Minnesota Chapter

 

PRESIDENT
HAO NGUYEN

Assistant Director, Trial Division

Ramsey County Attorney, MN

 

Hao Q. Nguyen, came to this country as a refugee from Vietnam at the age of nine. He grew up in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Hao was raised alongside his two older brothers by a single mother. After graduating from high school he attend Saint Cloud State University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Public Relations and Criminal Justice. Hao went on to become a police officer and sheriff’s deputy working in the patrol division. Having gained experience of the criminal justice system from firsthand experience as an officer, he sought to further his understanding of the criminal justice system beyond that of the patrol car. Hao went on to attend Hamline University School of Law and received his jurist doctorate in 2010. The first five years of his career he handled the prosecution of misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor crimes, as an assistant city attorney for the Saint Cloud, City Attorney’s Office. In 2014, Hao began his employment as an assistant county attorney, for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office, handling felony level violations from auto theft, criminal sexual conduct violations and murder. In 2019, Hao was promoted to Assistant Division Director of the Adult Trial’s Division. The recognition that prosecutors at their core are ministers of justice as opposed to solely utilizing the justice system to punish others has been at the forefront of Hao’s dedication to public service.  Hao teaches Constitutional Criminal Procedure as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline law school. He is the chair of Asian Women United Minnesota (AWUM, a nonprofit that provides housing and care for women and children who experience domestic violence and homelessness). Hao is also the Chair of the MCAA (Minnesota County Attorney Association) Diversity Committee. 

 

VICE-PRESIDENT
KEVIN LIN

Hennepin County Attorney's Office

 

 

Kevin Lin is an Assistant County Attorney for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.  Kevin is currently working in the Adult Prosecution Division where he prosecutes felony person crimes with specialties in domestic assault, sexual assault and arson.  In his time as a prosecutor, Kevin has also worked at the Sherburne County Attorney’s Office and the Watonwan County Attorney’s Office.  Kevin graduated law school from The Ohio State University and also has a Bachelors of Music from the University of Minnesota.

 

SECRETARY
RYAN FLYNN

Ramsey County Attorney's Office

 

 

Ryan Flynn is an Assistant County Attorney for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.   Ryan previously worked for the Chisago County Attorney’s Office, the Sherburne County Attorney’s Office, and was a law clerk with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.  He currently works in the Adult Trial Division, prosecuting a range of criminal cases.  He earned his law degree in 2010 from Hamline University School of Law and earned his BA from Winona State University.

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