Klay A. Baynar


Klay A. Baynar



Klay A. Baynar joined LLG as an associate following a two-year clerkship with Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Prior to that, Klay clerked for the Honorable Susan N. Burke in Hennepin County District Court in Minneapolis. In both settings, Klay gained exposure to legal disputes of all stripes and worked on cutting-edge, precedent-setting cases.

Klay is a law geek through and through and loves solving complex legal problems for his clients. Through his experiences clerking in both trial and appellate courts, Klay has developed effective litigation strategies necessary to win not only at trial, but to protect that win on appeal. LLG’s clients will undoubtedly benefit from Klay’s intimate knowledge of judicial decision-making.

Outside of work, Klay is an avid moviegoer, an okay-ish home cook, and a dismal, but determined golfer.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted in obtaining summary judgment of unfair competition and tortious interference with contract claims asserted against client, a creator of software used by agribusiness retailers to track compliance with EPA regulations.

Published Works and Presentations

  • Co-Author: Thinking Outside the State: The Dormant Commerce Clause and Its Impact on State Relationship Laws, 39 Franchise L. J. 515 (2020)
  • Co-presenter: To PPP or Not to PPP, That is the Question, Associated Equipment Distributors (AED), Membership Webinar, Milwaukee, WI (May 11, 2020)

Reported Decisions

  • AgInformationData, LLC v. Integrated Solutions Group, Inc., Case No. 11-3673 (DWF/JSM), 2014 WL 4348209 (D. Minn. Sept. 8, 2014)

Professional Admissions, Associations, and Honors

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
State Bar of Wisconsin
State Bar of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School / J.D., 2014
Millikin University / B.A., Philosophy & History, summa cum laude, 2011

Managing Editor, Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice / 2013-14
Statutory Interpretation – Honors, University of Minnesota Law School / 2012
Legal Research and Writing – Honors, University of Minnesota Law School / 2011
James Millikin Scholar, Millikin University / 2010-11
Scovill Prize, Millikin University / 2010


Justice Shirley S. Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court / 2017-19
Judge Susan N. Burke, Hennepin County District Court / 2015-17