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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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Meet Munazza Humayun: ‘Your role is to be a public servant’

MUNAZZA HUMAYUN is a human services judge at the Minnesota Department of Human Services. She previously worked as an unemployment law judge and appellate attorney at the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. She is a trained mediator and active volunteer at the Conflict Resolution Center in Minneapolis.   What led you to seek […]

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Meet Claudia Revermann: ‘I decide what I will focus on’

CLAUDIA REVERMANN practices in the areas of trust and estate planning, taxation, business law, and family law. She is also a certified public accountant. Prior to practicing law, she worked in a large regional accounting firm, doing tax compliance and lending litigation support to family law attorneys and their clients. After working in other law firms […]

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Meet Greg Schieber: ‘I knew I wanted to come back’

Greg Schieber grew up in Caledonia, Minnesota, and returned to the area to practice law in nearby Harmony—joining Richard Nethercut, who for the prior 24 years had served as Harmony’s only lawyer. Schieber presently focuses on real estate, family law, municipal law, some civil litigation, and many of the other little things inherent in a […]

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Meet Heather Gilbert: ‘Discovering the passion that drives you’

HEATHER GILBERT, president of Gilbert Law PLLC, represents individuals with disability discrimination claims against medical providers, employers, and public entities. She is fluent in American Sign Language and is the only attorney in Minnesota who is also a court-certified sign language interpreter. Gilbert Law, known as Minnesota’s “deaf-friendly” law firm, provides a wide-array of legal […]

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Meet Judge Tim Looby: ‘Don’t overlook the golden opportunities’

The Honorable TIMOTHY LOOBY is a state district court judge in the First Judicial District. He is chambered in Sibley County, but travels regularly to serve in other counties in the district. Tell us about your transition to the bench after 30 years of private practice.  When I was initially appointed and spent my first […]

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Meet Joseph Leoni: ‘In a small community, work never leaves you’

JOSEPH LEONI, who received his JD from William Mitchell College of Law, has practiced law for 31 years—the first 15 in the Twin Cities, and the past 16 of them with the Trenti Law Firm in Virginia, Minnesota. He handles civil trial work, with a primary focus on personal injury cases, but also handles criminal […]

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