Governor Dayton Appoints Former Briggs Attorney to Supreme Court

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April 17, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.  –   Former Briggs and Morgan attorney Paul Thissen has been appointed as a Minnesota Supreme Court justice in an announcement made by Governor Mark Dayton.

Thissen began as a summer associate at Briggs in 1990 and served as an attorney during the years of 1993-2012. He becomes the fifth Briggs attorney to be appointed as a Supreme Court justice. Other Briggs attorneys who have served as Supreme Court justices include: Peter Popovich, Ed Stringer, Sam Hanson, Helen Meyer and Eric Magnuson.

“Briggs and Morgan extends a heartfelt congratulations to Paul on this appointment,” stated Greg Stenmoe, Briggs managing partner. “Paul has been a distinguished leader and a champion for the people of Minnesota throughout his career, as a lawyer, as a legislator and Speaker of the House. We could not be more proud of Paul on this well-deserved appointment.”

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