Trisha Volpe Associate
Trisha represents clients a wide range of industries. She has represented clients in mass tort litigation, insurance recovery, contract disputes, and Freedom of Information Act and state data practices issues. Trisha also has experience in the areas of defamation and First Amendment law.
Trisha's practice focuses on providing strategic communications counsel and training, helping clients navigate through complex communications issues related to litigation, developing case-specific legal communications strategies for all stages of the litigation, from developing themes to preparing witnesses and designing tools to deliver themes and messages at trial effectively. She is an attorney and communications professional who understands the power of strategic communication and visual storytelling in high stakes litigation.
As a journalist, Trisha has worked in newsrooms in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to joining Barnes & Thornburg, she was a reporter for KARE-TV, the NBC affiliate in Minneapolis-St. Paul, where she led a unique strategic partnership with Minnesota Public Radio. Trisha specialized in investigative reporting, enterprise reporting and in-depth storytelling involving complex and important issues affecting the community. While a reporter, she covered many high-profile criminal and civil cases and provided depth and perspective to legal issues in the news.
Trisha has presented to local and national audiences on media issues and the law and effective communications strategies. She was an adjunct faculty member for the Expert Witness Training Academy at William Mitchell College of Law. She helped launch a media resource list for attorneys and often teaches continuing legal education classes to attorneys on issues where the media, effective communications and the law intersect. While in law school, Trisha wrote an unpublished guide for reporters covering Minnesota courts and legal issues.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, William Mitchell College of Law Alumni Board
Member, Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) and the MWL Equity Committee
Member, Ramsey County Bar Association
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences