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Up & Coming Attorneys, Unsung Legal Heroes announced

Minnesota Lawyer//July 24, 2023

Up & Coming Attorneys, Unsung Legal Heroes announced

Minnesota Lawyer//July 24, 2023

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Each year Minnesota Lawyer recognizes a group of new attorneys off to a fast start in their legal careers and legal professionals making impacts within the companies and communities they serve.

This year we are very pleased to announce the 2023 Up & Coming Attorneys and Unsung Legal Heroes.

The Up & Coming Attorneys represent employers and employees in a rapidly changing legal environment. They represent immigrants and veterans, the injured and the debtors, and the entrepreneurs and businesses that keep our economy buzzing. All of the Up & Coming Attorneys honorees are in their first decade of practice.

The Unsung Legal Heroes play a critical role in making the lawyers look good in court and the offices looking good all the time. They are important to their colleagues, their clients and their communities. The Unsung Heroes work behind the scenes to ensure the work gets done efficiently and accurately.

Congratulations to the 2023 Up & Coming Attorneys and Unsung Legal Heroes.


Up & Coming Attorneys

Emily C. Atmore

Stoel Rives LLP


Rashanda Bruce

Robins Kaplan LLP


Charles Clas Jr.

Wilson & Clas


Peter Doely

Maslon LLP


Joseph Dubis, Ph.D.

Merchant & Gould


Melinda Dugas

Stinson LLP


Jacob W. Elrich

Messerli Kramer


Andrew J. Glasnovich

Stinson LLP


Sarah J. Hewitt

Henson Efron


Lindsay Jones

Merchant & Gould


Geoffrey Kozen

Robins Kaplan LLP


Steven R. Liening

Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC


Nicholas K.C. Lira Lisle

Flaherty & Hood, P.A.


Daniel B. McGuire



David J. Milavetz

Milavetz Injury Law, P.A.


Daniel Elie-Resnick Milavetz

Milavetz Injury Law, P.A.


Adam Miller

Office of Governor Walz and Lt. Governor Flanagan


Jordan E. Mogensen

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.


Megan L. Odom

Ciresi Conlin LLP


Stephen M. Owen

Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P.


Sangki Park

Fish & Richardson


Bradley R. Prowant

Stoel Rives LLP


Samantha M. Rollins Murphy

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP


Isabella Salomão Nascimento

Ballard Spahr LLP


Charles R. Shafer

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh PLLP


Raoul Shah

Robins Kaplan LLP


Tony Stauber

Gustafson Gluek PLLC


Natasha Townes Robinson

Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.


Greta A. Wiessner

Robins Kaplan LLP


Matthew J. Wildes

CLAW Tax Group and Wildes at Law LLC


Jaime Wing

Norton Rose Fulbright


Unsung Legal Heroes


Association of Legal Administrators – Minnesota Chapter Members

Association of Legal Administrators – Minnesota Chapter


The Housing Court Team

Second Judicial District


Maslon LLP Litigation Paralegal Team

Maslon LLP


Misty Borg Misterek and Allie F. Morris

Merchant & Gould



Kassia Becker

Minnesota Supreme Court


Lee Childers

Fish & Richardson


Rachel Czech

Bowman and Brooke LLP


Linda Grinde

Greenberg Traurig, LLP


Nina Grove

Minnesota Attorney General’s Office


Janine Hanson

Milavetz Injury Law, P.A.


Becky Heuerman

Stinson LLP


Katherine Hubbard

Madigan, Dahl & Harlan, P.A.


Luis R. Martinez

Fredrikson & Byron P.A.


Alicia McMonigal

Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.


Anna Messerly

Ciresi Conlin LLP


Casondra L. Mulenburg

Geraghty, O’Loughlin & Kenney, P.A.


Lisa Munsterman

Bowman and Brooke LLP


Carl Obermiller

Stinson LLP


Erin Prax

Robins Kaplan LLP


Alexis Rhea

Fish & Richardson


Aimee Rice

Honsa Mara & Kanne


Phyllis Roden

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP


Abby K. Rooney

Foley & Mansfield


Barbara Stevens

Robins Kaplan LLP


Jean Swanson

Monroe Moxness Berg PA


Oliver Thoenen

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP


Stephanie Unterberger

Bowman and Brooke LLP


Ashley Vetter

Stinson LLP


Travis Wilhelmi

Robins Kaplan LLP

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