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Attorneys Named Minnesota Super Lawyers and Minnesota Rising Stars

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. is proud to announce six attorneys: Stephanie A. Ball, Shawn M. Dunlevy, Paul B. Kilgore, Paul A. Loraas, Daniel D. Maddy and James H. Stewart were named 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers.  Only 5% of Minnesota lawyers are awarded this honor each year. 

Stephanie A. Ball was named in the Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers, 2013.  She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and practices in the areas of civil litigation, including personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, construction, insurance and surety law, commercial litigation and lender liability. She is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Civil Litigation Specialist.

Shawn M. Dunlevy focuses his practice on loan workouts/lender support, bankruptcy and creditors’ remedies, business banking and commercial law.  He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.

Paul B. Kilgore focuses his practice on real estate acquisitions, finance and litigation, and on minerals and mining law.  He is a graduate cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School and is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist.  Mr. Kilgore was elected in 2012 to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

Paul A. Loraas practices in the areas of lender support, real estate, minerals and mining law.  He graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law.  He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist and was featured in the 2013 International Who’s Who of Mining Lawyers.

Daniel D. Maddy practices in the areas of real estate, development, banking and lender support, business/corporate law, securities and housing law. Mr. Maddy graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law.

James H. Stewart practices in the areas of estate planning and probate, trusts, business and tax law. Mr. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School and is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Three attorneys from the firm were named Rising Stars:  John R. Gasele, Eric S. Johnson and Mia E. Thibodeau.

John R. Gasele practices in the areas of trademark and copyright law, internet law, administrative and government law and wind energy.  He is a graduate cum laude of the William Mitchell College of Law.

Eric S. Johnson is an associate attorney practicing primarily in the area of business litigation.  He is a graduate of the William Mitchell College of Law.

Mia E. Thibodeau is an associate attorney practicing in the areas of estate planning, family law and municipal law.  She is a graduate of the Willamette University College of Law.

Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.’s 26 attorneys practice in most areas of civil law.  The firm has provided legal services to the region for over a century.  For more information call the Duluth office at 218.722.0861; the St. Paul office at 651.221.1044, or the Superior office at 715.392.7405.