Attorneys


Kevin Heinz

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Kevin Heinz is principal attorney and founder of Heinz Law, PLLC. Kevin earned his Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Business Management from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. His undergraduate degree in Spanish led him to Central and South America where he taught English as a Foreign Language. Kevin taught at several multinational companies while abroad. When he returned, Kevin became the campus director of an international business school in Southern California. He has also co-founded and managed several successful businesses.

Kevin moved back to Minnesota so that he could attend Hamline University School of Law and serve the community where he grew up. As a St. Paul native, Kevin had to return to the city where he was born and raised. He has gained legal experience through working as a judicial law clerk, a legal intern at several law firms, and an immigration lawyer.

Understanding and appreciating other cultures is essential not just for success in our world but also for thoughtful discourse. Heinz Law has a unique approach to law bridging the gap between cultures to create opportunity. Kevin is passionate about helping clients find, build and capitalize on opportunities for today and beyond.

Kevin believes that great results depend on a great attorney-client relationship. As such, a client can expect to work with Kevin throughout their case, not an assistant. Kevin strives to ensure clients understand all of the options available in their situation, the risks and benefits of each option, and which path best achieves their goals.

The future holds opportunity, and Kevin strives to help every client successfully navigate the law to capitalize on their opportunities.

Kevin speaks Spanish fluently. He enjoys spending time with his family in St. Paul, Minnesota. Provided the right situation, he can be coaxed into dancing. Check out his moves here.

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Education

  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law
  • B.A., St. John’s University, Spanish & Business Management
  • Certificate, Hamline University, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Awards/Recognition

  • Dean’s Honor Roll
  • Dean’s Summer Fellowship
  • CALI, Excellence for the Future Award, Legal Research and Writing

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Professional Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association

Publications

Dismantling the Melting Pot: Evaluating the Effects of English Only Ordinances through the Lens of Resolution 10-68 in Lino Lakes, MN. 32 HAMLINE J. PUB. L. & POL. 179 (2010).

Peterson, Jillian and Heinz, Kevin “Understanding Offenders with Serious Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System,” Mitchell Hamline Law Review: Vol. 42: Iss. 2, Article 3 (2016). Available at: http://open.mitchellhamline.edu/mhlr/vol42/iss2/3

Cassandra Bautista

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Ms. Cassandra Bautista is an associate attorney at Heinz Law, PLLC. She joined in January 2016, and has made a home out of our firm. Before coming to Heinz Law, Ms. Bautista graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in December 2014, and then worked for another immigration law firm for two years. Prior to law school, she attended Hamline University in St. Paul, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies, Spanish, and Latin American Studies. She also earned her Paralegal Certificate, her Proficiency in the Spanish Language Certificate, and Latin honors in Spanish.

Ms. Bautista is passionate about helping people, which was the driving force behind her decision to become an attorney. She is committed to helping provide legal representation to those in need. Ms. Bautista is fluent in Spanish, and also brings research and writing experience to the office team.

Originally from Inver Grove Heights, Cassandra loves to work close to home and maintain ties to the community where she grew up. She enjoys spending time with her family and her dogs, learning new things, and salsa dancing.