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From upper left clockwise: Eva Mendelsohn, Kevin Rhodes, Colette Durst, Cheryl Hamilton of 3M; and Sybil Dunlop, Amran Farah, Faris Rashid, Anna Tobin, Kevin Zhao, Nicholas Scheiner and Holley Horrell of Greene Espel.
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: 3M N95 Mask Seizure Litigation

Amid the pandemic, 3M saw plenty of companies selling fraudulent versions of its N95 face masks.

Bair Hugger MDL Plaintiffs
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: Bair Hugger MDL Plaintiffs

A team of attorneys led by Meshbesher & Spence managed the rare feat of convincing a federal district court to reinstate litigation over a 3M Bair-Hugger product that hospitals use to warm patients before, during and after surgeries.

From left: Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ann Bildtsen and Bahram Samie, and Rebecca Stillman, Justin Perl and Anne Robertson of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid. Bahram Samie is a Circle of Excellence honoree.
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: Brown, Lee, and Young v. Reese Pfeiffer and United States v. Pfeiffer

These two lawsuits, a collaboration between Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid and the U.S. Department of Justice, per-manently removed a dangerous landlord from property management.

From left: Michael Hall III, Mara Brust, Kate Hockin and Mike Hall Sr.
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: The Hall Law Team

Last year Minneapolis-based Hall Law PA teamed up to win a $6.7 million jury verdict and three of the top 10 auto-RFN settlements in Minnesota history.

From left, Tim Lessman, Knutson + Casey; Josh Peck, Jeff Anderson and Associates; Rich Ruohonen, TSR Injury Law. Not pictured is Randy Knutson of Knutson + Casey.
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: Minor Does v. The Hills Youth and Family Services

In the summer of 2018, a group of boys ran away from The Hills Youth and Family Services, a juvenile detention and treatment center in Duluth.

Mohamed Noor Appellate Team
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: Mohamed Noor appellate team

The case of convicted former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor ended up turning on a key factor: What constitutes a depraved mind?

From left: Jess Braverman of Gender Justice, Andrew Davis of Stinson LLP, Christy L. Hall of Gender Justice and; Timothy Griffin of Stinson LLP. Inset are David McKinney, top, and Teresa Nelson of ACLU Minnesota.
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: N.H. v. Anoka Hennepin School District

In 2017, the Anoka-Hennepin School District prohibited a transgender high school student who identified as male from using the boy’s locker room — which he had been doing for months without incident.

Nicholas Wanka and Kristi Nielsen of the Office of the Attorney General
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: Protecting Minnesotans from Medicaid Fraud, State v. Remona Lysa Brown

When health care providers defraud the Medicaid system, the expense not only comes out of taxpayers’ pockets, it also prevents other vulnerable people in need from receiving health care services they deserve.

From left: Adam Welle, Caitlin Micko, Katherine Kelly and Eric Maloney of the Office of the Attorney General.
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: Protecting Tenants as Consumers, State v. Steven Meldahl

Consumer protection laws are typically viewed as protecting those who purchase goods or services. However, as Assistant Attorney General Katherine Kelly says, “Every AG has their own flavor of things they want to pursue.”

From left: Randi Winter, Donald Heeman and Jessica Nelson of Spencer Fane; and Laurie Quinn of Wells Fargo.
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: ResCap Liquidating Trust Litigation Team

A Spencer Fane team of attorneys closed out a major case last year involving residential mortgage originator GMAC-RFC (ResCap).

Jamie Kurtz, inset, and, from left, Nathaniel Moore, Haynes Hansen, Munir Meghjee, Jeff Gleason and Jaime Wing
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: RightCHOICE Managed Care, Inc. et al v. Hospital Partners Inc. Case Team

John Grisham hasn’t written any legal thrillers about medi-cal fraud cases, but a team of attorneys in the Health Care Practice group of Robins Kaplan is fine with that.

Fom left: Scott M. Flaherty of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister; Peter J. Farrell and Jason Marisam of the Office of the Attorney General
Feb 18, 2022

2021 Attorneys of the Year: Shefa v. Attorney General Keith Ellison, et al.

Delving into late 19th century source materials from the Minnesota Historical Society is not a routine part of the job for Scott M. Flaherty, an appellate attorney with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Minneapolis.

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