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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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Meet Patricia Perez-Jenkins: ‘I get to help people realize dreams’

PATRICIA PEREZ-JENKINS is a solo practitioner who focuses on immigration and family law. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2005 and then practiced with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services before opening her own law firm in St. Paul. What led you to focus on immigration law? I am a child of immigrants. […]

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Meet Pete Radosevich: ‘Everything a small town lawyer is asked to do’

PETE RADOSEVICH is a personal injury, divorce, and litigation attorney practicing in the small town of Esko, between Duluth and Cloquet in northern Minnesota. Born and raised in the Duluth area, he spent 15 years in the Twin Cities before figuring out how to get back home. He also makes some of the best pizza […]

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Meet Johanna Clyborne: ‘In our third year we thought, why not?’

JOHANNA CLYBORNE is a partner and shareholder at Brekke, Clyborne & Ribich, LLC, where she practices in family, criminal, and military family law. She regularly advises on military benefits and Military Pension Division issues. When not practicing law, Johanna actively serves in the Minnesota Army National Guard as a brigade commander, holding the rank colonel. […]

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Meet Blair Nelson: ‘Small firm practice chose me’

Blair Nelson is an MSBA Certified Criminal Law Specialist who has been based in Bemidji since 1996. He is licensed in Minnesota and North Dakota’s State and Federal courts.  He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, and the University of North Dakota School of Law. How would you describe your practice? I […]

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Meet K. Davis Senseman: ‘A Smaller Practice Was Best’

K. Davis Senseman discovered her passion for helping business owners long before she realized her own entrepreneurial leanings. Her ability to understand the needs of business owners creates a relationship beyond attorney and client, and for most clients Davis serves a more comprehensive role as business advisor. Davis Law Office is located within CoCo, the largest […]

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Meet Bradley Frago: ‘The Most Difficult Chapter of Their Lives’

W. BRADLEY FRAGO, Frago & Lasswell, P.A., Northfield, Minnesota, limits his practice to family law, including a substantial alternate dispute resolution practice.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota law school and clerked for the Hon. John J. Weyrens in Litchfield before entering private practice.  Frago serves on the Executive Council of the MSBA Family […]

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Meet Lisa Pluto: Going Where the Clients Are

LISA K. PLUTO practices with Pluto Legal, PLLC, based in Tyler.  She is licensed to practice in Minnesota and Iowa and concentrates in Medical Assistance and Estate Planning.  Pluto is a member of the Wealth Counsel, Hennepin County Medical Assistance Committee, Southern Minnesota Estate Planning Council and the MSBA Probate and Trust Law section. How […]

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Meet Joseph Krueger: Challenges of Small-Town Lawyering

Joseph Krueger is a shareholder with Brown & Krueger in Long Prairie. He graduated from Creighton University School of Law in 2003 with a concentration in Business, Taxation and Commercial Transactions. Krueger serves as the 7th District Representative to the MSBA Assembly and recently joined the Outstate Practice Section Council. How would you describe your […]

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