SOL Lawyer Magazine_Fall 2021

Notes from Our Alumni CLASS ACTION

Class of 2004 Send your 2004 class notes and photos to Liz Odette (tinlizzieo@ or Susan Beltz ( Keshini Ratnayake (pictured below) is now anAssistant County Attorney with theWashington County (MN) Attorney’s Office.

Class of 2006 Send your 2006 class notes and photos to Ian Dobson ( Greetings class of 2006! I hope all is well with each of you. For this issue, we have two updates: Pattie Garger joined the Hellmuth & Johnson litigation teamafter briefly operating her own firm. Pattie did not initially practice law after graduation. She passed the bar in 2019 and then joined the profession. In other news, Pattie got a newpuppy namedMiss Kitty. Briana Gornick (pictured below) joined HKMLaw Firm (Minneapolis). Briana is a litigator. She previously served as staff counsel at amajor insurance company handling insurance defense claims from inception

Class of 2007 Send your 2007 class notes and photos to Chuck Berendes ( Christine Callahan now lives at 9,000 feet in Summit County, Colorado. Shemaintains her family law/estate planning/mediation business in Chanhassen but is now also licensed in Colorado and opened an office near Lake Dillon. Practice at high altitudemakes her super effective when back in Minnesota. Erin Colgan, OSB is still at Sacred Heart Monastery inYankton, SD. She is the Director of the Gift Shop and continues to work with monastery finances and assists her community in working through “Transformative Visioning” for their future. I’d love to see that job description! Congratulations to Jason Emery (pictured below) on launchingMLG Disability, PLLC (Edina,MN). Jason practices exclusively in the area of Social Security disability. www.

to a state championship – an exclamation point on an undefeated season. Gerry’s

daughter Ella scored the game- tying goal to send thematch to a shoot-out. Gerry will gladly reenact game highlights. Congratulations to Emily Peterson (pictured below) on launching Schneider Peterson Johnson, LLC (Minneapolis, MN). Emily’s practice focuses on family law.

Congratulations to Sherry Roberg- Perez on being named to the 2021WomenWorthWatching in Leadership list published by Profiles in Diversity Journal, which recognizes women across the globe who aremaking a difference in their workplaces and communities. Matt Schultz is now the Chief Legal and Civil Rights Officer at theOffice of Superintendent of Public Instruction inOlympia, Washington.Matt counsels the Superintendent and supervises 20 people, who coordinate legal services, civil rights, professional practice investigations, public records management and risk management.

Class of 2005 Send your 2005 class notes and photos to Kerry McAndrew ( After 10 years in Chicago, Charlie Beck has returned toMinneapolis. He is a Product Consultant for Elevate Services creating software for law firms and lawdepartments. He is currently integrating machine learning and automation into Elevate’s contract lifecycle management application. In July, Gerry Fornwald co-coached the powerhouse U-14 girls Southeast Soccer Roadrunners

to trial, including personal injury, wrongful death, commercial/ premises liability, homeowner liability and automobile accidents. Thanks to Pattie and Brianna for providing those updates, and to those of you who have provided them in the past. I’mhopeful that we’ll have somemore updates for the next issue.

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