The Rubric Legal LLC Team
Rubric: An Established Tradition, Custom, or Rule
Rubric might not be what you would call a “traditional” law firm.
We hold some of our meetings on long runs as we train for an upcoming 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 hold out hope for a pinball machine). We will even admit when we don’t know an answer (and then we will go find it).
That said, there is still one tradition we hold to — Every lawyer should be committed to seeking justice for the people who entrust their livelihoods and loved ones 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 to serve clients in a better, simpler, and more creative way. Everyone at our firm aspires to give life to that idea and build it into our own tradition.
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Chad A. Snyder
Chad is a founding partner of Rubric Legal. His represents clients in business disputes (over issues like contracts, trade secrets and fraud), copyright and trademark enforcement, insurance coverage, and child-focused family law. Chad has been practicing law for more than 20 years. Visit Chad’s biography.1 of 4 Emmett
Emmett’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. Emmett has been practicing law since 2011, and merged with Rubric in 2017. To learn more, read Emmett’s bio.2 of 4 Jennie
Jennie A. Clarke
Jennie is a business advisor for a wide range of industries. 30 years of experience makes her a trusted partner for all things business. Innate curiosity and an artistic bent make her a creative problem solver. Read Jennie’s bio.3 of 4 Michael
Michael H. Frasier
Mike is a founding partner of Rubric Legal. His practice centers on business and intellectual property litigation and advising small businesses. Mike has been practicing law for more than 12 years. To learn more about Mike, read his profile.4 of 4
Shannon is new to the Rubric Legal LLC party being newly hired in January 2020. Prior to working at Rubric Shannon has run the gamut of customer service and administrative assistant jobs. She has worked for one of the largest PR firms in the country as well as a small women-owned business that provides background checks for landlords. And while some may say that a bachelor’s degree in music performance, from Augsburg College, may not prepare a person for such work, Shannon firmly believes that her training in listening, attention to detail, and literally playing well with others is the perfect background for such work.
Shannon occupies her non-working hours with dancing, sewing, knitting, and Bollywood movies – not necessarily in that order. She currently is a student of Middle Eastern Dance studying at the Cassandra School of Dance and volunteers as a stage manager for the Jawaahir Dance Company’s productions. She recently began learning Flamenco as well. Prior to that were years and years of dancing, teaching, and playing music for English Folk Dancing in various styles. She loves to sew and knit and currently is sewing her way through a vast fabric hoard.
Laurel Luxenberg (she/her)
Laurel joined Rubric Legal as a paralegal in 2016. 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 design 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 daughters Adele and Sula, and cat Rosi Braidotti.