Five LGN Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America List

Lockridge Grindal Nauen, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN representing clients in federal courts in all 50 states, is proud to announce that five of the firm’s attorneys were named by Best Lawyers® as part of their Best Lawyers in America® list. Congratulations to Susan Ellingstad, Yvonne Flaherty, Dick Lockridge, Charlie Nauen, and Karen Hanson Riebel.

Recognition by Best Lawyers® is based entirely on peer review and is based on an analysis of peer nominations which are divided by geographic region and practice areas before evaluation on the basis of professional expertise. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an authentication process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing.

Class Act Completes 2022 Lawyer League Co-Ed Softball Season

Class Act, featuring many LGNers, recently completed the 2022 season of the Minneapolis Park Board's Co-Ed Lawyer League softball. Class Act posted a 6-4 record, but recently lost in the playoffs. Congrats to Class Act on a great season!

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.

14 LGN Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for 2021

Lockridge Grindal Nauen is proud to announce that fourteen of the firm’s attorneys were selected as 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. 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.

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.

Charles N. Nauen

LGN Attorneys File Amicus Brief on Behalf of COSAL

LGN attorneys Charles NauenHeidi SiltonJoe BrucknerKristen Marttila, and Justin Erickson, on behalf of the Committee to Support the Antitrust Laws (“COSAL”), filed an amicus brief supporting the petition for rehearing en banc in the Eleventh Circuit in Johnson v. NPAS Solutions, LLC. In Johnson, a divided panel categorically banned courts from granting service awards to class representatives.

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Charlie Nauen receives Hubert H. Humphrey Award

Congratulations to LGN partner Charlie Nauen on receiving the Minnesota DFL’s Hubert H. Humphrey Award. The award was presented at the DFL’s annual Humphrey-Mondale dinner before an audience of 1,500, including keynote speaker Nancy Pelosi, elected officials, party leaders, and representatives from Minnesota’s unions and businesses. Prior to his acceptance speech, Charlie was introduced via the following video featuring Saint Paul Mayor Melvin Carter as well as his friend and law partner Ted Grindal.

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Charlie Nauen selected to serve on the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee

Congratulations to LGN partner Charlie Nauen on his selection as a member of the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Charlie has long been involved with the organization at the state level, including serving as the Democratic political co-chair of the organization in Minnesota.

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Four LGN Partners named to 2019 Best Lawyers in America

Congratulations to LGN partners Richard LockridgeCharles NauenSusan Ellingstad, and Yvonne Flaherty for being named by Best Lawyers to their 2019 Best Lawyers in America list. They were recognized for their work in the following areas:

  • Richard Lockridge – Securities Litigation
  • Charles Nauen – Environmental Law & Environmental Litigation
  • Susan Ellingstad – Employment Law – Individuals & Employment Law – Management
  • Yvonne Flaherty – Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs

A special congratulations to Charles Nauen, who was also named 2019 Environmental Law Lawyer of the Year.

This year’s Best Lawyers rankings were based on an analysis of over 7.8 million peer nominations submitted earlier this year, which are divided by geographic region and practice areas before evaluation on the basis of professional expertise. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo an authentication process to make sure they are currently practicing and in good standing. The list will be published by U.S. News & World Report later this year.

Fifteen LGN Attorneys named Minnesota Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to the 15 LGN attorneys who were recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Minnesota via a multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation.

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