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Attorneys of the Year

Fred M. Soucie – Soucie & Bolt

Counselor is a better word than lawyer for what Fred Soucie does, he says. Other good nouns are social worker, advisor—and friend. Soucie represents catastrophically injured people and because he is able to help, he finds it uplifting, not dispiriting. ...

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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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