SOL Lawyer Magazine_Fall 2021

Class of 2015 Send your 2015 class notes and photos to Amanda Diedrich at (classnotesustlaw2015@ In addition to becoming partner earlier this year at Kelley,Wolter & Scott, Brett Kelley has also been named an Up &ComingAttorney and anAttorney of theYear. James Kovacs (pictured below) joined Bassford Remele (Minneapolis), where his practice focuses on appellate law, construction, general liability and insurance coverage. Prior to joining the firm, James served as a law clerk to the Honorable Krista K. Martin in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District.

KerryO’Keefe Luyster was promoted to Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist in the Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Services business at Medtronic. On amore personal note, Kerry and her husbandNick welcomed daughter Gwendolyn (“Winnie”) in July (picturedbelow).

spousal support, property division and domestic abuse.

playingwith Daddy’s beard and making everyone around him smile!

Class of 2016 Send your 2016 class notes and photos to Rachel Scherf at ( or Chris Clark (christopher.clark@ Dan Burns and his wife, Teresa, welcomed their third child, Madelyn, this summer. Their oldest, Lily, just started kindergarten. The whole family (picturedbelow) enjoyed a road trip this summer.

Jeremy Singleton (picturedbelow) had an exciting summer. He started a new job as Commercial Counsel at Articulate, which builds online training apps for businesses. He was also in his law school bestie, Andre Hoaglund ’s, wedding in August in Fairmont!

Maria Pitner Plese and husband Leo welcomed daughter Ileana Josephine to the world on July 16, 2021. For Ileana’s baptism,Maria had her mother-in-law’s wedding dress made into a baptismal gown (picturedbelow).

AdamMiller (picturedbelow) is nowDeputy General Counsel & Director of Judicial Appointments for theOffice of Governor Tim Walz & Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan.

Nadine Ibrahim is starting a new position as an Assistant

Class of 2017 Send your 2017 class notes and photos to Megan Mejia at ( Aaron Brown ‘17 is nowCounsel at Securian. Christina Espey-Sundt (pictured below) is nowAdviser for the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (Oslo, Norway). In this new role, Christina will adjudicate citizenship applications.

Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department in the Special Federal Litigation Division, where she will represent the City of New York and its officials in federal suits. Zach Lyngaas and his wife welcomed daughter Vivian on August 15. Big sister Margaret is two. Zach still works for theMcLeod County Attorney’s Office, but he is currently onmilitary leave and deployed in Kuwait with theArmy National Guard. The deployment has been boring, but themonotony was relievedwhen he spent two weeks at the Kabul airport assisting with the evacuation of Afghanistan. Thank you for your service, Zach! Rachel Scherf and husband Andrewwelcomed their first child, Zachary John, inApril (pictured below). Zach enjoys going on family walks, cuddlingwithMommy,

Jules Porter won $200,000 for Seraph 7 Studios inMEDA’s Million Dollar Challenge. Jules was featured in Fearless Commerce, a national magazine that celebrates BlackWomen leaders; named aMinnesota Lawyer Diversity & InclusionAward honoree (picturedbelow); and received the Planting People Growing Justice Community Unsung HeroAward.

Congratulations to Martha (White) Therres (pictured below) on the opening of Therres Law Office, PLLC (Prior Lake, MN). Martha’s family law practice covers divorce, child support, child custody,

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