Lawyer Magazine_Winter 2020

Erin Gross and Brian Gross JD ’10 welcomed their third child, Landon Joseph (pictured below), on March 18, 2020. Landon is the happiest little guy and definitely the best thing to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Erin is also now

(2) and Ambrose “Ro” (3). Extra points for adorable nicknames, Kelsey. Nickey Kettwick is the new Hennepin County Bar Association Secretary. She will serve as the HCBA President in 2023-24. Nickey is a partner at Brandt Criminal Defense. Matt Roby is coming up on three years as City Attorney in Watertown, South Dakota, his hometown.Way to give back, Matt, and well done. Matt writes that serving as a municipal attorney was certainly not on his radar during law school, but the variety of work the role provides suits himwell. If we had a dime for every cool thing that was not on our radar during law school … John Sandy and his lovely wife, Liz, welcomed their fourth child, Claire Elizabeth Sandy, and she is a beauty (pictured below). Congratulations to John on his thriving practice in Okoboji, Iowa, and his growing family.

in personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Outside of work, Nate and his wife Jess are raising their two girls while she pursues her MBA and works with Habitat for Humanity and he coaches wrestling and mock trial. They also occasionally wave to Boe and Casey Piras when passing each other on the local bike paths, but haven’t seen Mike Kemp on any bike trails. Sarah Driever welcomed twin boys, Ari and Archer, into the world in February (pictured below). They were born at 26 weeks, forfeiting their third trimester (overachievers?) and stayed in the hospital until August. They are both fighters like their mama, but are doing well and Sarah’s family is happy to have them home. Congratulations Sarah!

Minneapolis and wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines) about 4 weeks before the global pandemic brought air travel to a screeching halt. She lives in Woodbury with her 3-year-old son Francis – and they both are looking forward to traveling again soon! Class of 2010 Send your 2010 class notes

and photos to Meghann Kantke or Garin Strobl (

Greetings to the Class of 2010 in these political, pandemical, Unprecedented Times™. Thank you for your updates and we cheer you staying the course in your professional and personal lives.We are proud of your accomplishments, commend you on your growing families, and hope to gather and celebrate with you some other year as a ten-year reunion wasn’t in the cards (obvs). Thanks, 2020. In this year of years, good things are happening: Frank Aba-Onu is President of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers for 2020-21. Frank is legal counsel for Prime Therapeutics (Bloomington) Congratulations to Mike Boulette for receiving the 2020 American Bar Association Family Law Section’s Jean Crowe Pro Bono Award! Nick Fahey popped up to just say hi. Update or no, we love to get a proof-of-life. Hi, Nick! Brian Gross and Erin Gross JD ’09 welcomed their third child, Landon Joseph, on March 18, 2020. Landon is the happiest little guy and definitely the best thing to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic.Welcome, Landon! See photo in Class of 2009 notes. Kelsey Karls started in a legal consulting role at Principal Financial Group, after her division atWells Fargo was sold to PFG. Kelsey and husband, Nick Karls JD ‘12 are enjoying lake life with their two sons, Julius “Juicey”

a shareholder at Heacox, Hartman, Koshmrl, Cosgriff, Johnson, Lane & Feenstra, P.A. (St. Paul). Her practice focuses exclusively on the defense of both self-insured and insured employers and insurance companies in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation in Minnesota andWisconsin. Congrats to Erin and Brian! Kelly Gundersen and Matthew Wilcox JD ‘10 also welcomed a daughter this summer, Lauren Katherine. Congratulations, Matt and Kelly, andwelcome, baby Lauren. Matt Loven is a shareholder at Messerli Kramer practicing real estate law. This year Matt has also been able to put his city attorney experience to use and developed expertise in municipal helicopter law in Minnesota when he prevented the construction and use of private helipads in East Gull Lake. TomMastroianni now practices at Elder Care Law Center LLC (Philadelphia, PA). Tom’s practice focuses on Medicaid planning, estate planning, guardianships, and nursing home litigation. Katharine Tinucci started a new role as Director of Communications at Endeavor Air (a regional airline based in

Zaylore Stout has been an active board member of Quorum, the Twin Cities LGBTQ+ and Allied Chamber of Commerce, where he represented Minnesota as a small business owner at an Out for Biden - Small Business Event. Zaylore will also be speaking at the California Public Utilities Commission En Banc meeting regarding expanding the state’s supplier diversity efforts to include disability- owned business enterprises (DOBE).

Jake Grassel and Susan Grassel JD ’11 welcomed Madeleine Sophie Grassel into their family on May 14, 2020. Congratulations! Big brother JJ (5) and big sister Lucy (2 ½) were beyond excited and the entire family is still adjusting to life as a family of five during COVID-19 times. See the Grassel family picture in the Class of 2011 notes.

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