Mendakota Country Club


Mendakota Country Club
2075 Mendakota Drive, Mendota Heights, MN 55120

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May 07 2022


8:30 am - 11:00 am

May Breakfast Meeting

Speaker: James Dickey
Topic: Upper Midwest Law Center: Fighting for Liberty and the Rule of Law

James Dickey is the Senior Trial Counsel for the Upper Midwest Law Center. James has been UMLC’s lead litigation counsel since UMLC’s beginning and joined full-time as Senior Trial Counsel in July 2020. James has been practicing law for 10 years in a wide variety of subjects, but most recently his practice at UMLC has focused on Minnesotans’ constitutional and statutory rights against government abuse and discrimination.

Since joining UMLC, James has represented the firm and its clients in dozens of matters, including before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. James has represented UMLC’s clients in cases such as Spann v. Minneapolis City Council, UMLC’s case against the defunding of the Minneapolis police, Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison, seeking to uncover the details surrounding Attorney General Ellison’s renting out the AG office to a Bloomberg-funded climate-warrior advocacy group, and Northland Baptist Church v. Walz, where UMLC obtained a settlement that prohibits Governor Walz from discriminating against churches with his COVID-19 orders. Before joining UMLC, James practiced law at several Twin Cities litigation firms.

James is a 2012 graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, magna cum laude, and a 2007 graduate of Duke University. James was a scholarship golfer at Duke during his four years there, and he played professional golf before going to law school. James resides in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis with his wife, Brianna, and their daughter, Allison.

Some of our major cases you might have heard of are:

Spann v. Minneapolis City Council (case against police defunding)

Northland Baptist Church v. Walz (case against Walz COVID-19 shutdowns)

Energy Policy Advocates v. Ellison (case seeking information about Bloomberg lawyers in AG Ellison’s office)

Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Secretary of State (challenging Secretary of State’s absentee ballot processing rule)

Snell v. Walz (case against Walz mask mandate—still going!)

Gustilo v. Hennepin Healthcare System (case against wrongful demotion based on CRT in the medical profession)

Maki v. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (case against wrongful termination of police officer for religious beliefs re vaccine mandate)

Registration will open for this event on Sunday, April 10 and close on Tuesday, May 3 at 9:00 p.m.