Stephanie Ball, Paul Kilgore and David Oberstar of Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick, P.A. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022 (Copyright 2020 by BL Rankings, LLC., of Aiken, SC). www.bestlawyers.com
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, over 8 million votes were analyzed. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Representing the top 6% of lawyers in the country, this year’s edition highlights just 65,000 of the well over 1 million lawyers in the U.S.
Stephanie A. Ball was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. Ms. Ball 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.
Paul B. Kilgore was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Litigation – Real Estate and Real Estate Law. Mr. Kilgore focuses his practice on real estate acquisitions, taxation and litigation, energy and natural resources, and 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.
David R. Oberstar was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Timber Law. Mr. Oberstar has been recognized in this area of practice since 2007. He also practices in the areas of land use and zoning, mining and minerals, public contracting, general municipal law, environmental law, condemnation, divorce/family law, eminent domain and administrative law. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.
“We’re thrilled to have Stephanie, Paul and David honored in this way,” said Carrie Broers, Executive Director at Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A. “Their expertise and skill, as well as their dedication to their clients and to the law, have made them invaluable members of our team. This recognition is just further confirmation of something we’ve known for years: they are three of the finest lawyers in the country.”
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.’s 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, the Superior office at 715.392.7405 or the Cloquet office at 218.879.3363.