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The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has recognized 62 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 economically disadvantaged individuals during a calendar year. In 2022, 685 MSBA members made the commitment to serve people with limited means and provided over 71,000 total hours of pro bono service with an estimated value of $17 million in free legal advice.

The MSBA recognized the following Fredrikson attorneys as 2022 North Star Lawyers:

Mimi Alworth
Travis Anderson
Samuel Andre
Jesse Beier
Lukas Boehning
Marielos Cabrera
Olivia Cares
Edward Cassidy
Shana Conklin
Michael Cummings
Clint Cutler
Nyajuok Deng
James Dorsey
Rachel Dougherty
Devin Driscoll
Judy Engel
John Erhart
Michelle Fitch
Leah Flygare
Melissa Hodge
Kayla Hoel
Lousene Hoppe
William Howieson
Leah Huyser
John Koneck
Anne Ladd
Jacob Levine
Kenneth Levinson
Cari Martell
Zachary McFarland
Pari McGarraugh
Dylan Nguyen
Andrew Nick
Sage O’Neil
Sam Orbovich
Thomas Patton
Edward Peilen
Christopher Pham
Zachary Pratt
Jennifer Pusch 
Steve Quam
Natasha Robinson
Gauri Samant
Mark Savin
Karen Schanfield
Elizabeth Schenfisch
Eric Schilling
Sandra Smalley-Fleming
Richard Snyder
John Stout
David Streier
Roxanne Thorelli
Benjamin Tozer
Schuyler Troy
Brandon Underwood
Jordan Vassel
Matthew Webster
Thomas Wheeler
Chantal Wilson
Todd Wind
Allison Woodbury
Ryan Young

Fredrikson provides pro bono legal services to qualifying individuals and organizations that serve the disadvantaged. 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 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 2022 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 350+ 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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