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Caitlin L. Opperman


Caitlin advocates for the rights of workers seeking unpaid wages in class and collective actions across the country as a member of Nichols Kaster’s Wage & Hour litigation team.

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Prior to joining the firm, Caitlin clerked for the Honorable Eric C. Tostrud of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Honorable Matthew E. Johnson of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  During law school, Caitlin worked as a student attorney at the Neighborhood Justice Center, Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, and University of Minnesota Child Advocacy and Juvenile Justice Clinic.  She also served as a managing and research editor of the Minnesota Law Review, president of the Women’s Law Student Association, a research assistant in Professor Francis X. Shen’s Neurolaw Lab, and a student legal writing instructor.  Prior to law school, Caitlin worked as a psychometrist in a neurology clinic.

Admissions & Education

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court – District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court – District of Nebraska
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2018, cum laude
  • B.A., Macalester College, 2012, cum laude

Titles, Awards, & Memberships

  • Federal Bar Association
  • ABA-Bloomberg BNA Excellence in Health Law Award, 2018
  • Robina Public Interest Scholar
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice