Rubric: An Established Tradition, Custom, or Rule

Rubric might not be what you’d call a “traditional” law firm. We hold some of our meetings on long runs training for a marathon. One of us is Santa Lawyer – on a motorcycle. We don’t pretend to speak Latin. Our office equipment includes a pizza oven. And, we’ll even admit when we don’t know an answer (and then go find it).

But, there is one tradition we hold to: Every lawyer should be dedicated to serving and seeking justice for the people who entrust their livelihoods and families to that lawyer’s skill, experience and judgment.

When you choose a law firm, you are picking the team to support you, encourage you and guide you. We formed Rubric Legal with the idea of serving clients in a better, simpler and more creative way. Everyone at our firm aspires to give life to that idea.

Rubric Legal Team


Chad A. Snyder: Chad is a founding partner of Rubric Legal. His practice covers commercial litigation, business advising, intellectual property and child-focused family law. Chad has been practicing law for more than 16 years. To learn more about Chad, visit his biography.

Michael H. Frasier: Mike is a founding partner of Rubric Legal. His practice centers on small business counsel, intellectual property and business litigation. Mike has been practicing law for more than 8 years. To learn more about Mike, read his profile.

Emily Robertson

Emily Robertson: Emily’s practice focuses solely on nonprofits and their legal matters, particularly the tax, corporate, and administrative law issues that are unique to the nonprofit sector. Emily has been practicing law since 2011, and merged her firm with Rubric in 2017. To learn more, read Emily’s bio.


Carolyn Chambers

Carolyn joined Rubric Legal in 2012 as a paralegal. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University, she earned her paralegal Certification from Villanova University. She has nearly 20 years of legal experience, including work in civil litigation, insurance law, business law, family law and copyright and trademark infringement.

“My job as a paralegal is to make things easier for both our lawyers and our clients, and I take great pride in it. It’s satisfying when we achieve a positive outcome for a client, and to know that I played some part in that outcome. A successful law practice requires a team effort, and I have been a proud member of the team here at Rubric since 2012.”

Laurel Luxenberg

Laurel is Rubric’s Administrative Ninja. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Seattle University, Laurel began working as a jack-of-all-trades (as writers often do) in Portland, Oregon. Eventually, Laurel found a mid-sized construction and corporate business law firm that offered her the opportunity to train to become a Paralegal. With that background Laurel brings to Rubric 5 years of legal experience, and 10 years of experience with just about everything else. Laurel lives in SW Minneapolis with her wife Rebecca, their daughter Adele, and two cats, Judith Butler and Rosi Braidotti.

Contact Our Minneapolis Business Law Firm

If you would like to learn more about our team or discuss a specific legal concern with one of our skilled attorneys, call us at 612-465-0074 or contact our team online today.