Chris Messerly

Title:  Partner

Company:  Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi

Location:  Minneapolis, MN United States 


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Named a Lawyer of the Year, The Best Lawyers in America (2018)
  • Listed in The Top 100 Verdicts of 2017, The National Law Journal
  • Named to the Circle of Excellence, Minnesota Lawyer (2017)
  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer (2000, 2008, 2017)
  • Named a Top Rated Lawyer in Mass Torts, American Lawyer Media (2013)
  • Listee, The Best Lawyers in America (2012-2019)
  • Named Litigator of the Week, The AmLaw Litigation Daily (August 26, 2010)
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Award, National Law Journal (2010)
  • First Recipient, Chris Messerly Community Service Award, Magnuson Chapter, National Legal Fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta (2010)
  • Recipient, Arthur von Briesen Award, National Legal Aid & Defender Association (2010)
  • Pro Bono Firm of 2010, Law360 (2010)
  • Everyday Hero Award, Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota (2008)
  • Named a Minnesota Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers (2000-2018)
  • Named a Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers (2003-2004, 2007, 2010-2018)
  • Professional Excellence Award, Minnesota State Bar Association (2009)
  • Named a Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation (2011-2017, 2019)
  • Recipient, Pro Bono Award, American Association for Justice (2009)
  • Excellence Award, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (1998-1999)
  • Member of the Year, Minnesota Association for Justice (2000-2001, 2008-2009)
  • Recognized as One of One Hundred and Fifty Lives That Make a Difference, Hamline University Press (2005)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Hamline University School of Law (2000)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Law, Marquis Who’s Who (1992-1993, 2000-2001)


  • JD, Cum Laude, Hamline University, St. Paul
  • BA, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  • Graduate, Skip Barber Racing and Driving Schools

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