Jacklyn R. Vasquez





Assistant: Dawn Solfield



Jacklyn Vasquez is an attorney in Messerli Kramer’s Business Litigation group, where she focuses on an array of commercial disputes. With an extensive background in oral advocacy, writing, and legal research, Jacklyn is known in the community for helping businesses prevail by being a fierce, yet strategic, advocate. She prides herself on approaching cases with an outcome-based mindset that taps into her depth of experience in the court system.

Prior to joining private practice, Jacklyn Vasquez enjoyed a distinguished tenure in the inner workings of the courtroom. She served two federal judicial externships – one with the Honorable Susan Richard-Nelson in Minnesota and the other with the Honorable Terry J. Hatter out of California. Most recently, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Karen A. Janisch in Hennepin County.

At Messerli Kramer, Jacklyn Vasquez focuses her practice on commercial litigation, contract disputes, shareholder conflicts, discrimination claims, and a variety of other business-related lawsuits and lawsuit mitigation strategies.

  • Professor Lea VanderVelde, Editor, The COVID Pandemic’s Impact on Work Law, & Jacklyn R. Vasquez, Contributing Author, Essential Workers: The Unsung Heroes of the Pandemic, 61–65. The University of Iowa College of Law. (White Paper, Spring 2021).
  • George M. Dery III & Jacklyn R. Vasquez, Why Should an “Innocent Citizen” Shoulder the Burden of an Officer’s Mistake of Law? Detain First and Learn the Law Later, 20 BERKELEY. J. CRIM. L. 301 (2015).
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