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Aidan Zielske



Legal Specialist

Aidan takes a proactive and creative approach to her work, paying attention to the particular facts and nuances of each case. She has defended clients in multiple civil jury trials and mediations and briefed complex issues before several state and federal courts. She joined Haws-KM after serving as a clerk for the firm for two years, learning the intricacies of legal strategy and practice. Beyond litigation, she has a wide range of legal interests including in the areas of public health and counterterrorism.

More About Aidan

Aidan enjoys taking her passion for law and using it to solve real-world issues. During her time in law school, she was active in several organizations, including serving as President of the University of Minnesota Federal Bar Association and the Minnesota Justice Foundation’s “Street Law” program, in which she taught legal rights and responsibilities to incarcerated youth in Minnesota. She also gained valuable firsthand experience as a student attorney in the Robins Kaplan Civil Practice Clinic, representing low-income clients in civil court. She was also a member of the University of Minnesota’s National Moot Court Team and was awarded Best Oral Advocate in the region in 2020.

Member Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association


  • Minnesota Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2023


  • Co-author, Judicial Advocacy and Use of Amicus Curiae Briefs by the Litigation Center of the American Medical Association and State Medical Societies, 1995-2001 (May 2022 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine).
  • University of Minnesota Law School, Adjunct Professor, National Moot Court (2022-2023).

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Practice Areas

  • Aviation Litigation
  • Business and Transactional
  • Product Liability Defense
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation


  • State of Iowa
  • State of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, St. Olaf College, Political Science

Outside of the Office

Born and raised in St. Paul, Aidan grew up enjoying Minnesota’s lakes, bike trails, sports, and all its seasons (yes, even winters). When she isn’t in the office, Aidan enjoys reading non-fiction and studying new languages (ask her how many she speaks).