Joanna Salmen



Joanna Salmen is a partner in Foley Mansfield’s Minneapolis office, focusing her practice in the areas of asbestos defense, complex commercial litigation and professional liability defense.  Prior to joining Foley Mansfield, she worked as a judicial clerk at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Joanna received her J.D. in 2010 from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where she was the recipient of the 2009-2010 Mission Award for Scholarly Engagement and Societal Reform, and was a member of the Sports Law Society, Environmental Law Society, Intellectual Property Law Society and Women Law Student Association.

Joanna received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 2006. While an undergrad, she was an editor and writer for The Badger Herald, a feature writer for On Wisconsin magazine, and an intern at IMG in the Tennis Division. Before attending law school, she worked as the Director of Public Relations for a commercial real estate and development firm in Chicago.


Minnesota Rising Star® - 2018-2022


And the Defense Wins - A.W. Kuettel & Sons Win, DRI The Voice. Read the article.
The Increasing Importance of National Coordinating Counsel, Minnesota Defense Magazine, Fall, 2015. Read the article.
Evaluation of Gang Databases in Minnesota & Recommendations for Change - Co-Author. 19 INFO. & COMM. TECH. L., 223

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  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, North Dakota
  • The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability Defense
  • Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
  •  Product Liability
  • Cannabis
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law, 2010, JD; University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2006, BA, Journalism
  • Hennepin County Bar Association;
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association - Products Liability Committee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association - New Lawyers Section, Committee Chair
  • The Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

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