Attorneys at Law





  • Presenter—“Dreaming My Way into the Next Stage of Life.”—(Platinum Group’s Transition Forum Monthly Meeting—March 14, 2017).
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter—“Non-Compete and No-Solicitation Agreements in Various Business Contexts”—(Mitchell Hamline School of Law—November 11, 2016).
  • Continuing Legal Education Presenter—“Navigating Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements”—(Minnesota State Bar Association—Corporate Counsel Section –May 29, 2014).
  • Co-Continuing Legal Education Presenter—“Remedies: Views from a Lawyer and a Financial Expert”—(William Mitchell College of Law—October 28, 2011).
  • Co-Continuing Legal Education Presenter—“TROs and Injunctions: A Practical Guide to Bringing and Defending Them in MN State and Federal Court”—(Ramsey County Bar Association—May 11, 2011).
  • Discussion Host—“Time and Crisis Management”—(William Mitchell College of Law—“Solo/Small Firm Lunch”—November 11, 2010).
  • Co-Continuing Legal Education Presenter—“Taking Charge of the Business Crisis”—(MCLE Webcasts in October 2007, May 2008 and October 2009).
  • Chapter Author—“Equitable Relief: Protecting a Business’s Intellectual Property”— (“Aspatore Thought Leadership: Intellectual Property”—Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year”—(Aspatore Books-a Thomson Reuters business—2010)).
  • Chapter Author—“Trade Secrets and Confidential Information: Protection and Management in 2008”—(“Aspatore Thought Leadership: Intellectual Property Law 2008: Top Lawyers on Trends and Key Strategies for the Upcoming Year”—(Aspatore Books-a Thomson Reuters business–2008)).
  • Chapter Author—“Urgent Non-Compete Agreement Matters”—(“Inside the Minds: The Best Practices of Leading IP Lawyers”—(Aspatore Books-a Thomson Reuters business—2007)).
  • Presenter—“Bow Ties and Confidential Information”—(Twin Cities Entrepreneurs—August 2007). 


  • Former Trustee of William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN (1994-2003).
  • Life Trustee of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon.
  • Current Member of the St. Paul Academy & Summit School Alumni/ae Council, St. Paul MN.
  • Current Board Member of Loan Repayment Assistance Program of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Current Member of the Governing Members of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul, MN.
  • Current Member of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Owners Roundtable, St. Paul, MN.


  • Participant—Presidential Summit—“Innovation in the Law”—Minnesota State Bar Association— (December 8, 2017).
  • Former Member Focus2016—Minnesota State Bar Association—2014 to 2015.
  • Liaison—ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division to ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty—Fall 2013 to Present.
  • Co-Chapter Author—“Financial Institution Litigation”—(American Bar Association’s Business Law Section’s “Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation”—(2006 to 2012)).
  • Editorial Board Member—“Business Law Today”—(American Bar Association’s Business Law Section’s magazine — (1998-2004)).
  • Executive Summary Author—“Lawyers Working to End Homelessness”—(American Bar Association’s Commission on Homelessness and Poverty- (2006)).
  • Contributor—“America’s Children Still At-Risk”—(American Bar Association’s Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children—(August 2001)).
  • Co-Forward Author—“NIMBY: A Primer for Lawyers and Advocates”—ABA Steering Committee on the Unmet Legal Needs of Children – (November 1999).


  • Adjunct Professor—MBA 535—Legal Environments for Managers (Blended Learning)—Concordia University—Saint Paul—College of Business and Organizational Leadership (October 30, 2012—December 18, 2012; October 29, 2013 to December 17, 2013).
  • Mentor—University of St. Thomas School of Law Mentor Externship Program (2012-2013; 2013-Current).
  • Mentor—William Mitchell College of Law-Hachey Ambassador Mentor Program (2013-2015)
  • Former co-adjunct clinical professor in the William Mitchell Law Clinic (“Business Law Clinic”) (St. Paul, MN)—(Fall 2006 –Spring 2010).
  • Participant at William Mitchell Business Law Society Event: “Tips and Tricks for Future Business Lawyers” (William Mitchell College of Law—March 17, 2014).
  • Participant on “Life After William Mitchell Panel”—part of “Meet Mitchell” (William Mitchell College of Law—April 19, 2013).
  • Mock oral argument practice judge for Hamline University, School of Law, law student teams participating in the “Giles Rich Sutherland Intellectual Property Law Competition”—(Multiple years, including 2010 and 2011).
  • Speaker on the topic of networking to members of the University of St. Thomas, School of Law’s Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Chapter—(November 2009).


  • Named a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.
  • Named a Fellow of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers’ Division.
  • Multiple year recipient of AV® Preeminent ™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.
  • Named a “Super Lawyer”—Minnesota Law & Politics and Thomson Reuters (2001, 2003-2006, and 2011-2017).
  • Recognized as a “North Star Lawyer” for 2015—Minnesota State Bar Association.
  • Named America’s Most Honored Professionals—Top 1%—American Registry 2016.
  • “One of the top 1% most endorsed United States for Commercial Litigation” in LinkedIn (February 8, 2013).
  • Awarded Mark D. Wisser Award—Honoring Alumni Collegiality—William Mitchell College of Law (2014).
  • Co-Accepter on behalf of the Minnesota Chapter of the Lewis & Clark College Alumni Association of the Lewis & Clark College Pioneer Alumni Leadership Award (2010).
  • Awarded the Donald G. Balmer Citation—Lewis & Clark College (2005).
  • Oberman Thompson (presumably due to Jamie Forman) recognized in the “Networking Hot Spots” portion of the Town & Country Club section in the piece entitled: “Members Only: A guide to the Twin Cities’ private country clubs—with all the juicy details you won’t find in a brochure”—page 96 of Artful Living, Summer 2013 (article by Alyssa Ford).
  • Recipient of an Alley Garden Award—Macalester-Groveland Community Council (2012, also Certificate of Appreciation; 2014).
  • Awarded, along with the other members of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s Katrina Relief Fund Task Force, the David Graven Public Service Award (2006).
  • Selected a panelist in an article with four other Twin Cities lawyers on the topic entitled: “In the Boardroom: A roundtable discussion on some of the top issues and trends facing the legal profession today”—(William Mitchell College of Law Magazine—Fall 2008—article by Phil Bolsta).
  • Highlighted in the article entitled: “Forman Advocates for Children”—(Lewis & Clark College Chronicle, Vol.11, No. 2 (Winter/Spring 2002)).
  • Highlighted in the article entitled: “Champions of the Children”—(The Magazine of St. Paul Academy and Summit School (Summer 2001)).
  • Named one of the “100 Who Made a Difference”—William Mitchell College of Law (2001).
  • Highlighted in the article entitled: “Attorneys with a Heart”—(Minnesota Lawyer (February 20, 1998)).