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© 2023 (Copyright 2022 by BL Rankings, LLC., of Aiken, SC). www.bestlawyers.com
Since it was first published in 1981, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. For the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, more than 12 million evaluations were considered. 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.”
“We’re exceedingly proud that Stephanie, Paul and David are being recognized again in Best Lawyers,” said Executive Director Carrie Broers. “Their expertise and dedication to their clients show every day.”
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 was also recognized as a 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in Duluth for her high caliber of work in this field. 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. She is currently serving as President of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
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, eminent domain and administrative law. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law.
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.’s 30 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.