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2018 Up & Coming Attorneys, Unsung Legal Heroes

Minnesota Lawyer Staff//June 20, 2018

2018 Up & Coming Attorneys, Unsung Legal Heroes

Minnesota Lawyer Staff//June 20, 2018

Each year Minnesota Lawyer recognizes a group of new attorneys off to a fast start in their legal career and the legal professionals who work to make sure the job gets done.

We are very pleased to announce the 2018 Up & Coming Attorneys and Unsung Legal Heroes.

All of the up and coming attorney honorees are in their first decade of practice.

Unsung legal heroes come from seven categories: legal administrative assistant, paralegal or judicial clerk, administrator or office manager, librarian, accounting staff, information technology and marketing.

Congratulations to the 2018 Up & Coming Attorneys and Unsung Legal Heroes.


Up & Coming Attorneys


Catherine Bitzan Amundsen

Gray Plant Mooty


Evan Berquist

Cozen O’Connor


Michael Boulette

Barnes & Thornburg LLP


Amy Conway

Stinson Leonard Street LLP


Ami ElShareif

Robins Kaplan LLP


Martha Engel

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.


Patrick M. Fenlon

Fox Rothschild LLP


Elizabeth Flanagan

Fish & Richardson


Eric Friske

Henson Efron


Erica Holzer

Maslon LLP


Jennifer Huang

Fish & Richardson


Stephen D. Larson

Fitzgerald, Reynolds, Harbott, Knutson & Larson, PLLP


Jennifer Lauermann

Minnesota Appellate Public Defender’s Office


Dustin Massie

Baillon Thome Jozwiak & Wanta LLP


Alexandra J. Olson

Carlson Caspers


Jen Olson

Best & Flanagan


Carrie Osowski

Dittrich & Lawrence, P.A.


Tom Pack

Maslon LLP


Jade Rosenfeldt

Vogel Law Firm


Jack Sullivan

Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Katherine M. Swenson

Green Espel PLLP


Kodi Verhalen

Briggs and Morgan, P.A.


Emily M. Wessels

Merchant & Gould


X. Kevin Zhao

Green Espel PLLP



Unsung Legal Heroes

Shelley Arndt

Ramsay Law Firm PLLC


Andrea Bischoff

Maslon LLP


James Bransford

Nurturing House, LLC


Becky Braun

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota


Lori Buck

Robins Kaplan LLP


Jennifer Carter

Minnesota State Bar Association


Mary Chronquist

Faegre Baker Daniels


Megan Connolly

Fish & Richardson


John Erar

Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Court


Deb Fitzpatrick

Infinity Project


Gloria Frederick

Dorsey & Whitney LLP


Laura Frickson

Office of the St. Paul City Attorney


Amanda Furst

University of Minnesota Law School


Mike Hodet  & Corey Stueven

Jones Day


Amra Hoso

Faegre Baker Daniels


Sharon  Jones

Legal Assistance of Dakota County


Carol Nystrom

Merchant & Gould P.C.


Daniel Owen

Robins Kaplan LLP


Abby Rooney

Foley & Mansfield, PLLP


Aimee Schroeder

Washington County Attorney’s Office


Chris Sexton

Briggs and Morgan, P.A.


Jill Strand

Fish & Richardson


Kelley Swangstue

Jones Day

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