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Kristina H. Kaluza Senior Attorney

Areas of Practice

Industries

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2010
  • Illinois, 2009

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Education

The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with Distinction

  • Journal of Transnational Law & Contemporary Problems, Note and Comment Editor
  • Boyd Service Award (Highest Honors)

Colgate University, B.A., magna cum laude

Kristina Kaluza is a senior attorney in the Business Litigation Group in the Minneapolis office of Dykema. Ms. Kaluza has represented companies and individuals in state and federal courts and focuses her practice on general commercial litigation, employment law, and financial services litigation. Ms. Kaluza also dedicates a significant portion of her time to pro bono efforts.

Ms. Kaluza’s commercial and business litigation experience includes contract claims, fraud claims, negligence claims, and products-liability claims.

In the area of financial services, Ms. Kaluza represents lenders and mortgage servicers in a broad range of disputes arising under state and federal law, including contested foreclosures, FDCPA, and FCRA disputes.

Prior to joining Dykema, Ms. Kaluza was an associate at McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago. While in law school, she served as a judicial intern for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County, Illinois. Before law school, she was a litigation paralegal at Covington and Burling in Washington, D.C.

Experience

  • Represented employers in claims regarding violations of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements
  • Represented employers in claims involving violations of fiduciary duties and misappropriation of trade secrets
  • Represent employer in claims involving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Represented employee in appeal before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals regarding national origin discrimination claim
  • Represented online travel companies in national tax litigation pending in state and federal courts throughout the country
  • Represented meat manufacturer in breach of contract action resulting in a multimillion dollar award and favorable judgment at trial and on appeal

Memberships & Involvement

Minnesota State Bar Association, Member

Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member

Community/Civic Activities

Tubman Organization Safety Project; pro bono legal work

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota; pro bono legal work