Lawyer Magazine_Winter 2020

Class of 2019 Send your 2019 class notes and photos to Meredith McKnight ( or Bri Whiting (brwhit122@ Lee Benin started a new position as an associate at HKM, P.A., after his Court of Appeals clerkship ended in August. He concentrates on product liability litigation, transportation litigation, commercial litigation, and appellate law. Evangeline Dhawan accepted a position at the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota in March. She is an Archbishop Ireland Justice Fellow, and her fellowship is funded by St. Thomas and Ramsey County. She works primarily with individuals from Ramsey County, assisting themwith naturalization, removal defense, and other immigration matters. Kaitlyn Hennessy now practices at Bassford Remele (Minneapolis). Kaitlyn focuses her practice on the areas of consumer law defense, professional liability, insurance coverage, organizational liability, and construction. Prior to joining Bassford Remele, Kaitlyn served as a law clerk for the Honorable

Luis Alberto SerranoMollinos , LL.M. in U.S. Law , is working as a Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chile. His focus is on international organizations, such as the UN, OAS, and the International Law Commission. Sarah Sullivan and her husband welcomed a son in August! Milo Henry Sullivan (pictured below) was born on August 15, 2020.

liability, employment litigation/ advice, consumer lawdefense, and real estate litigation at Bassford Remele (Minneapolis). Congrats on these big accomplishments,Molly! Kayla Kinezle completed a clerkship at theMinnesota Court of Appeals and started as an AssociateAttorney at Nichols Kaster, PLLP, inApril 2020. She is in theWage &Hour Litigation Practice Group, where she advocates on behalf of workers seeking unpaidwages in class and collective actions across the country. Kayla is looking forward to being in downtown Minneapolis again and seeing familiar faces fromUST Lawwhen the whole pandemic is over! Francine Kuplic and her husband Andrew welcomed their baby boy, Grant Andrew Kuplic (pictured below), on May 1, 2020. He is a sweet cutie weighing in at 9 pounds. Congratulations on motherhood, Francine!

Kristina Keppeler married Michael Czeiska (pictured above) on January 4, 2020. Nickie (Zeman) Stangl marriedMason Stangl (pictured below) in Ripon,Wisconsin, on September 19, 2020.

Congratulations to Shana Tomenes for receiving a 2020 Equal JusticeWorks Fellowship, one of the most prestigious and competitive post-graduate legal fellowships in the country. This year, 78 public interest lawyers were selected from over 432 applicants, with Shana being one of them. Shana will be working with the Housing Justice Center over the course of two years on a project addressing affordable housing. Class of 2020 Send your 2020 class notes and photos to Jacq Congello ( or Sarah Peterson (peterson. Eder Castillo (pictured below) launched his career with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office where he prosecutes white-collar crimes.

Celeste F. Bremer for the Southern District of Iowa. Lindsay LaBelle has been

clerking in Hennepin County this past year and recently got a puppy, Gus (pictured below), whom she loves very much.

Congratulations to Eddie Ocampo , who received the Living the Mission Award. Eddie was recognized for his service as a United States Marine; his advocacy on behalf of veterans; and his work in Karnes, Texas, to provide pro bono legal assistance to women seeking asylum. Eddie is nowGeneral Counsel of Litigation at Stan Koch & Sons Trucking, Inc. (Minneapolis). William Reynaga is now an Assistant Attorney General at Office of the Minnesota Attorney General.

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