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Meet Heidi Hovis: ‘Rural communities have opportunities for new lawyers’

HEIDI HOVIS worked as an Ameri-Corps VISTA and licensed social worker before going to law school. As an attorney, Heidi practiced in White Earth Band of Ojibwe’s tribal court before becoming a legal aid attorney in rural Minnesota. In her current role, Heidi is an enforcement officer with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.  Tell […]

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Meet Greg Bucher: ‘I enjoy the diversity of a rural practice’

GREG BUCHER is a native of southwest Minnesota. After graduating from Southwest State University (now Southwest Minnesota State University) he worked several years in agricultural equipment finance. He obtained his J.D. from William Mitchell in 1999, and eventually escaped the Twin Cities metro area to join Stoneberg, Giles & Stroup, P.A. in 2005. Greg, his […]

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Meet Jeanine Hill: ‘If only I could be in two places at once…’

JEANINE HILL is an experienced general practice attorney with the law firm of Meyer & Njus, P.A., in downtown Minneapolis. She is also a judge for the Sokaogon Chippewa Community located in Crandon, Wisconsin. Jeanine has a passion for helping others in the legal and general community due in part to her diverse background. She […]

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Meet Gerald Wallace: ‘A great place to work and solve problems’

GERALD WALLACE, a native of Duluth, focuses his practice in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family, Estate, Probate, and Real Estate. He received his undergraduate degree from Hamline University and his J.D. from the University of Dayton (Ohio). He is married with two children.   What led you to open a solo practice right after […]

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Meet Camille Bryant: ‘I wanted to have a more direct, positive impact on others’

After nearly a decade as an engineer at 3M, CAMILLE BRYANT left to attend law school. She has worked as a state public defender since graduating from law school. Tell us about your work as an assistant public defender. I work and advocate for people who have been charged with a crime and are unable […]

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Meet Elizabeth Brotten: ‘Reputation-building begins on day one’

ELIZABETH BROTTEN is a shareholder at Lind, Jensen, Sullivan & Peterson, P.A. She focuses her practice on defending product manufacturers, suppliers, and installers in high-risk product liability and toxic tort cases. She currently serves on national steering committees for the Defense Research Institutes’ Toxic Tort and Environmental Law and Women in the Law. Locally, she […]

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Meet Paul H. Grinde: ‘Lawyers like to talk. Don’t.

PAUL H. GRINDE graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1980 and from Hamline University School of law (now Mitchell Hamline) in 1984. He joined a law firm in Rochester in 1985, married a very patient and tolerant lawyer in 1987, and with her produced two wonderful and enjoyable children. They are on their second […]

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Meet Joshua Newville: ‘Take time to understand what motivates you’

Joshua Newville is a civil rights and employment law litigator at Madia Law in Minneapolis. A self-described “cause lawyer,” Newville is committed to confronting discrimination and unfair treatment. A Wisconsin native, he attended undergrad and law school at the University of Minnesota. Despite graduating only four years ago, Newville has already handled several high profile […]

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Meet Allison Marshall & Jenna Westby

‘There are lots of ways to assist clients on a limited scope basis’ ALLISON L. MARSHALL was admitted to practice in 2005. After a two-and-a-half-year judicial clerkship, she opened her own solo law firm focusing on family law. In 2011, she co-founded LEGALnudge. JENNA C. WESTBY was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 2006. She […]

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Meet Andrew Shaw: ‘You wear many hats’

ANDREW SHAW was born and raised in northern Minnesota and then lived in various places until settling in Alaska. After working as an insurance adjuster in remote places, he followed a lifelong desire to attend law school and return to northern Minnesota. He graduated from William Mitchell in 1989 and has practiced law throughout northern […]

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