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Attorneys of the Year

Brian Wenger – Briggs and Morgan

Sometimes, good connections just lead to more good connections. For years, Briggs and Morgan corporate attorney Brian Wenger has advised the Pohlad family (among other prominent Minnesota families) on the intricate issues of handling a family-owned business. That has led ...

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Michael Ford – Quinlivan & Hughes

Hailing from what he refers to as “the mighty 7th District,” St. Cloud attorney Mike Ford probably couldn’t have picked a more challenging time to become president of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Ford took the helm of the MSBA ...

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Michelle R. Jester – Messerli & Kramer

Every day, Michelle R. Jester represents clients in Rubik’s Cube-like transactions. "The more complicated they are, the more I thrive on them,” says Jester, a partner with Messerli & Kramer P.A. in Minneapolis. In the past 24 months alone, Jester, ...

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Patrick J. Sauter – Bassford Remele; Allan F. Shapiro – Finn Shapiro; William O. Bongard – Sieben, Grose, Van Holtum & Carey; Sharon Van Dyck – Van Dyck Law Firm; Paul Godlewski – Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben

It’s extremely gratifying to garner a $6 million verdict for the family of someone who died due to the negligence of someone else. It’s even better that it’s the largest-known verdict — $24 million all together — for families of ...

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