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The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 49 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 2021 calendar year. In 2021, 747 MSBA members made the commitment to serve people with limited means and provided over 81,000 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 2021 North Star Lawyers:

Kristy Albrecht
Jesse Beier
Larry Berg
Lukas Boehning
David Bunde
Marielos Cabrera
Joseph Cassioppi
Clint Cutler
Joseph Dixon III
Rachel Dougherty
Devin Driscoll
Erin Edgerton Hall
John Erhart
Dulce Foster
Melissa Hodge
Lousene Hoppe
William Howieson
Leah Janus
Jade Jorgenson
Gregory Karpenko
John Koneck
Ann Ladd
Navita Lakhram
David Lillehaug
Barbara Marchevsky
David Marshall
Pari McGarraugh
Erik Money
Bryan Morben
Christopher Pham
Zachary Pratt
Jennifer Pusch
Kristy Rogers
Karen Schanfield
Jessica Sharpe
Sandra Smalley-Fleming
Andrea Snook
Richard Snyder
Adam Steinert
John Stout
David Streier
Roxanne Thorelli
Ashley Thronson
Alyssa Troje
Brandon Underwood
Matthew Webster
Allison Woodbury
Roger Yang
Ryan 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 2021 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 340+ 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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