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September 2023

As the leaves start to turn and the air takes on a crisper note, we're thrilled to bring you the latest news from our firm. Since our last newsletter, we've had some exciting developments. Our stellar team earned recognition with many Lommen Abdo attorneys being recognized by Best Lawyers and being named to the 2023 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. We also continued our commitment to community service, participating for the second year in the Pack at the Park. Plus, we've been busy sharing our legal insights with you through several new blog posts and presentations.


Feel free to reach out with questions or specific topics you'd like us to explore.


The Lommen Abdo Team

Recent Blogs

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Minnesota Supreme Court Guidance on Filing Requirements of Rule 5.04(a)

The 2013 amendments to the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure enacted substantial changes to Rule 5.04(a), which now plays a crucial role in determining the timeliness of filing a case. The Rule provides: “Any action that is not filed with the court within one year of commencement against any party is deemed dismissed....” Read the article by Nathan Heffernan.

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Midwest Law Talk with Joseph Wetch

Interview with HCBA President Nicole Kettwick by Joseph Wetch. Nicole, a criminal defense attorney, shares insights into her journey in law and her role as HCBA President.

Another recent MLT podcast:

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Mastering Summary Judgment: Strategies to Seal Your Case With Precision

Summary judgment is a crucial procedural tool that allows parties to seek a prompt resolution of a case without going through a full trial. To succeed, a party must present compelling evidence and legal arguments that establish there are no genuine issues of material fact to be tried. Read the article by Christopher Scott.

Another recent blog by Chris Scott:

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Real Estate Mediation: A Cost-Effective Solution for Resolving Property Disputes

Disputes can often arise in real estate transactions and property-related matters, causing stress, delays, and financial burdens. This blog post explores how real estate mediation services offer a cost-effective and efficient solution for resolving property disputes. Read the article by Jamie Johnson.

Jamie Johnson also recently wrote about this topic:

Video Feature

In this video, Michelle Kuhl describes things to consider when deciding whether to appeal: the state of the record, state of the law, type of relief and the cost of the appeal.

View Michelle's bio.

Firm Spotlight

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Pack at the Park

For the second consecutive year, Lommen Abdo attorneys have continued their commitment to community service by actively participating in the impactful event known as Pack at the Park, presented by Feed My Starving Children. The annual event, held at the iconic Target Field, embodies the spirit of community and empathy. More.


Kelly Sofio and Joseph Wetch on Insurance Law

Kelly Sofio presented "No-Fault Case Law and Arbitration Update" and Joseph Wetch presented "Get the Foundations of Insurance Policy Interpretation and Construction" at the Insurance Law for the Non-Specialist seminar by Minnesota CLE on August 25th.

Kay Hunt with a Supreme Court Update

Kay Hunt spoke at the 2023 U.S. Supreme Court update by Minnesota CLE on August 9th. She presented “Courts and Executive Agencies – Declining Judicial Deference.”

Cameron Kelly on Probate and Trust Law

Cameron Kelly presented “The New Electronic Wills Act and Other Recent Developments in Probate and Trust Law,” at the 2023 Solo & Small Firm Conference by Minnesota CLE on August 9th.

Lauren Nuffort on Subpoena Responses

Lauren Nuffort served as moderator on a panel discussion about responding to subpoenas for client files before the MSBA Professionalism & Ethics Committee on July 25th.

Let us know if you have questions, if we may be of assistance in any way or if you have suggestions for future newsletters. 

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