Cali Cope-Kasten

Calanthe (Cali) Cope-Kasten is an Associate at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz. Her litigation practice includes products liability claims, antitrust disputes, and representing individuals in government investigations. She has represented both Fortune 500 companies and prominent private corporations, including Pfizer and Georgia-Pacific. Cali maintains an active pro bono practice; she has worked on teams representing clients in a variety of habeas corpus appeals and other criminal matters. She is also heavily involved in the education community, where her experience includes volunteering as a mock trial coach for college and high school students and publishing in the field of special education law. Before joining the firm, Cali practiced at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Washington, DC.


  • It’s Time to Start Showing a Little Restraint: In Search of a Compromise on Federal Seclusion and Restraint Legislation, 47 U. MICH. J.L. REFORM 217 (2013).
  • Bidding (Fair)well to Due Process: The Need for a Fairer Final Stage in Special Education Dispute Resolution, 42 J.L. & EDUC. 501 (2013).
  • Cali Cope-Kasten & Patrick Schmidt, Book Review, 17 L. & POL. BOOK REV. 158 (2009) (reviewing DAVID KAIRYS, PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM: MEMOIR OF A CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER (2008)).


  • Judge John R. Tunheim, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.


  • Undergraduate: Macalester College, B.A., summa cum laude.
  • Law: University of Michigan, J.D., magna cum laude; Order of the Coif; Managing Board, University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.