Mrynna Rutan


Mrynna Rutan began working in the immigration field in 2019 when she assisted clients in expedited removal proceedings who were detained in the Karnes Detention Center in Texas. There she helped prepare clients for credible and reasonable fear interviews before the Asylum Office and appeals before the Immigration Court. In law school, she was an executive board member of the Asylum Law Project, where she helped partner students with nonprofit organizations to assist in humanitarian applications. She was also a member, and later a student director, of the Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic. As part of this clinic, she assisted a detained client in California in requesting a new bond hearing after initially being denied bond. Additionally, she aided an asylum applicant in Nebraska in appealing the Eighth Circuit Court’s decision in his case and petitioning for a writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court. In this case, she helped negotiate a settlement for her client with the Office of the Solicitor General. Mrynna is passionate about helping clients navigate the complex and confusing immigration system. The issue is close to her heart because she was raised on the California-Mexico border in the Imperial Valley and her father immigrated to the US from Mexico. Mrynna is committed to providing honest, thorough, and deliberate representation to her clients.


  • Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, MN
    • Immigration Law Concentration Honors Award
    • Federal Immigration Litigation Clinic, Member and Student Director
    • Dean’s “A” List
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Licensed to Practice Law in Minnesota