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2021 East Hennepin Avenue, Suite 100, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413-1769

Established: 1968

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Product Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Employment Law

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

Non-Insurance Clients

  • Constitution State Service Company
  • Frank Gates Service Company

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Personnel Information

Firm Members


David N. Larson

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1976
  • Wisconsin, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1978
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Federalist Society
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1976

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Howard Y. Held

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1983
  • Wisconsin, 1988
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1983
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota Self Insurers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1983

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David O. Nirenstein

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1993
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Washington University, J.D., 1993

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Ryan J. Courtney

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2004
  • Wisconsin, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2004

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Melissa S. Cashman

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2006
  • Wisconsin, 2007
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2006

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Kelly P. Falsani

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2009
  • Wisconsin, 2010
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (Dean's List), 2009

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William R. Moody

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2011
  • Wisconsin, 2018
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2011

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Lisa N. Truitt

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2014
  • Wisconsin
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2014

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Kelly B. Nyquist

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2012
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2012

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William J. Warren

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2016
  • Nebraska, 2017
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Nebraska State Bar Associations
Education:
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., 2016

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Abigail A. Lindekugel

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2015
  • Wisconsin, 2018
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2015

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Shaun M. Parks

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2013
Memberships:
  • Federal (Diversity Committee, Minnesota Chapter), Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Lavender Bar Association (Board Member)
Education:
  • St. Thomas University School of Law, J.D., 2012

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Ashley L. Tune

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., 2019

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Lisa C. Radintz

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2019

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Nora J. Steinhagen

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2019

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Benjamin J. Kramer

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Education:
  • The University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 2019

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