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2016 Up & Coming Attorneys, Unsung Legal Heroes

Minnesota Lawyer is pleased to announce the 2016 Up & Coming Attorneys and Unsung Legal Heroes. The up and coming lawyers have been in practice for 10 years or fewer; the unsung legal heroes are support staff, marketers, educators and others who do the work of getting the lawyers prepared and out the door. They will all be lauded at a luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Hyatt Regency in Minneapolis.

Congratulations to all the award recipients.


2016 Up & Coming Attorneys


Kate Baxter-Kauf

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.


A. Elizabeth Burnett

Robins Kaplan LLP


Meghan DesLauriers

Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Joshua A.  Dorothy

Gregerson, Rosow, Johnson, & Nilan, Ltd.


Rebecca  Duren

Lesch & Duren


Christine Eid

Stinson Leonard Street LLP


Emily Faber-Densley



Scott Flaherty

Briggs and Morgan


Kimberly Hanlon

Kimberly M. Hanlon LLC


Carly West Holler

Smith, Paulson, O’Donnell & Erickson, PLC


Patrick J. Hynes

Messerli & Kramer P.A.


Jennifer  Ives

Stinson Leonard Street


Christine Kain

Faegre Baker Daniels


Christina Rieck Loukas

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.


David Paul McKinney

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak, & Stewart, P.C.


Isaac W. Messmore

Bowman and Brooke LLP


Graham Ojala-Barbour

Ojala-Barbour Law Firm


Ryan Osterholm

PritzkerOlsen, P.A.


Lara Page

Stinson Leonard Street


Diana Marianetti Ringuette

Maslon LLP


Rebecca Scholtz

Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid


Benjamin J. Skoglund

Lindquist & Vennum


Pamela Steinle

Sunde Olson Kircher Zender PLC


Cathleen Sykes

Sykes Family Law


Brandon E. Vaughn

Robins Kaplan LLP


Tyler Young

Faegre Baker Daniels


Sasha Zekoff

Steele County Attorney’s Office


Drew M. Zamansky

Zamansky Professional Association


Jason Zucchi

Fish & Richardson



2016 Unsung Legal Heroes


Pauline Afuso

Washington County Law Library


Keith S. Badenoch

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


Amanda Booth

Robins Kaplan LLP


Jan Buster

Honsa & Associates, P.A.


Val Ferrian

Bowman and Brooke LLP


Mary Hagen

SiebenCarey, P.A.


Marie Hansen

Department of Justice


Janet Johnson

Gregerson, Rosow, Johnson & Nilan, Ltd.


Susan Kjelvik

Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Sara Larison

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota


Jamie Lindahl

Robins Kaplan LLP


Kelly Mills

Bowman and Brooke LLP


Christine E. Page

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


Linda Peterson

Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Debra Pexa

Minnesota Women Lawyers


Joni Spratt

Trepanier MacGillis Battina PA


Duane Stanley

Hennepin County Bar Association


Ben Stellpflug

Goldenberg Law, PLLC


Kelly Street

Soule & Stull


Rob Van Beusekom

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP


Judith Wasilkus

Fish & Richardson, P.C.


Julie Zierden

Foley & Mansfield, PLLP

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