Spiwe Jefferson Hits the Top 100 Twice

Blackwell Burke attorney, Spiwe Jefferson joined the ranks of The National Black Lawyers Top 100 and for the second year in a row, was selected among America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®. 

“These awards as well as the work we do every day for our clients represent the high expectations we have for ourselves at this firm,” Jefferson said. “We approach our work in a unique and creative way to bring the best possible outcomes to our clients. I’m honored to be recognized by both the National Black Lawyers Top 100 and America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators®.”

The National Black Lawyers Top 100 was created to celebrate legal excellence by recognizing 100 of the best black attorneys in each state who promote diversity and equality in the legal system who also have an outstanding reputation among peers, the judiciary and the public, notable achievements, settlements and verdicts as specialty lawyers  and more.

America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators® is reserved for the most exceptional Civil Defense Litigators throughout the nation.  Only the top 100 qualifying defense litigators in each state will receive this honor.

Spiwe L. Jefferson serves as trial counsel in cases nationwide, defending major corporations in food safety, toxic tort, products liability, class actions, multi-district litigation, and commercial disputes. She is counsel for a Fortune 500 global food manufacturing company, defending its commercial litigation, product liability, and premises liability claims arising in state and federal courts nationwide. Her litigation experience includes serving as first and second-chair trial counsel and managing litigation across the United States and abroad.


Ms. Jefferson is outside general counsel of ChristLight Productions. She is governance committee chair of The BrandLab, a non-profit organization committed to diversifying the marketing and advertising industry, Co-Chair of the Communications Committee for the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), and former president of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL). Ms. Jefferson served on the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council, was Adjunct Professor at William Mitchell College of Law, and ethics investigator for the Hennepin County Bar Association.