SOL Lawyer Magazine_Summer 2022

Congratulations to Evan Everist , who was named Partner at Dorsey & Whitney (Minneapolis). Evan practices in Dorsey’s Trademark, Copyright and Advertising Group. Rachel Forman (pictured below) is now a Partner at Shook, Hardy & Bacon. Rachel is based in Miami and her practice is focused on liability litigation.

Roger Maldonado was named a 2022 40 Under 40 honoree by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Roger practices at Faegre Drinker (Minneapolis), where he handles complex finance and restructuring issues. Grant McColley is an attorney with the Minnesota Department of Revenue where he has worked since 2019. He and with his wife Julia reside in St. Paul and are expecting their first child this August. Amy O’Neil is pursuing her LLM in dispute resolution at the University of Missouri and recently married John O’Keefe in a beautiful, small ceremony in New Paltz, New York. Best wishes to Amy and John! Neal Pearson and wife Becky welcomed daughter Mila (pictured below) in September 2021. Mila is much loved by her older siblings. The Pearsons live in Utah, and Neal just celebrated 7 years at U.S. Bank as an Assistant Vice President in the Payment Services organization.

Congratulations to Nathan Gallus on becoming a Partner at Brooks, Cameron, & Huebsch, PLLC (Minneapolis). Nathan practices in the area of intellectual property. Marcus Jones and his wife Emily welcomed their second child, a son named Meraux, in December. Oliver Kiefer now practices at DLA Piper (San Diego, Calif.) in the Litigation, Arbitrations, and Investigations group. Jesse Sater (pictured below) joined Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP as a Partner in its recently-opened Minneapolis office. Jesse defends clients in products liability and toxic tort, commercial, construction, and premises liability claims. In October, Katherine (Polking) Trainer started as a Wealth Advisor at JP Morgan Private Bank in Atlanta. 2013 Send your 2013 class notes and photos to Carolyn (Latimer) Frazer ( or Grant Gherity ( Lindsay Case (pictured below) is now a shareholder at Moss & Barnett. Lindsay is a member of the Multifamily and Commercial Real Estate Finance practice group, focusing on closing and delivering loans secured by multifamily projects to secondary market investors like Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Congratulations to Phil Steger on being recognized as an Innovator in the Twin Cities Business TCB100 People to Know in 2022! Phil is founder and CEO of Brother Justus Whiskey Company (Minneapolis). Jeffrey Wald is a criminal appeals attorney in the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. In his free time, he dabbles in fiction writing. You can read his latest story, “Fr. John’s Bad Day,” in the forthcoming issue of St. Thomas’ Summit Ave Review. Congratulations to Kyle Willems on being elected shareholder at Bassford Remele. Kyle is a litigator primarily practicing in business and tort litigation. 2014 Send your 2014 class notes and photos to Austin Bowyer (austin. or Anthony Truong (ants.conglomerate@ Rachelle Anderson (pictured below) is now a Partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough (Minneapolis). Rachelle is a products liability lawyer with a practice focused on defending medical device manufacturers in complex, high-profile litigation.

Carolyn (Latimer) Frazer and her husband Jeremy welcomed their first child on March 1, 2022. The family resides in Dallas, Texas and Carolyn is legal counsel for Safran, USA. Congratulations to Emily Gullickson , who was named an Arizona Capitol Times 2021 Leader of the Year for Education. Emily is President & Founder of Great Leaders, Strong Schools, and CEO & Founder of A for Arizona. Clay Harris opened his new firm Fridovich & Harris (logo pictured below), which focuses on criminal defense, civil plaintiffs’ law and general legal disputes and serves the greater Denver area.

Elliott Robinson (pictured below) is now a Regional Sales Manager for Thomson Reuters out of Dallas- Fort Worth. Elliott has been with Thomson Reuters since 2015 and stepped into this new role at the start of 2022.

Joy Beitzel is now a Staff Attorney at Program for Aid to Victims of Sexual Assault (Duluth, MN). In this role, Joy represents survivors of sexual violence in various civil proceedings.

In November 2021, Ashley (Bennett) Herrig was awarded the Staff Attorney Award of Merit by the Iowa County Attorneys Association, which recognizes an Assistant County Attorney with a distinguished record of accomplishment, dedication and service to the Association and their community at large.

Jill Sauber , managing attorney at Sauber Legal Services, was recognized by Twin Cities Business as a 2022 Notable Woman in Law.

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