Four Briggs Lawyers Named “Attorney of the Year”

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February 8, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. (Feb. 8, 2011) – Briggs and Morgan, Professional Association is pleased to announce that Minnesota Lawyer has named four of its attorneys as 2010 “Attorneys of the Year,” an honor widely recognized and respected by the Twin Cities legal community. Shareholders Richard G. Mark, Diane B. Bratvold, Mark G. Schroeder and associate Michael C. Wilhelm, were recognized alongside a strong group of attorneys from both private practice and public service.

“It is a big honor for the firm and we are proud that four of our attorneys were selected for this award,” says Briggs and Morgan President Alan Maclin. “The dedication these attorneys have to their clients and the community is evidenced in the results they produce. We believe striking a balance between work and public service allows our attorneys to provide better service to our clients.”  

All four attorneys were chosen for their leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases and excellence in public service. In addition to his litigation successes, Mark was recognized for his leadership in the community, including his work with Twin Cities Diversity in Practice. Bratvold was recognized for her anti-spam case win, in which she obtained the reversal of a $236 million verdict. Schroeder and Wilhelm were awarded for their victory in a recent federal civil rights trial and for their continued dedication to pro bono work.

Continuing a rich history of excellence, Mark, Bratvold, Schroeder and Wilhelm join a long list of Briggs attorneys who have previously been named “Attorney of the Year,” including John Degnan, Brian Wenger, Tim Thornton, Trudy Halla, Sam Hanson - who was honored with an Outstanding Service to the Profession Award.