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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 15th annual Attorneys of the Year award ceremony on the evening of February 19, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis.

This will be the fifth 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 8th 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.


Event information:

When: February 19, 2015
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Registration and social hour
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Dinner and award presentation
WhereHyatt Regency Minneapolis

Seating opens January 12th!

2014 Attorneys of the Year

Fred Finch | Bassford Remele
Fred T. Friedman | Minnesota Board of Public Defense
John Kingrey | Minnesota County Attorneys Association
Justice Alan C. Page | Justice Minnesota Supreme Court
Richard Pemberton* | Pemberton LawTWO PARTNERS
Richard Ruohonen* & Charles Slane | TSR Injury Law
Julie Firestone Dan Supalla | Briggs and Morgan, P.A.
Tiffany A. Blofield Craig S. Krummen* | Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Carl Crosby Lehmann* Kathryn Nash | Gray Plant MootyINDIVIDUALS
Richard G. Braman | The Sedona Conference
Kerry Bundy | Faegre Baker Daniels
Bradford Colbert | William Mitchell
Eric Day | The Law Offices of Eric S. Day, PLLC
Deborah Ellis | Ellis Law Office
Mary Giesler | Minnesota Twins
Karla M. Gluek | Gustafson Gluek PLLC
Anne Tyler Gueinzius | Children’s Law Center of Minnesota
Clayton Halunen | Halunen & Associates
Rebecca K. Hasse | Allina Health
Wallace G. Hilke | Lindquist & Vennum
Richard H. Kyle, Jr. | Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
Professor Nekima Levy Pounds, Esq. | St. Thomas School of Law
Kimberly A. Lowe* | Fredrikson & Byron P.A.
Katherine L. MacKinnon | Law Office of Katherine L. MacKinnon
Donald Chance Mark, Jr.* | Fafinski Mark & Johnson
Teresa Fariss McClain | Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Pete Orput | Office of the Washington County Attorney
Debra K. Page | Lindquist & Vennum LLP
Kenneth Ubong Udoibok | Udoibok & Hussey, PLLP
Joshua Williams | Law Office of Joshua Williams
Andrew Winter | Office of the U.S. Attorney, District of Minnesota
Rachel K. Zimmerman | Merchant & Gould
Dahl Trial Team | Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P.
Stacey P. Slaughter | Thomas J. Undlin | K. Craig Wildfang*HealthPartners and Park Nicollet Merger Team Jesse Ventura Trial Team | Henson & Efron, P.A.
Court J. Anderson | John N. Bisanz, Jr. |
Benjamin J. Hamborg | David Bradley Olsen*Kucera v. Jesperson Trial Team
Kathryn Bennett | Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP
Robert Bennett* | Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP
Jeffrey Montpetit | SiebenCarey
Andrew Noel | Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP

LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program Team 
Jay Erstling | Patterson Thuente IP
Neil Meyer | Myer & Njus
Jim Patterson | Patterson Thuente IP
Mark Privratsky | Lindquist & Vennum
Amy Salmela | Patterson Thuente IP

Norman Trial Team
Charles A. Bird | Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens
Will Mahler | Will Mahler Law Firm
Jeremy R. Stevens | Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens

Pritzker Trial Team – PritzkerOlsen, P.A.
Brendan Flaherty | Kelly McNabb | Fred Pritzker*

* = Circle of Excellence


Event Sponsor: 


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Silver Event Sponsor:

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Attorneys of the Year 2013:

Special section

Event photos

Attorneys of the Year 2012:

Special section

Event photos

Attorneys of the Year 2011: 

Special section

Event Information: Amanda Dorn 612-584-1534

Advertising & Sponsorship Opportunities: Al Frattura 612-584-1573

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