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The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has recognized 71 Fredrikson 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 them during a calendar year. In 2023, 736 MSBA members made the commitment to serve people with limited means and provided over 79,800 total hours of pro bono service with an estimated value of $20 million in free legal advice.

The MSBA recognized the following Fredrikson attorneys as 2023 North Star Lawyers:

Samuel M. Andre
Cody M. Bauer
Jesse C. Beier
Claire E. Beyer
David P. Bunde
Olivia E. Cares
Edward Q. Cassidy
Shana N. Conklin
Nathan D. Converse
Ryan Cox
Michael R. Cummings
Clinton E. Cutler
Nyajuok Y. Deng
Janet M. Dorr
James E. Dorsey
Rachel L. Dougherty
Devin T. Driscoll
Erin M. Edgerton Hall
Kara M. Ellingson
John J. Erhart
Jeremy P. Greenhouse
Mary E. Heath
Melissa R. Hodge
Lousene M. Hoppe

William M. Howieson
Loan T. Huynh
Alethea M. Huyser
Eldri L. Johnson
John M. Koneck
Geoffrey W.B. Koslig
Ann M. Ladd
Kenneth S. Levinson
Emani Y. Marshall-Loving
Cari L. Martell
Kelsey J. McElveen
Zachary S. McFarland
Pari I. McGarraugh
Bryan J. Morben
Dylan Nguyen
Andrew M. Nick
Shantal M. Pai
Thomas M. Patton
Christopher D. Pham
Jennifer R. Pusch
Steven J. Quam
Natasha Townes Robinson
Anne Rondoni Tavernier
Karen G. Schanfield

Eric H. Schilling
Manda M. Sertich
Jessica R. Sharpe
Sandra Smalley-Fleming
Richard D. Snyder
Anupama D. Sreekanth
Adam R. Steinert
John H. Stout
Jacob T. Strinden
Roxanne N. Thorelli
Ashley R. Thronson
David B. Tibbals
Benjamin R. Tozer
Alyssa M. Troje
Schuyler G. Troy
Panhia Vang
Jonathan B. Vessey
Mark W. Vyvyan
Matthew P. Webster
Thomas Wheeler
Jennifer K. Wichelman
Chantal M. Wilson
Allison O. Woodbury

Fredrikson provides pro bono legal services to qualifying individuals and organizations that serve people with low income. We applaud the MBSA for promoting and recognizing pro bono work and proudly recognize our lawyers for their service. Now, more than ever, Fredrikson remains committed to providing pro bono legal services to those in need. For more information about Fredrikson’s pro bono efforts, visit our Pro Bono page.

The MSBA is committed to reducing barriers to civil justice 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, a collaboration with Legal Services State Support and Pro Bono Net designed to provide a central online resource for pro bono lawyers. A complete list of 2023 North Star Lawyers is available here.

Fredrikson & Byron is a leading Midwest law firm working collaboratively to help businesses achieve their goals regionally, nationally and globally. With 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. The firm’s 375+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Ames, Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Madison, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.


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