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Minnesota Lawyer would like to thank all who attended the Attorneys of the Year awards ceremony on February 19, 2015 at the Hyatt Minneapolis. This year’s Attorneys of the Year event commemorates the program’s 15th year of honoring outstanding attorneys in both public and private practice. Below are photos from the evening celebrating the 2014 Attorneys of the Year honorees. We again congratulate all of the honorees.

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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 | Minnesota Supreme Court

Richard Pemberton* | Pemberton Law

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 Mooty

Dahl Trial Team | Robins Kaplan 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*

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 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

* = Circle of Excellence

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Attorneys of the Year 2014:

Special section magazine

Event photos

Attorneys of the Year 2013:

Special section magazine

Event photos

Attorneys of the Year 2012:

Special section magazine

Event photos

Attorneys of the Year 2011: 

Special section magazine

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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