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Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorneys of the Year are an eclectic group of newcomers and veterans from private practice and public service. We honor them at the 16th annual Attorneys of the Year award ceremony on the evening of February 18, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

This will be the seventh year that Minnesota Lawyer presents the Circle of Excellence. This award honors those who have made the Attorneys of the Year list once before.

We also present the 10th annual Outstanding Service to the Profession award. This award recognizes a group of attorneys for a career’s worth of service and sacrifice on behalf of the justice system in Minnesota.


Announcing guest speaker Kevin Warren of the Minnesota Vikings!

Kevin F. Warren has served as a senior officer of the Minnesota Vikings, a National Football League franchise, since 2005 and currently holds the title of Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for day-to-day business operations.  In 2016, Warren will enter his 18th season in the NFL and his 12th season with the Vikings.  He has an extensive background in athletics and unique perspective in professional sports, law, and business and is the highest-ranking African-American executive working on the business side for a team in the NFL.  Warren earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Grand Canyon University in 1986 and currently serves on the corporate Board of Directors (NASDAQ: LOPE).  Warren also earned his master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University in 1988 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Notre Dame School of Law in 1990.

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Event Details
When: Thursday February 18th, 2016
5:00 – 6:00pm | Registration and social hour
6:00 – 8:00pm | Dinner and award presentation
Tickets $95/Tables of 10 $950
Where: Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Nicollet Ballroom


Click here to read the official announcement!

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Attorneys of the Year 2014:

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Attorneys of the Year 2013:

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Attorneys of the Year 2012:

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Attorneys of the Year 2011: 

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Event Information: Amanda Dorn 612-584-1534

One comment

  1. Jeffrey Montpetit truly earned this recognition not only for his intelligence and exceptional leadership as an attorney in the case, but for the compassion and heart he put into it as a human being. He listened, supported, advocated, counseled me and my family during our most difficult times. It’s like he put himself in our shoes and then used his expertise to guide us through our most treacherous journey. He never gave up when we were stuck in the mud, but instead found a way to get us unstuck and keep us going strong. Jeff is good at what he does because he truly cares and to me that what makes him an outstanding lawyer.

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