Korine Land

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Shareholder since 2002
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Kori Land joined the firm in 1996 as an Associate and became a Shareholder in 2002. She serves as City Attorney for the cities of West St. Paul, South St. Paul, Randolph, Cottage Grove and Stillwater. Ms. Land is also general counsel to the South Metro Fire Department, a full-time joint fire department that serves the cities of West St. Paul and South St. Paul.  She has extensive experience in municipal law ranging in issues from open meeting law, data practices, ordinances, personnel, problem properties, land use, zoning & planning, economic development, residential development, public improvement projects, and many other issues that cities face on a daily basis. She is an annual speaker at the League of Minnesota Cities Newly Elected Officials Conference, which is held throughout the State of Minnesota and a frequent speaker at many land use training seminars.



Areas of Practice

  • Municipal and Government Law
  • Real Estate and Land Use
  • Employment

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1995
  • Wisconsin, 2001
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1998


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. cum laude - 1995
    • Law Review: William Mitchell Law Review, Associate Editor, 1993 - 1995
  • Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of Amercia
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1992

Published Works

  • "With Liberty and Juvenile Justice for All: Extending the Right to a Jury Trial to the Juvenile Courts", 20 William Mitchell Law Review 835, 1994

Representative Clients

  • City of Stillwater, since 2018
  • City of Cottage Grove, since 2014
  • City Attorney, City of South St. Paul, since 2008
  • City Attorney, City of Randolph, since 2008
  • General Counsel, South Metro Fire Department, since 2008
  • General Counsel, West St. Paul Economic Development Authority, since 2003
  • City Attorney, City of West St. Paul, since 2003


  • Speaker, "Administrative Citations: An Alternative to Criminal Citations", Minnesota Association of City Attorneys, 2010
  • Speaker, “Roadmap for Navigating the Land Use Approval Process”, National Business Institute, 2014
  • Speaker, “Beyond the Basics of Land Use and Zoning”, Government Training Services’ Land Use Series, annually since 2014
  • Speaker, “What Councils Can (and Cannot) Do”, League of Minnesota Cities Newly Elected Official Conference, annually since 2015
  • Speaker, “Medical Marijuana Issues for Public Sector Consideration”, Association of Governmental Risk Pools’ Government and Leadership Conference, 2015
  • Speaker, “The Evidence Room: Why every city attorney needs to care what is hiding inside”, Minnesota Association of City Attorneys, 2018
  • Speaker, “Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision, Annexation and Zoning”, National Business Institute, 2018

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club, 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Minnesota County Attorneys Association, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota City Attorney's Association, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Minnesota City Attorney's Association, President, 2008 - 2009
  • West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club, 1999 - Present
  • West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club, President, 2005 - 2006
  • West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club, Communications Chair, 2006 - 2009
  • West St. Paul/Mendota Heights Rotary Club, Secretary, 2009 - Present
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers, 2001 - Present
  • River Heights Chamber of Commerce, 1996 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1996 - Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, 2001 - Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association, 1997 - Present
  • Dakota County Bar Association, 1997 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A., Associate Attorney, 1996 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Assistance of Dakota County
  • Loaves & Fishes
  • Neighbors, Inc. Adopt-A-Family Program
  • Ronald McDonald House