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Attorneys of the Year

Clockwise, from top left: Craig Deutsch, Joseph Herriges, Jennifer Huang, Dorothy Whelan, Grace Kim
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: LKQ Corp., et al. v. GM Global Technology Operations LLC

General Motors has thousands of car design patents that must be protected against infringement by other manufacturers.

Clockwise, from top left: Benjamen C. Linden, Christopher K. Larus, David Prange, Emily Tremblay, Rajin S. Olson
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: MPAY v. Erie Custom Computer Applications Inc., and Payroll World, Inc.

On June 14, 2022, a Minnesota federal jury issued a complete defense verdict (no liability on all counts) in favor of Erie Custom Computer Applications Inc. and Pay-roll World Inc., two second-generation, family-owned companies that develop and license payroll processing software.

Clockwise, from top left: Eren Sutherland, Justin Page, Justin Perl, Steve Pincus, Pete McElligott, Laura Farley
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: Murphy et al. v. Harpstead

On July 27, 2022, District Judge Donovan Frank granted preliminary approval to a settlement agreement reached by the parties in Murphy et al. v. Harpstead, ending a six-year battle for the rights of a class of people with disabilities living in group homes.

From left: Donald Chance Mark Jr., David E. Runck and Sharon Van Dyck
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: Nathan C. McGuire v. Julie A. Bowlin

When Nathan McGuire was named varsity girls basketball coach at Woodbury High School in 2013, it was affirmation of his success coaching at a smaller private school.

From left: Holly Dolejsi, Timothy Purdon, Tara Sutton
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: National Prescription Opiate Litigation

Native American tribes have suffered disproportionally high addiction and death rates during the opioid epidemic, so they wanted to make sure they were included in the mass tort settlements that have been reached with drug manufacturers and distributors in recent years.

From left: Dennis Stewart, Michelle Looby, Mickey Stevens
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: O.M., by and through her parent and guardian, K.C. Moultrie v. National Women’s Soccer League LLC

Most antitrust lawsuits that attorney Michelle Looby works on involve complex matters of price fixing or business monopolies. They can include a number of com-panies and take years to resolve.

From left: Andrew Dosdall, Jack Perry, Maren Forde
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: Pitman Farms v. Kuehl Poultry, LLC, et al

A seemingly simple “open-and-shut” case can sometimes morph into a precedent-setting litigation gauntlet.

From left: Abby Sunberg, Michael P. Boulette, Seungwon Chung
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: Pooley v. Pooley

In September 2022, Michael P. Boulette, Seungwon R. Chung, and Abby N. Sunberg of Taft Stettinious & Hollister LLP won a Minnesota Supreme Court decision in-tended to protect disadvantaged spouses by ensuring district court supervision over the division of all their assets.

From left: Arielle Wagner, Kate Baxter-Kauf, Kristen Marttila
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: State of Minnesota v. Stevenson

The successful overturn of a conviction is rare, especially for pro bono attorneys. But a team of Lockridge Grindal Nauen lawyers accomplished that in 2022.

Patrick Arenz, Robins Kaplan LLP
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: Patrick Arenz

In early September 2015, Brian Short murdered his wife and three children before dying by suicide in their Greenwood, Minnesota, home.

Alana Bassin, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: Alana Bassin

Alana Bassin bookended 2022 by successfully defending a multinational conglomerate in a $400 million jury demand in a month-long Texas trial last February and March and, late last year, helping get a Massachusetts state judge to exclude a main expert in a multi-plaintiff consolidated action against Bassin’s client, Boston Scientific.

Christopher Cadem
Feb 16, 2023

2022 Attorneys of the Year: Christopher Cadem

When a romantic relationship goes sour, and bad behavior between exes begins, one partner will sometimes file for a “harassment restraining order” (HRO) to im-pose restrictions on the aggressor.

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