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The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 59 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as North Star Lawyers. North Star Lawyers are MSBA members who have provided 50 hours or more of pro bono service to low-income individuals or organizations that serve economically disadvantaged individuals during the 2017 calendar year. In 2017, over 928 MSBA members made the commitment to serve people with limited means and provided over 106,400 total hours of pro bono service with an estimated value of $21,300,000 in free legal advice.

The MSBA recognized the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2017 North Star Lawyers:

Kristy L. Albrecht

Elizabeth L. Alvine

Nadja Baer

Jonathan P. Baker

F. Charles Bennett

Frank B. Bennett

Gail F. Brandt

Ashley D. Brosius

David P. Bunde

Edward Q. Cassidy

Joseph J. Cassioppi

Aleida Ortega Conners

Ingrid N. Culp

Clinton E. Cutler

Joseph T. Dixon, III

Christopher J. Dolan

James E. Dorsey

John J. Erhart

Dulce J. Foster

Aron J. Frakes

Michael Ginzburg

Laurie E. Hartman

Lousene M. Hoppe

Angela M. Horel

Loan T. Huynh

Leah Janus

Jade B. Jorgenson

Steven Z. Kaplan

Gregory E. Karpenko

Youn-Jin Kim

John M. Koneck

Debra J. Linder

Warren E. Mack

David R. Marshall

Pari I. McGarraugh

Alissa N. Mitchell

Andrew M. Nick

Carl J. Numrich

Samuel Orbovich

Katie A. Perleberg

Christopher D. Pham

Jeffrey W. Post

Anne M. Radolinski

Robert K. Ranum

Kevin C. Riach

Debra A. Schneider

Richard D. Snyder

Erik A. Splett

Anupama D. Sreekanth

Matthew L. Stortz

John H. Stout

Ashley R. Thronson

Benjamin R. Tozer

Emily A. Unger

Bradley J. Wallace

Marie E. Williams

John F. Wurm

Ryan C. Young

Aubrey J. Zuger

The MSBA is committed to closing the justice gap for low-income Minnesotans by connecting members with opportunities to serve legal services clients. Through presentations, trainings, recognition and articles, the MSBA promotes the value and importance of pro bono work, as expressed in Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The MSBA also supports ProJusticeMN, a collaboration with the Legal Services State Support Center and Pro Bono Net designed to provide a central online resource for pro bono lawyers. A complete list of 2017 North Star Lawyers is available here.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Fredrikson & Byron has a reputation as the firm “where law and business meet”. Our attorneys bring business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to work with clients, and operate as business advisors and strategic partners, as well as legal counselors. More information about the firm is available at Follow us on LinkedIn and on Twitter @FredriksonLaw.

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