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Breaking the Ice

Jul 2, 2019

Breaking the Ice: ‘One phone call from another adventure’

David Bradley Olsen’s phone rings more often when the Henson Efron shareholder handles another high-profile case.

Jun 26, 2019

Breaking the Ice: Product liability work is constant learning

Alana Bassin, partner at Bowman and Brooke, likes that her product liability work involves more than practicing law.

Jun 19, 2019

Breaking the Ice: 8th Circuit wins continue ‘fight for the little man’

Attorney Jeff Storms, owner at Newmark Storms Dworak in Minneapolis, likes arguing cases at the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jun 12, 2019

Breaking the Ice: Appreciating variety in practice, dining options

Michael Florey’s intellectual property litigation caseload has covered everything from pacemakers and concrete retaining walls to dialysis machines and lawn ornaments.

Jun 5, 2019

Breaking the Ice: Courts beat led former reporter to legal career

Daniel Oberdorfer went from covering attorneys as a newspaper reporter on the courts beat to practicing law as a partner at Stinson.

May 29, 2019

Breaking the Ice: Appellate advocate brings ‘new eyes’ to every subject

Kay Nord Hunt began working as an appellate advocate for Lommen Abdo before there was a Minnesota Court of Appeals.

May 22, 2019

Breaking the Ice: Seeking creative solutions to ‘really big problems’

Name: Christopher Madel Title: Partner, Madel PA Education: B.A., economics & political science, Macalester College; J.D., University of Michigan Law School Christopher Madel describes his niche as a partner at Madel PA in Minneapolis as “the really big problem.” Tackling those problems often involves high-profile investigations, which Madel has done in matters ranging from the[...]

May 14, 2019

Breaking the Ice: ‘Predictable, secure future’ spurred pivot to law school

Matthew Ralph likes tackling antitrust and other complex litigation cases.

May 8, 2019

Breaking the Ice: Business focus drives boutique firm’s new leader

MacGillis founded the firm in 2003 with Craig Trepanier.

May 1, 2019

Breaking the Ice: IP practice grows with move to new firm

Kris Fredrick, partner at Quarles & Brady, is expanding his intellectual property practice.

Apr 25, 2019

Breaking the Ice: Public service passion leads from Capitol to Fair

Attorney Nancy Haas, who chairs the governmental relations division in Messerli Kramer’s St. Paul office, lobbies on clients’ behalf at every legislative session. Lobbying work aside, a yearly highlight for Haas, a licensed peace officer, is serving on the State Fair police force.

Apr 19, 2019

Breaking the Ice: From restaurant industry to U.S. Supreme Court win

Mark Fiddler’s first career was in the restaurant business. But something was missing. “Serving rich people,” Fiddler said, “wasn’t feeding the intellectual passion and my desire to change the world.”

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