Brandon Vaughn ’01 received this year’s Young Alumni Award as he returned to Morgan Park Academy to address the Class of 2024 and their families, friends, and teachers at the annual Senior Breakfast on May 24, 2024.

Vaughn is a partner at Robins Kaplan LLP, a premier trial law firm with more than 225 attorneys in seven major cities. Based in Minneapolis, he also is chair of the Black Firm Member Resource Group.

For more than 15 years, Vaughn has dedicated his law practice to advocating for individuals and families who have been injured by others. As a partner and trial lawyer in the Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Group at Robins Kaplan LLP, he is committed to understanding the challenges clients face while helping them secure compensation for their losses.

Vaughn frequently handles medical malpractice cases involving failure to timely diagnose cancer, failure to timely diagnose stroke, failure to provide appropriate care in nursing homes and group homes, and cases involving injuries to children after birth leading to cerebral palsy. He also has several active personal injury cases involving individuals who have been seriously injured or killed in car crashes.

His advocacy in challenging, complex cases earned him recognition from several professional organizations. In 2022, Vaughn was named a “Most Influential Black Lawyer” by Savoy Magazine and included in Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America” guide. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2021.

Morgan Park Academy’s Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni who have achieved great success and offer inspiration as models for leadership and service to others. Previous recipients are Gregory Coleman ’91, Omar Raddawi ’03, Dr. Latania Broyls ’93 and Dr. Lisa Daniel-Olimene ’89, and Michael Jucewicz ’06.

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