LGN Attorneys Successfully Argue Criminal Appeal in Pro Bono Matter

LGN attorneys Arielle Wagner, Kate Baxter-Kauf, and Kristen Marttila successfully worked on and argued a criminal appeal in a pro bono matter involving a client who was unlawfully detained by police. On August 8, 2022, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled that the sheriff’s deputy unconstitutionally expanded the scope of a traffic stop by opening the client’s car door without an individualized, reasonable, and articulable justification, and reversed the district court’s denial of the motion to suppress evidence obtained after the car door was opened. The team considers this a victory for individual rights and hopes this decision helps clarify the boundaries of these types of traffic stops in the future. Read the full opinion here.

LGN attorneys participate in criminal appeals through the MSBA Appellate Section’s Pro Bono Project with the Appellate Public Defender.

LGN Proud to Announce Six Attorneys Recognized as North Star Lawyers

LGN prides itself on our commitment to pro-bono volunteer work. We are thrilled to announce that LGN attorneys (pictured from left to right) Arielle Wagner, Rachel Kitze Collins, Kailey Mrosak, Maureen Kane Berg, Kate Baxter-Kauf, and Stephen Owen have been recognized as 2021 North Star Lawyers. The Minnesota State Bar Association designates North Star Lawyers as those who provided 50 hours or more of legal service in 2021. More information about the North Star Lawyers program is available here; the full list of 2021 North Star Lawyers can be found here.  This listing was also published in the May/June 2022 Bench & Bar Magazine.

19 LGN Attorneys Named Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that nineteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

Kate Baxter-Kauf, Joe Bruckner, Brian Clark, Susan Ellingstad, Gregg Fishbein, Yvonne Flaherty, Ted Grindal, Dick Lockridge, Kristen Marttila, Charlie Nauen, Rebecca Peterson, Karen Hanson Riebel, Robert Selquist, Heidi Silton, and David Zoll have been named Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers recognizes the top 5% of outstanding lawyers in each state, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, from more than 70 practice areas. 

Joe Bourne, Rebecca Kanninen, Rachel Kitze Collins, and Arielle Wagner have been named Rising Stars. The Rising Stars recognition is given to the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in the state who are either 40 years or younger, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. 

The selection process is multi-phased including independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations.

LGN Attorney Arielle Wagner Moderates Panel on Savannah’s Act

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LGN Attorney Arielle Wagner moderated the CLE "Savanna's Act: Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women" co-hosted by Minnesota Women Lawyers and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association. 

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LGN Attorney to serve on Judicial Selection Committee for Vacancy on Federal District Court

Arielle Wagner

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith announced the formation of a judicial selection committee to assist them in making recommendations to President Biden to fill a vacancy on Minnesota’s federal district court.

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LGN Attorney Arielle Wagner Named an Up & Coming Attorney

Arielle Wagner

Congratulations to LGN Attorney Arielle Wagner who has been recognized as an "Up & Coming Attorney" in 2021 by Minnesota Lawyer! Minnesota Lawyer recognizes a group of new attorneys for their significant professional accomplishments, leadership in our community, and commitment to the profession within their first 10 years of practice.

Antitrust Summer Series: Careers in Antitrust Panel

Arielle Wagner

LGN Attorney Arielle Wagner will be a panelist at the American Bar Association’s upcoming “Careers in Antitrust” panel this Thursday, July 15th. The Careers in Antitrust Panel will feature Arielle and other emerging leaders in the antitrust and consumer protection practices talking about their respective experiences and career journeys.

LGN Attorney Arielle Wagner Appointed to Litigation Team in Juul Antitrust Litigation

In a merit-based competition, LGN attorney Arielle Wagner was appointed to the Litigation Team in an e-cigarette antitrust suit against Juul and Altria. The suit alleges that Juul and Altria agreed not to compete in the e-cigarette market, in exchange for a large stock purchase in Juul, ultimately raising the price of e-cigarettes for consumers.

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Arielle Wagner elected Vice President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association

LGN attorney Arielle Wagner was elected as the Vice President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association (MAIBA). MAIBA is a non-profit organization of American Indian attorneys, law students, and officers of tribal courts. Arielle will serve as the Vice President for the 2018-2019 MAIBA year.