Author Archives: Betsy Carlson

Unsung: Carol Nystrom

Carol Nystrom

Nominated as an Unsung Hero because she “offers phenomenal support” to  a group of attorneys at Merchant & Gould, litigation legal assistant Carol Nystrom modestly replies that  it has to do with the fact that she has been doing it ...

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Up & Coming: Betsy Flanagan

Betsy Flanagan

Betsy Flanagan has been called a powerhouse life sciences patent litigator by attorney John Adkisson, who nominated her as an Up and Coming Attorney. A principal at Fish & Richardson, Flanagan represents some of the biggest pharmaceutical and biotech companies ...

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Up & Coming: Ryan Else

Ryan Else

Ryan Else, a combat veteran himself, is passionate about defending veterans in criminal cases, helping them to “hit reset” and get back on their feet while dealing with underlying physical, mental and adjustment problems of returning to civilian life. One ...

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Up & Coming: Charmaine Harris

Charmaine Harris

Charmaine Harris is a second-career attorney whose training and experience as a mechanical engineer dovetail into her practice in the areas of medical-device, products-liability defense and other complex litigation. At Blackwell Burke P.A., she is a lead associate for a ...

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Up & Coming: Eikoku Ikeno

Eikoku Ikeno

Eikoku Ikeno, one of three staff attorneys at the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, calls his work advocating for abandoned, abused or neglected children his dream job. It’s why he went to law school. He graduated from the University of ...

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