Marquis Tapplin

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Marquis Tapplin is an associate in the firm’s Finance practice group, where he helps lenders and borrowers achieve their goals through various middle-market financing transactions. He also assists with drafting and negotiating complex financial documents in connection with financing transactions. Marquis is an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where he teaches Transactions and Settlements. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the Paralegal Program at North Hennepin Community College.

Before the combination with Taft, Marquis was a 2019 summer associate at Briggs and Morgan. He earned his J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in May 2020, where he graduated summa cum laude.

During law school, Marquis was a research assistant at the Mitchell Hamline Public Health Law Center researching tobacco policy and law. He was also a member of the 2019 National Health Law moot court team. Additionally, Marquis was the Managing Editor of the Mitchell Hamline Journal of Public Policy and Practice, and an extern for the honorable Franklin Noel at the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.

Marquis earned a Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Women Studies at the University of Minnesota. He also received a paralegal certificate from North Hennepin Community College, where he was an NHCC Scholar and winner of the inaugural legal student debate. As a paralegal, Marquis worked with the Volunteer Lawyers Network specializing in Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals cases. 


  • Cali Award: Medical Malpractice

  • Cali Award: Transactions and Settlements

  • Cali Award: Healthcare Compliance Laws and Regulations

  • Law School Merit Scholarship

  • 2018 MABL Summer Scholarship

  • 2018 MABL Summer Scholarship

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  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law (2020)

    J.D., summa cum laude

  • North Hennepin Community College

    Paralegal Certificate, A.B.A.

  • University of Minnesota



  • State - Minnesota

Speeches and Publications

Presenter, Millennial Lawyer 101: How to Educate, Train, and Collaborate with our New Colleagues, MSBA (November 2018)

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association

    Inaugural Summer Court Camp Mentor

  • Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers


Community Involvement

  • Café Vin Restaurant

    Annual Community Fundraiser, Volunteer Server

  • Minnesota State Bar Association National Consortium on Race


  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law

    Adjunct Professor, Transactions and Settlements

  • North Hennepin Community College

    Advisory Committee Member, Paralegal Program