I focus on winning our clients' civil litigation and family court cases
here at Smith & Raver LLP. I typically work in Hennepin County and
the Twin Cities area, but occasionally take cases farther away. While
some of my work is consulting and drafting legal documents such as
contracts, I primarily appear in court with clients in contested
hearings and trials. At the suggestion of a client and friend of the
firm, I post some of our trial court outcomes on our News and Results page
. I am pleased to have
helped produce positive outcomes both at trial, and in pre-trial
hearings. In each of those diverse cases, a common factor to success
has been helping clients new to the legal system understand the
parlance and procedure of litigation. As part of Smith & Raver LLP,
I was privileged to work on patient privacy
cases with my friends at Clear Protection
sponsored by the Muscala Chemical
Outside of my work at Smith & Raver LLP, I volunteered for
several years on
my local Human Rights
. Prior to our last office move, I responded
to public legal questions on Yahoo!
. I am once again answering questions on AllExperts
having taken some time away from answering AllExperts
years ago. l also have profile pages
Prior to forming Smith & Raver LLP with my partner and William
Mitchell classmate Rick, I worked as a solo practitioner and for large
firms, such as
Faegre & Benson, and smaller practices, like Fetterly & Gordon.
I graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1995. While
studying there, I took as many internships as possible to get more time
in court, such as a judicial internship with Judge John Connelly in St.
Paul, and prosecuting felonies at the Ramsey County Attorney's office.
I earned my undergraduate degree in English with a Chemistry minor from
the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire in 1992, and then moved back
to Minnesota to study law where I was born. My father followed my
grandfather into the newspaper business, and I grew up in several
midwestern small towns as we moved throughout his career.
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