Harry Niska is ready to fight for the interests of all Minnesotans, and against special interests and government overreach.
Harry is an accomplished litigator with experience taking on well-funded opposition – and winning. He is willing to take on the biggest cases and won’t back down no matter how big the opponent.
Now Harry is ready to protect consumers against fraud and abuse, fight against human trafficking and opioid abuse, and defend Minnesotans from an overreaching federal government.
A lifelong Minnesotan, Harry grew up in Andover and graduated from Anoka High School and Concordia College in Moorhead. He met his wife, Jen, in Sioux Falls while she was studying for a master’s degree at Sioux Falls Seminary. They live in Ramsey with their children.
Harry earned his law degree at the University of Minnesota Law School and served as a clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Wollman for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. He then worked for several years as an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago. He currently is a partner at Ross & Orenstein in Minneapolis where he practices in the areas of securities, financial fraud, contract, and antitrust litigation.
Harry has written and spoken extensively on the issues confronting the Minnesota Attorney General’s office:
- “Minnesotans have the right to govern our individual affairs.” —MinnPost, June 22, 2011
- “Minnesota attorney general should reconsider and join challenge to Obama health-care law.” —MinnPost, Jan. 11, 2012
- “Why is Lori Swanson neglecting the tough parts of her job?” —Medium, May 9, 2016
- “How loud is Minnesota’s voice at the High Court?” —Medium, Feb. 7, 2017