Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Named 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

July 5, 2017

Super Lawyers Magazine recognized 32 Fredrikson & Byron attorneys as 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers and 21 attorneys as Minnesota Rising Stars.

John M. Koneck, President of Fredrikson & Byron, was named in the list of Top 10 Minnesota Super Lawyers, and attorney Dulce J. Foster was listed as one of Minnesota’s Top 50 Women Attorneys. The list of the Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers included attorneys Clinton E. Cutler and Terrence J. Fleming. 

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only the top 5 percent of attorneys in Minnesota are included in the annual Super Lawyers list. A full list of honorees can be found at

Rising Star candidates must go through the same selection process as Super Lawyers but need to be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in Minnesota are named to the Rising Stars list.

Fredrikson & Byron’s 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers

James L. Baillie – Bankruptcy: Business
Larry J. Berg – Real Estate
Robert C. Boisvert – Employment & Labor
William J. Brody – Estate & Probate
Clinton E. Cutler – Bankruptcy: Business
Christopher J. Dolan – Real Estate
James E. Dorsey – Business Litigation
Terrence J. Fleming – Business Litigation
Dulce J. Foster – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Lynn M. Gardin – Banking
Karen L. Grandstrand – Banking
Mark W. Greiner – Estate & Probate
Lousene M. Hoppe – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Christopher B. Hunt – Estate & Probate
Gregory E. Karpenko – Business Litigation
Sean P. Kearney – Mergers & Acquisitions
John M. Koneck – Real Estate
John W. Lundquist – Criminal Defense: White Collar
David R. Marshall – Business Litigation
Thomas R. Muck – Tax
Ryan T. Murphy – Bankruptcy: Business
John G. Patterson – Construction Litigation
Anne M. Radolinski – Employment & Labor
Mary S. Ranum – Real Estate
Richard A. Ross – Employment Litigation: Defense
Howard A. Roston – Eminent Domain
Karen G. Schanfield – Employment & Labor
Dale J. Schoonover – Estate & Probate
Joseph M. Sokolowski – Employment Litigation: Defense
Rachna B. Sullivan – Business Litigation
Thomas R. Wilhelmy – Tax
Todd A. Wind – Business Litigation 

Fredrikson & Byron’s 2017 Minnesota Rising Stars

Pamela Abbate-Dattilo – Employment & Labor
Kristin N. Blenkush – Real Estate
James C. Brand – Bankruptcy: Business
Joseph J. Cassioppi – Business Litigation
Nikola L. Datzov – Intellectual Property Litigation
Grant D. Fairbairn – Intellectual Property Litigation
Ron Garber – Mergers & Acquisitions
Krista A.P. Hatcher – Employment & Labor
Sten-Erik Hoidal – Business Litigation
Steven R. Kinsella – Bankruptcy: Business
Patrick D.J. Mahlberg – Eminent Domain 
Nicole M. Moen – General Litigation
Nicholas J. Monson – Real Estate
Timothy M. O’Shea – Intellectual Property Litigation
Sarah M. Olson – Bankruptcy: Business
Christopher D. Pham – Securities Litigation 
Lindsey A. Remakel – Environmental
Kevin C. Riach – Criminal Defense: White Collar
Adam R. Steinert – Intellectual Property Litigation
Benjamin R. Tozer – Eminent Domain
Haley Waller Pitts – Energy & Resources 

Fredrikson & Byron is a 275-attorney law firm based in Minneapolis, with offices in Bismarck, Des Moines, Fargo, 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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