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Amran is an experienced litigator who has a tenacious knack for identifying creative solutions to complex problems.

Amran is a commercial litigator, representing and advising clients in an array of areas, including complex commercial litigation, construction litigation, social media, employment law, and internal investigations. She has broad experience successfully representing clients in state and federal court, as well as arbitration proceedings.

In addition to her litigation practice, Amran co-founded Greene Espel’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Practice which conducts workplace investigations and assists employers in addressing issues of discrimination and workplace misconduct. In that arena, she helps clients develop diversity, equity, and inclusion policies to foster equity, inclusion and belonging, and develops and provides DEIB trainings. Audiences commend her energizing and insightful presentations.

Amran’s talents are widely recognized. She was awarded Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year Award and recognized by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal as a 40 under 40 Honoree. Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith selected Amran to serve on the Judicial Selection Committee for the open seat on the federal court bench, and appointed her to the selection committee to select Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshall. Amran is routinely asked to assist in hiring executive officers.

Amran is the past-President of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, a founder and past-President of the Somali American Bar Association, and the past-Chair of the Council of Minnesotans of African Heritage. 


  • J.D., Hamline University School of Law, magna cum laude; Hamline Law Review; Giles Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court
  • B.A., University of Saint Thomas, Political Science and English


  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judge Franklin L. Noel, Law Clerk 
  • Hennepin County District Court, Judge Pamela G. Alexander 
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, Judge Michael J. Davis, Extern 


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



  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association 
  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • National Bar Association
  • Somali American Bar Association 


  • Somali (fluent)

Amran's Practice Areas

Amran's Recognition & Awards

  • 2021 Attorney of the YearMinnesota Lawyer
  • 40 Under 40 Honoree, Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal (2021)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch (2021-2024)
  • Selected to Minnesota Rising Stars list, Minnesota Super Lawyers (2021-2023)
  • Up and Coming Attorney, Minnesota Lawyer (2020)
  • Recognized as Minnesota State Bar Association North Star Lawyer for pro bono service (2019)
  • 2018 Diversity & Inclusion Honoree, Minnesota Lawyer
  • 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

Amran's Community Involvement


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


August 17, 2023
Best Lawyers Recognizes 16 Greene Espel Attorneys on the 2024 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch Lists
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July 18, 2023
16 Greene Espel Attorneys Recognized on the Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists
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June 13, 2024
Amran Farah to Present on Elimination of Bias for Workers' Compensation Claims
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June 11, 2024
John Baker, Chad Blumenfield, and Amran Farah to Present at the FBA 48th Annual Federal Practice Seminar
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