Bruna E. Pedrini

Fennemore Craig

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55199


Civil, Commercial, Discrimination, Education, Elder, Insurance, Real Estate, Sexual Harassment

Ms. Pedrini practices in the areas of accessibility, anti-discrimination, and education law.

In the areas of accessibility law Ms. Pedrini has extensive experience representing builders, developers, colleges and universities, sports and concert stadiums and venues, as well as restaurants and hotels to comply with federal, state and local accessibility compliance and litigation. For more than 20 years, she has represented a wide range of clients in disability and accessibility complaints, fair housing, sexual harassment and retaliation complaints from the United States Department of Justice, Arizona Attorney General’s Office, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other regulatory agencies. Ms. Pedrini served as the Chief Counsel of the Civil Rights and Conflict Resolution Section for the state Attorney General's Office, serving with both Grant Woods and Janet Napolitano.

Ms. Pedrini also represents private, public, and charter schools and districts in discrimination complaints and compliance reviews, special education due process hearings and appeals, and sexual misconduct cases. She regularly assists with policy development for educational entities. Ms. Pedrini also worked with the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and the National Association of Attorneys General to develop anti-discrimination policy manuals for schools, and was awarded the 2000 National Impact Award by the National Association of Attorneys General for her work on school violence prevention. As part of her work with schools, Pedrini counsels school districts, private and public preschools and K- 12 schools, community colleges, universities and law schools on employee discipline, accommodation of disabled individuals, leaves of absence, workplace violence, and other human resource policies and procedures. She has conducted compliance reviews of employee handbooks and human resources and EEO investigations, as well as provided trainings on various topics to managers and employees. Ms. Pedrini has served as a mediator and facilitator for more than 20 years and provides specialized mediation trainings for private sector, schools, and governmental clients.

Professional and Community Activities

Member, State Bar of Arizona

Member, Minnesota State Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Maricopa County Bar Association

Member, Association for Conflict Resolution

Member, Arizona Dispute Resolution Association

Member, Maricopa Alternative Dispute Resolution Association

Conducted gang mediations and coordinated “Not in Our State” anti-harassment and anti-discrimination program


Minnesota, 1990

Arizona, 1987

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1987

Education and Honors

J.D., University of Minnesota, 1987

M.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1984

B.A., University of Iowa, 1981

Associate Editor, Minnesota Law Review, 1984-1987

AV® Preeminent ™ Peer Review Rated (the highest rating available), by Martindale-Hubbell 
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