Stephanie Ball, Paul Kilgore, David Oberstar and James Stewart of Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith and Frederick, P.A. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2020 (Copyright 2019 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 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 8.2 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.”
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.
James H. Stewart was selected by his peers for inclusion for the 31st consecutive year in The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of Tax Law and Trusts and Estates. Mr. 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. “Jim Stewart has been named a Best Lawyer for an impressive 31 consecutive years,” said Fryberger President David Oberstar. “While he has recently announced his retirement, all of us at Fryberger congratulate him on such a successful career and thank him for his years of exemplary work serving his clients.”
Fryberger, Buchanan, Smith & Frederick, P.A.’s 29 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.