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demoya.gordon@FaegreBD.com2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 S. Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402-3901
T: +1 612 766 7551
F: +1 612 766 1600


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
J.D., California Law Review; Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law and Justice; Berkeley Journal of African American Law and Policy (2009)
Macalester College
B.A., magna cum laude, Kofi Annan Merit Scholarship, Sociology Faculty Award

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U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Demoya R. Gordon


Demoya Gordon is a member of the Faegre Baker Daniels litigation practice group.

Her experience includes work on cases involving medical device and drug litigation, food litigation, general products liability litigation, and agribusiness litigation.  Demoya has drafted pleadings, briefs, and other legal documents in several cases, taken numerous depositions, and argued dispositive motions. She has also researched and drafted legal memoranda analyzing substantive and procedural issues in several cases, including complex litigation and class action lawsuits.

In addition, Demoya's contributions have helped to attain favorable outcomes for clients, including:

  • Summary judgment briefing that led to the voluntary dismissal of a products liability suit brought against a major pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Summary judgment briefing that led to settlement of a products liability suit brought against a major pharmaceutical manufacturer
  • Rule 12 briefing that led to the dismissal of a personal injury claim against a religious organization

During law school, Demoya clerked with the National Center for Youth Law in Oakland, California as well as the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, California.

Pro Bono

  • Representation of state wards and foster care youth in child protection proceedings
  • Representation of detained individuals in deportation and removal proceedings
  • Tubman/Chrysalis Safety Project


  • Lawyers of Color — Midwest Region Hot List, 2013

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

Published Articles

  • Scientific Evidence Review: Admissibility and Use of Expert Evidence in the Courtroom
    Co-author, Expert Evidence in the Eighth Circuit, Chapter VIII, 2013
  • The Supreme Court's Personal Jurisdiction Reckoning
    Law360, 2011
  • Transgender Legal Advocacy: What Do Feminist Legal Theories Have to Offer?
    97 Cal. L. Rev. 1719, 2009
  • Hope for Mentally Ill Youth in Alameda County Juvenile Justice System
    Co-author, Youth Law News, Vol.XXIX, No.1, 2008