Awards and Recognition

Zelle Hofmann and its attorneys and staff are honored to have received the following awards:

For the fifth consecutive year, The Legal 500, the world’s largest legal referral guide, ranked Zelle Hofmann as one of the top plaintiffs’ antitrust/class action firms in the United States.


Zelle Hofmann was recognized as a Leading Firm for Litigation in Benchmark Plaintiff’s 2013 edition of The Definitive Guide to America’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys.

Five Zelle Hofmann litigation practice areas were among the select group chosen for a national ranking: General Commercial, Securities, Antitrust, Intellectual Property and Class Action.  In addition, seven of the firm's attorneys were lauded as "Local Litigation Stars."


Corporate INTL Magazine recognized Zelle Hofmann with seven Legal Awards for 2010. The Awards recognize firms that have shown excellence in expertise and in service.

The Best Lawyers in America®, in partnership with U.S. News & World Report, has recognized Zelle Hofmann attorneys as "Best Lawyers." The firm has also been named a "Best Law Firm" for in the area of Litigation - Antitrust for the San Francisco metropolitan ranking.


Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) has selected Zelle Hofmann to receive the 2011 MWL Leadership Award for the firm’s Zealous Women website. The Award was established by MWL to recognize legal employers throughout Minnesota that strive to enhance the status, influence and effectiveness of women lawyers.

Zelle Hofmann attorneys have been named "Up and Coming Attorneys" by Minnesota Lawyer magazine for 2009, 2010 and 2013.  The Up & Coming Attorney award honors attorneys who have distinguished themselves during their first 10 years of practice.

Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters, has recognized Zelle Hofmann attorneys as "Super Lawyers" and "Rising Stars" in Minnesota, New England, Northern California, and Texas.


Zelle Hofmann was awarded Hennepin County’s Silver Wellness by Design Award for excellent efforts in promoting workplace wellness. Zelle Hofmann is the only law firm to receive this award for 2010.