Fredrikson & Byron Attorneys Recognized as North Star Lawyers

June 10, 2020

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) recognized 55 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 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 & Byron 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 & 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 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.

Media Contact: Kelly Griffith, 612.492.7514,