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110 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys were named by Best Lawyers® in its 2022 ranking reports. 84 Fredrikson attorneys were recognized in The Best Lawyers in America.© Eight of these attorneys were also named a “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. Only one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”

Best Lawyers named 26 Fredrikson attorneys in The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch© 2022, recognizing attorneys who have been in practice for five to nine years and have displayed outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

Best Lawyers® 2022 “Lawyer of the Year”

Des Moines, Iowa
Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Bismarck, North Dakota
Des Moines, Iowa
  • Philip S. Bubb – Litigation - Construction, Litigation - Real Estate
  • Bret A. Dublinske – Communications Law, Energy Regulatory Law
  • R. Scott Johnson – Trademark Law
  • Bridget R. Penick – Employment Law - Management, Immigration Law, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • Emily S. Pontius – Employment Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • J. Marc Ward – Banking and Finance Law, Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Law, Financial Services Regulation Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Fargo, North Dakota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch© 2022

Des Moines, Iowa
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. From around the world, almost 108,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers has received over 13 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

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 fredlaw.comLinkedIn or @FredriksonLaw.

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