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The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 55 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 the 2019 calendar year. In 2019, 884 MSBA members made the commitment to serve people with limited means and provided over 97,500 total hours of pro bono service with an estimated value of $24.3 million in free legal advice.

The MSBA recognized the following Fredrikson attorneys as 2019 North Star Lawyers:

Beverley L. Adams
Samuel M. Andre
Jacob J. Baer
Kyle A. Barlow
Lukas S. Boehning
Robert C. Boisvert
Gail F. Brandt
David P. Bunde
Joseph J. Cassioppi
Emily M. Chad
Clinton E. Cutler
Daniel P. Deveny
Rachel L. Dougherty
Erin M. Edgerton
Malissa C. Eng
John J. Erhart
Kevin P. Goodno
Kayla C. Hoel
Lousene M. Hoppe
Angela M. Horel
Noah M. Huisman
Loan T. Huynh
Leah M. Huyser
Gracie Hyland
Leah C. Janus
Natalie D. Kadievitch
Patrick J. Kelly
Steven R. Kinsella
John M. Koneck
Kristin LeBre
Jessie Lu
Barbara Marchevsky
David R. Marshall
Bryan J. Morben
Edgar R. Ocampo
Penny S. Oleson
Samuel Orbovich
Katie A. Perleberg
Jeffrey W. Post
Jennifer R. Pusch
Kevin C. Riach
Gauri S. Samant
Karen G. Schanfield
Jessica R. Sharpe
Sandra Smalley-Fleming
James H. Snelson
Richard D. Snyder
Erik A. Splett
Jeffrey C. Story
John H. Stout
Ashley R. Thronson
Benjamin R. Tozer
Haley Waller Pitts
Matthew Webster
Ashley W. Wilson

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, view our Pro Bono & Community Service page.

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, 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 2019 North Star Lawyers is available here.

Fredrikson & Byron is a 300-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, 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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