SOL Magazine Spring 2023

2017 Send your 2017 class notes and photos to Megan Lange at ( ______________________________ Noah Huisman published “This Way to the Stars: An Introduction to Philosophy.” In it, Noah surveys the history of Western thought and takes the reader on a journey across the ages to learn from some of history’s greatest thinkers and hear what they have to say about the eternal questions (and more). Braynell Estrada Britton is the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota’s Outstanding Pro Bono Attorney of the Year!

2020 Send your 2020 class notes and photos to Jacq Congello (jacq. or Sarah Peterson (peterson.sarah.22@ ______________________________ RJ Alpers is now an assistant county attorney in the criminal prosecution division in the Scott County Attorney’s Office. Erin Schoenbeck Byre now practices personal injury at Johnson, Janklow, Abdallah and Reiter LLP in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

John Rice is a prosecutor in his hometown of Madison, WI. He continues to enjoy spending time with his wife, family and friends, hunting and golfing. John and his wife were blessed with their first child last year, a baby boy born in June. Joe Rosholt is now a managing attorney in the Olmsted County Attorney’s Office Adult Criminal Division. He currently prosecutes person crimes and assists in the management of the criminal division.

Ryan Deschene joined Larson & King. Ryan practices in the areas of business litigation, construction and product liability.

Ronnie Santana now practices at Berglund, Baumgartner, Kimball & Glaser, LLC.

Chris Clark (christopher.clark@ ______________________________ Congratulations to Dana Hoffman, who opened Haven Law (Sioux Falls, SD). The firm provides criminal defense and family law services. Chloe Raimey is now assistant attorney general for the State of Minnesota in the charities division, where she works with nonprofits to ensure compliance with state laws and investigates complaints of nonprofit fraud and other illegal activities. Charlotte Kathryn Gilligan joined Meghan Marty and Michael Gilligan ‘18 LL.M . on July 13, 2022. They are all so excited to have her join the family (especially her puppy sisters, Lucie and Bailey)!

think I’d be writing this all the way from Japan (welcome to Navy life). It is with great pleasure and excitement to share the following updates for this issue. Andrew Carballo moved to Wisconsin and started a new gig at Kohler Co. as counsel-commercial in April 2022. More good news followed as he married Emily Lenz on September 24, 2022. Congratulations, Andrew! Daniel Dosch entered his third year with Messerli & Kramer’s M&A and Corporate Counsel team, chairing a number of deals and training newer associates.

Christopher Jison is now the president of the Minnesota Asian Pacific American Bar Association. His wife, Nicole, is the current president-elect.

Anna Street and her father James Street joined Tuft, Lach, Jerabek & O’Connell, PLLC in January 2023. Anna is an associate, and Jim is a partner. Congratulations to Alaina Wenning and her husband Kelvin as they welcomed their sweet baby girl, Ellis Roe Stroik, to the world on October 3, 2022. They are completely obsessed with baby Ellie and so are we!

Evangeline Dhawan now practices immigration law at Minneapolis- based Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. Kyle Frederick is now compliance counsel at Castlelake. He is engaged to Kelley Steffens, with a wedding set for summer 2023. Hakeem Jackson is a full-time public defender in Stearns County. He joined the office in February 2022. Brittany Kennedy joined the real estate group at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP.

Hannah Johnson is now a shareholder at McCollum Crowley P.A. Hannah specializes in workers’ compensation defense. Congrats to Kelsie Kingstrom on her election as the Renville County Attorney. Francine Kuplic is now an associate counsel at Ameriprise Financial. She advises employees in compliance, banking regulations and fund management. Francine and husband Andrew welcomed their second baby, Ruby Francine Kuplic, on August 15, 2022! She is very loved by Andrew, Francine and big brother Grant.

2015 Send your 2015 class notes and photos to Amanda Diedrich at (classnotesustlaw2015@ ______________________________ Congratulations to Roxy Gonzalez and Michael Sly on being named partners at Dorsey & Whitney effective January 1, 2023. Roxy is a commercial litigator and Michael practices in the finance and restructuring group. Nick Morgan and his wife Andrea welcomed a daughter, Eleanor Nathalina, on March 12, 2022. Andrea currently works at North Memorial Hospital as a nurse practitioner and Nick is an attorney at Minneapolis-based Mohrman Kaardal & Erickson.

Katy Jack Goerke now practices at Klun Law Firm (Ely, MN). The firm represents clients in the areas of real estate, estate planning, probate and business law.

Edward Davalle JD/MBA is now corporate counsel at Calabrio, Inc., a Minneapolis-based company that develops and markets software applications for call recording, quality management, speech analytics, workforce management and performance management solutions. Stephanie Davis now practices immigration law at Davis & Goldfarb, PLLC. Zach Donahue launched a business focused on bringing holistic mental well-being and health skills to young athletes. Priya Elayath is now an assistant attorney general at the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General. Priya advises Minnesota health- related licensing boards and coordinates and advises clients in all stages of litigation at the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Matthew and Erin (Johnson) Larsgaard welcomed Amira Dorothy Larsgaard into the world on June 30, 2022 at 3:59 p.m. Despite an exciting entrance, she is happy, healthy and so loved!

Rachel O’Connor joined Lathrop GPM’s Franchise & Distribution practice group in Minneapolis. She counsels clients on transactional, business law and franchise matters such as corporate governance and compliance, acquisitions and sales of businesses, corporate finance and commercial agreements.

2019 Send your 2019 class notes and photos to Meredith McKnight ( or Bri Whiting ( ______________________________ Abou Amara received the 2022 MSBA Outstanding New Lawyer of the Year Award for his involvement with local bar organizations as well as his pro bono and community service work, his contributions to advancing diversity and his professional achievements. Abou practices at Gustafson Gluek PLLC.

Darbie Smith transferred her practice to Hellmuth & Johnson, where she works in the business, real estate and entertainment law groups. Darbie is engaged to Brandon Tamsett and they will get married in the summer of 2023. Shana Tomenes now practices at the University of Minnesota’s Student Legal Service office, which offers legal advice and representation to University of Minnesota-Twin Cities students. Shana represents university students in housing and consumer protection cases.

Congratulations to Amanda Heinrichs-Milburn and her husband Tucker who welcomed their daughter Waylynn Mae Milburn on September 15, 2022! Sweet Waylynn is a cutie!

Carrie and Patrick O’Neill welcomed Anna O’Neill on April 8, 2022.

Melissa (Bumanglag) Lopes married Joshua Lopes in Hawaii on May 25, 2022. Both are U.S. Air Force JAGs, with Melissa stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, OK, and Josh stationed at Shaw Air Force Base, SC. They hope to be stationed together for their next assignment in 2023. Thank you for your service!

Jeremy Singleton is still working in-house at Articulate and is enjoying traveling with his wife through Europe and New England, and hanging out with law school classmates including his neighbor Tony Schmidt , law school bestie Andrew Hoaglund, and Brian Westrick and Alex Fenaughty. Rachel Scherf and husband Andrew celebrated their son Zachary’s 18-month birthday. Time flies!

2018 Send your 2018 class notes and photos to Wally (Hwang) Behmer (jshwang423@gmail. com). ______________________________ Konnichiwa, Class of 2018! Normally I am eagerly compiling everyone’s notes from San Diego, but never in a million years did I

Congratulations to Molly Hough on launching JurisConsult Institute, a cohort-based training and development program that guides new attorneys as they master the essential how-to’s of practice, including a checklist- based approach to mastering a litigation file and how to develop a sustainable book of business.

Carl Numrich is now a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron (Minneapolis). 2016 Send your 2016 class notes and photos to Rachel Scherf at ( or

Zach Freese now practices consumer protection law at Zimmerman Reed.

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