Makenzie L. Krause
Makenzie L. Krause is an employment litigator at Schaefer Halleen, LLC who is passionate about fighting for and defending the rights of the disenfranchised. During law school, she clerked with Schaefer Halleen and discovered that this firm was a place where she could help those in need and advocate for individuals whose rights have been violated. She found she could take pride in the work and develop skills with some of the most diligent litigators in the state while also achieving beneficial results for clients.
Makenzie developed her passion for advocating justice during law school where she served as a student director of the University of Minnesota Insurance Law Clinic. As a student director, she helped individuals undergoing various insurance disputes to receive benefits that they were owed under their policies. In one case, Makenzie helped negotiate a settlement for a $114,000 medical bill which an insurer initially refused to pay. By working to negotiate the settlement, she helped her client avoid bankruptcy and held the insurance company accountable for the harm it caused her client by denying the client what she was owed.
Prior to law school, Makenzie worked for her hometown of Delano, Minnesota as an assistant to the City Administrator and City Council, where she assisted in local government activities and contributed to various small and large scale city projects. She also served as a volunteer advocate for the Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center, where she worked with survivors of sexual assault and helped them begin their roads to recovery and also seek justice against their perpetrators.
- Juris Doctorate Degree, University of Minnesota Law School, 2020
- Bachelor of Art’s Degree in English, summa cum laude, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University, 2016
- Minnesota, 2020
- Delving through a variety of world literature
- Running around Minneapolis
- Watching indie films