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Grace I. Chanin


Grace is a member of Nichols Kaster’s ERISA litigation team where she represents employees whose retirement accounts have been shortchanged due to excessive fees, imprudent investments, employer self-dealing, and general mismanagement.

Grace’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.

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Prior to joining the firm, Grace clerked for Judge Connolly, Judge Larkin, and Judge Bjorkman at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  She graduated magna cum laude from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law and received three separate CALI awards for her work as the top-performing student in a class.  During law school, she was a member of the Mitchell Hamline law review, worked as a law clerk for a Minneapolis business law firm, and received the Law School Public Service Award for her work as a pro bono law clerk at a top Minneapolis law firm.   

Admissions & Education

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • J.D., Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 2018, magna cum laude
  • B.A., Minnesota State University, 2012, magna cum laude

Titles, Awards, & Memberships

  • American Bar Association Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association Member
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Member