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Minnesota Lawyer is pleased to announce the 2021 Attorneys of the Year!

GROUPS

3M N95 Mask Seizure Litigation

Eva Mendelsohn, Kevin Rhodes, Colette Durst and Cheryl Hamilton of 3M; and Sybil Dunlop, Holley Horrell, Nicholas Scheiner, Kevin Zhao, Anna Tobin, Faris Rashid and Amran Farah of Greene Espel

 

Bair Hugger MDL Plaintiffs

Genevieve Zimmerman of Meshbesher & Spence; Jake Zimmerman of The Zimmerman Firm; and Mike Sacchet, Megan Odom, Leslie O’Leary of Ciresi Conlin.

 

Brown, Lee, and Young vs Reese Pfeiffer

Rebecca Stillman, Anne Robertson and Justin Perl of Mid Minnesota Legal Aid; and Bahram Samie and Ann Bildtsen of the Department of Justice

 

Michael Hall III Team     

Michael Hall III, Mara Brust, Mike Hall Sr. and Kate Hockin of Hall Law

 

Minor Does v. The Hills Youth and Family Services

Randy Knutson, Tim Lessmanof Knutson Casey; Rich Ruohonen of TSR Injury Law; and Josh Peck of Jeff Anderson & Associates.

 

Mohamed Noor appellate team

Thomas Plunkett of the Law office of Thomas Plunkett; Caitlinrose Fisher and Matt Forsgren of Forsgren Fisher; and Peter Wold and Aaron Morrison of Wold Morrison Law

 

N.H. v. Anoka Hennepin School District

Jess Braverman and Christy L Hall of Gender Justice; Teresa Nelson and David McKinney of ACLU Minnesota; and Andrew Davis and Timothy Griffin, of Stinson

 

Protecting Minnesotans from Medicaid Fraud, State v. Remona Lysa Brown        

Assistant Attorney General Nicholas Wanka and Assistant Attorney General Kristi Nielsen of the Office of the Attorney General

 

Protecting Tenants as Consumers, State v. Steven Meldahl

Assistant Attorney General Katherine Kelly, Assistant Attorneys General Eric Maloney, Caitlin Micko and Adam Welle of the Office of the Attorney General

 

ResCap Liquidating Trust Litigation Team

Donald Heeman, Randi Winter and Jessica Nelson of Spencer Fane and Laurie Quinn of Wells Fargo

 

RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc. et al v. Hospital Partners, Inc. Case Team

Jeff Gleason, Munir Meghjee, Jamie Kurtz, Nathaniel Moore, Jason Pfeiffer, Haynes Hansen and Jaime Wing of Robins Kaplan

 

Shefa v. Attorney General Keith Ellison, et al.

Scott M. Flaherty of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister; and Peter J. Farrell, Jason Marisam of the Office of the Attorney General

 

University of Minnesota Law School Clemency Project   

Professor JaneAnne Murray, Director

INDIVIDUALS

Patrick Arenz

Robins Kaplan

 

Alain Baudry

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

 

Mai Moua

Mai N. Moua Law Office

 

Kaarin Nelson Schaffer

Conard Nelson Schaffer

 

Melissa Nilsson

Henson Efron

 

Matthew Pelikan

MADEL

 

Paul D.  Peterson

Harper & Peterson

 

Eric Rice

Law Office of Eric A. Rice

 

Christopher Sailors

SailorsAllen Law

 

Erin Sindberg Porter

Jones Day

 

Jeffrey Storms

Newmark Storms Dworak

 

Aaron Van Oort

Faegre Drinker

 

OUTSTANDING SERVICE TO THE PROFESSION

Beth Bertelson

Bertelson Law Office

 

Derek Chauvin Prosecution

Attorney General Keith Ellison, Matt Frank and Erin Eldridge of the Office of the Attorney General; Jerry Blackwell of Blackwell Burke; Steve Schleicher of Maslon; Lola Velazquez-Aguilu of Medtronic and Josh Larson of the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office

 

Rita Coyle DeMeules

Minnesota Supreme Court

 

Dyan Ebert

Quinlivan & Hughes

 

David Herr

Maslon

 

Abigail Cerra

Minneapolis Police Conduct Oversight Commission

 

Mark Myhra

Boston Scientific Corporation

 

Eric Nelson

Halberg

 

TEAMS

Court J. Anderson and Benjamin J. Hamborg

Henson Efron

 

Tim Barnett and Ryan Schildkraut

Winthrop & Weinstine

 

Kathleen Flynn Peterson and Robert J. King Jr.

Ciresi Conlin

 

Dan Guerrero and Perry Moriearty

Meshbesher & Spence and University of Minnesota Law School

 

Brooke Holmes and Randall Knutson

Knutson Casey

 

Jack Rice and Willow Anderson

Jack Rice Defense and Willow Anderson Law