Brandon E. Vaughn, Principal Attorney at Robins Kaplan LLP and co-chair of the firm's Diversity Committee, focuses almost exclusively on personal injury and unjustified death litigation, with an emphasis on cases arising from medical misconduct. He also offers pro bono services for clients who need immigration or family law advice but cannot afford a lawyer. Mr. Vaughn is a member of all courts in the state of Minnesota and Wisconsin. He is also registered in the US District Court for the Minnesota District and US District Court for the North Dakota District. He is located in the company's Minneapolis office. With a major in English and a minor in political science, Mr. Vaughn attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005. He then enrolled in university at Wisconsin Law School, where he competed in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court competition before receiving his Juris Doctor in 2008. During his law degree, Mr. Vaughn was a summer assistant at Robins Kaplan LLP and graduated upon joining the firm. Vaughn has been instrumental in receiving many high quality comparisons and jury awards on behalf of his clients. His representative achievements included a $ 6 million death penalty for the surviving family members of a young mother who was hit by a distracted driver while riding her bike on a country road. In another case related to hospital negligence, Mr. Vaughn received $ 4.5 million in severance pay for a newborn who suffered permanent brain damage. His professional affiliations include the Minnesota Association for Justice and the Hennepin County Bar Association.