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Breaking the Ice

Kimberly Slay Holmes
Apr 6, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Alumna inducted into law school’s Hall of Fame

Kimberly Slay Holmes, a commercial litigator in Spencer Fane’s Minneapolis office, “never dreamed” she would receive the honor she got last weekend with her induction into the Southern University Law Center Hall of Fame.

Walter Lehmann
Mar 30, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Drawn to museums, lawyer finds his niche

Walter Lehmann’s practice includes employment, tax and business matters, among other familiar areas, but in an uncommon context — museum law.

Sarah Dannecker
Mar 23, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Attorney leads national firm’s women’s group

Sarah Dannecker, an associate in Ballard Spahr’s Minneapolis office, brings her perspective as a female attorney of color to leadership of Ballard Women, the national firm’s business resource group for women attorneys.

Amanda Cialkowski
Mar 16, 2023

Breaking the Ice: New NJL president gains additional honors

Amanda Cialkowski’s selection as Nilan Johnson Lewis’ new president adds to recent honors for the corporate trial lawyer and firm shareholder.

Joelle Lester
Mar 9, 2023

Breaking the Ice: New center director continues health equity work

Joelle Lester is continuing to promote health equity — while helping to counter laws and industry actors that negatively affect communities — as the new executive director of the Public Health Law Center at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

X. Kevin Zhao
Mar 2, 2023

Breaking the Ice: ‘Humbled’ to join judicial selection commission

Greene Espel attorney X. Kevin Zhao is “humbled and honored” with his recent appointment to the state’s Commission on Judicial Selection.

Calandra Revering
Feb 23, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Mentoring, representation fuel defense attorney

Calandra Revering never saw a Black female attorney while growing up, which was part of why she went to law school.

Justin Page
Feb 16, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Speaking up for people with disabilities

Justin Page, who has worked with people with disabilities for two decades, is representing their perspective as a newly appointed member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.

Jevon Bindman
Feb 9, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Maslon attorney specializes as a generalist

New Maslon partner Jevon Bindman was weighing whether to specialize in a practice area or “specialize in being a generalist.” 

Mark Bradford
Feb 2, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Partners find ‘new excitement’ at new firm

Mark Bradford didn’t want to face “what ifs” at the end of his legal career. That’s partly why he joined with three other experienced lawyers to launch their new firm, Bradford Andresen Norrie & Camarotto.

Laurie Huotari
Jan 26, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Attorney hopes leading office will inspire others

Laurie Huotari jokes that her younger self would not believe where she is now. In her case, effective in January, that means leading a group of 19 attorneys as the newly named office managing partner of Stoel Rives’ Minneapolis office.

Pat Martin
Jan 19, 2023

Breaking the Ice: Attorney’s call brought national firm to Minneapolis

Pat Martin has gone from making a cold call that prompted Ogletree Deakins to open its Minneapolis office to leading the location as office managing shareholder.

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