Thomas B. Heffelfinger

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Thomas B. Heffelfinger (born 1948) is a distinguished attorney and public servant with over 40 years of experience. He has served as the United States Attorney for Minnesota on two separate occasions, from 1991 to 1993 and from 2001 to 2006. He has also served as an assistant U.S. Attorney and an assistant Hennepin County Attorney.

Heffelfinger has focused on white-collar crime, violent crime, and issues facing Indigenous communities throughout his career. He is a nationally recognized expert in Indigenous law and has been instrumental in developing and implementing policies to improve public safety in Indian Country.

Heffelfinger is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Minnesota Law School. He is also a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.

In addition to his legal work, Heffelfinger is also a strong advocate for social justice. He has served on the boards of directors of several nonprofit organizations, including the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center and the Minneapolis Urban League.

Heffelfinger is a highly respected legal community member known for his integrity, intelligence, and commitment to justice. He is a role model for young lawyers and an inspiration to all who know him.

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