Amran knows that problems can be broken down and attacked. And once broken down, the solution becomes clear.

Breaking down and solving problems is a skill that she developed during law school and honed while clerking for the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office and the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office. After law school, Amran clerked for the Honorable Pamela G. Alexander in Hennepin County District Court before joining an insurance defense firm providing legal services to clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Prior to joining Greene Espel, Amran also clerked for the Honorable Franklin L. Noel in the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Beyond her practice, Amran is the President of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, and the past president of the Somali American Bar Association. Amran chairs the Council of Minnesotans of African Heritage and is a board member of B.R.A.V.E. a non-profit focused on the success of young East African Girls.


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

Professional & Community Affiliations


  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, President (2018)
  • Somali American Bar Association 


  • B.R.A.V.E. Inc. – Board Member
  • Governor Dayton's Council of Minnesotan's of African Heritage, Governor Appointed Member, Chair
  • Minneapolis Police Police Conduct and Oversight Commission 

Thought Leadership


Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, Civil Dispute Resolution (2016-Present)


  • Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Award
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers – Michael J. Davis Scholarship Award
  • Nelson Mandela Scholarship Award
  • Minnesota Federal Bar – Judge Jacob Dim Memorial Award
  • Minnesota Black Women Lawyer’s Network Scholarship Award



Somali (fluent)

Practice Areas


J.D., Hamline University School of Law, magna cum laude (2013); Hamline Law Review; Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court

B.A., University of Saint Thomas, Political Science and English (2008)


U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judge Franklin L. Noel, Law Clerk (2017-2018)

Hennepin County District Court, Judge Pamela G. Alexander (2013-2015)

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judge Michael J. Davis, Extern (2012)