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.

LGN Attorney Appointed to Merit Selection Panel to Aid in Selection of U.S. Magistrate Judge

Rachel Kitze Collins

LGN congratulates Rachel Kitze Collins on her appointment to the Merit Selection Panel which will advise the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota on the selection of a new U.S. Magistrate Judge.  The panel will evaluate and recommend the best candidates to the District Judges for consideration.

Rachel practices in LGN’s environmental litigation, election law, business litigation, and employment groups, representing clients in complex, high-profile litigation in state and federal court.  Rachel also serves as Co-President of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of the American Constitution Society.  Prior to joining LGN, Rachel clerked for the Honorable James B. Loken of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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 Attorneys Kate Baxter-Kauf and Rachel Kitze Collins Attend the 2022 FBA Annual Federal Judges’ Dinner Dance

LGN Attorneys Kate Baxter-Kauf and Rachel Kitze Collins attended the 2022 FBA Annual Federal Judges’ Dinner Dance at the Minikahda Club, held May 7, 2022. This annual event, sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, brings together judges and practitioners from across the District of Minnesota.  

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LGN Attorney Rachel Kitze Collins Elected to Fourth Term as Co-President of the MSP Chapter of the ACS

Rachel Kitze Collins

Lockridge Grindal Nauen Associate Rachel Kitze Collins was recently elected to her fourth term as Co-President of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society. 

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LGN’s Kate Baxter-Kauf Participates on Constitutional Law Panel

LGN Partner Kate Baxter-Kauf, who practices in the firm’s data breachantitrust lawbusiness litigation, and securities litigation practice groups, was a panelist on a live webinar entitled Texas Abortion Law: Implications and Consequences, presented by the American Constitution Society’s Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter. 

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Rachel Kitze Collins

Rachel A. Kitze Collins

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.

LGN Attorney Rachel Kitze Collins Profiled in Lawyers of ACS

LGN Attorney Rachel Kitze Collins serves as the Co-President of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Chapter of the American Constitution Society and was recently profiled in the January 2021 publication of Lawyers of ACS, a monthly publication by ACS National featuring ACS leaders and members from around the country, which is distributed to ACS Chapters in more than 50 cities across the United States.

The full feature can be found below and on the ACS website.

Lawyers of ACS, January 2021 – Rachel Kitzen Collins
My upbringing instilled in me a passion for social justice and a love of the environment. In college, political science and environmental studies were natural choices for my majors, although I resisted for a while the assumption that I would attend law school. But after internships in Washington, DC, at Environment America, a local nonprofit in Northfield, Minnesota, and in the legal clinics at William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline), I decided that pursuing a law degree was the best way to follow my passions and make a difference.

Congratulations to Rachel Kitze Collins for being named an Up & Coming Attorney

Please join us in congratulating LGN associate Rachel Kitze Collins on being named an Up & Coming Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer. The recognition highlights lawyers in their first 10 years of practice who have already distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and leadership service in the community.

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