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North Star Lawyers LogoThe Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 74 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 2020 calendar year. In 2020, 757 MSBA members made the commitment to serve people with limited means and provided over 86,000 total hours of pro bono service with an estimated value of $21.5 million in free legal advice.

The MSBA recognized the following Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2020 North Star Lawyers:

Jacob M. Abdo

Beverley L. Adams

Kristy L. Albrecht

Samuel M. Andre

Jacob J. Baer

James L. Baillie

Jesse C. Beier

Larry J. Berg

Lukas S. Boehning

Matthew T. Boos

Gail F. Brandt

Philip S. Bubb

David P. Bunde

Olivia E. Cares

Edward Q. Cassidy

Joseph J. Cassioppi

Emily M. Chad

Michael R. Cummings

Clint E. Cutler

Daniel P. Deveny

Joseph T. Dixon, III

James E. Dorsey

Rachel L. Dougherty

Erin M. Edgerton Hall

Malissa C. Eng

John J. Erhart

Mary L. Fee

Leah K. Flygare

Dulce J. Foster

Jacob P. Harris

Melissa R. Hodge

Christian V. Hokans

Lousene M. Hoppe

Noah M. Huisman

Leah M. Huyser

Gracie Hyland

Leigh-Erin Irons

Leah C. Janus

Jade B. Jorgenson

Patrick J. Kelly

John M. Koneck

Ann M. Ladd

Jacob D. Levine

Lynn S. Linné

Warren E. Mack

Barbara Marchevsky

Pari I. McGarraugh

Amanda M. Mills

Nicole M. Moen

Bryan J. Morben

Katie A. Perleberg

Zachary S. Pratt

Jennifer R. Pusch

Kurt R. Rempe

Kristy Dahl Rogers

Mark D. Savin

Karen G. Schanfield

Jessica R. Sharpe

Sandra Smalley-Fleming

James H. Snelson

Richard D. Snyder

Erik A. Splett

Anupama D. Sreekanth

Matthew L. Stortz

David M. Streier

Nicole A. Swisher

Roxanne N. Thorelli

Ashley R. Thronson

David B. Tibbals

Benjamin R. Tozer

Sarah E. Tucher

Haley Waller Pitts

Matthew P. Webster

Ryan C. Young

Fredrikson & Byron 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 2020 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 300+ attorneys are based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, Mankato, St. Paul, Saltillo, Mexico, and Shanghai, China. Learn more at, LinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.

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