MWL’s Leadership Institute and serves as co-chair of MWL’s Legal Athletes Affinity Group.  

She and the other honorees were recognized at the 2021 Up & Coming & Unsung Heroes Awards event on Sept. 17 in Minneapolis. 

With more than 700 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from offices in Atlanta, Boston, California, Chicago, Delaware, Indiana, Michigan, Minneapolis, New York, Ohio, Raleigh, Salt Lake City, Texas and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit us online at www.btlaw.com or on Twitter @BTLawNews.



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