Chair, Stinson Leonard Street LLP


Lowell Stortz focuses his practice on estate planning and charitable gifts. Lowell has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers and serves on the board of trustees of The Minneapolis Foundation. Stinson Leonard views participation in LCLD as a key part of its diversity efforts. Other actions include firm-wide diversity seminars, pipeline and scholars programs, and minority recruiting and mentoring. The firm’s inclusiveness has been recognized by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum, the Human Rights Campaign, and CenturyLink.

Joined LCLD 2011

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program
Fellows nominated:
2016: Johnny S. Wang; 2015: Sharon Wei Ming Ng; 2014: Robin K. Carlson; 2013:  Jamie Boyer, Adine Momoh; 2012: Emmanuel N. Ayuk, Danielle Rawls

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2017: Jordan Bradford-Shivers, Benjamin Somogyi; 2016: Priya Sunkara; 2015: Roger Yang; 2014: Christopher Lewis, Ma Xiong; 2013: Zelda Elcin, Benjamin Passer, Keith Starr; 2012: Najmeh Mahmoudjafari

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2015 

Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)

Members: Lowell Stortz, Mark Hinderks

Diversity Professionals: Kari J. ThomasPatricia A. KonopkaH. Russell Frisby, Jr., Barbara Portwood

Communications: Patrick Thornton