International law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP announced today that 109 lawyers in the Firm’s Minneapolis office will receive recognition from the North Star Program of the Minnesota State Bar Association for their pro bono work in 2014. Each of these 109 lawyers contributed at least 50 hours of pro bono legal service to the poor and disadvantaged in our community.

“Community is a Dorsey core value, and pro bono work is one of the most important ways we give back to the community”, said Eric Ruzicka, the Firm’s Pro Bono Partner. “Dorsey was an original signatory of the American Bar Association Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge back in 1993. Every year since then, we have surpassed the Challenge by devoting more than 3% of the Firm’s total billable hours to pro bono. The Minneapolis lawyers being recognized for doing more than 50 hours of pro bono in 2014 set a great example, but they are not alone. In 2014, Dorsey lawyers across the Firm performed a total of 37,309 hours of Challenge pro bono work!”

Dorsey’s North Star Program honorees include:

Jonathan Abram Evan Everist Nadia Martyn Lori Sarageno
Wesley Anderson Beth Forsythe Michael McCormick Kirsten Schubert
Katherine Arnold Timothy Goodman Lawrence McDonough James Schultz
Monica Avendano Kevin Ha Robert McGarry IV. Betsy Sellers
Rachel Benedict Mark Hamel Saiko McIvor Jesse Sixkiller
Christopher Bercaw Christina Hanson Patrick McLaughlin Kristin Stastny
Kristin Berkland Richard Helde Emily Menchaca Jaime Stilson
Rebecca Bernhard Lauren Hertz Theresa Mielke Mike Stinson
Theresa Bevilacqua Alexander Hontos Jessie Mischke Mary Streitz
Andrew Brantingham Elizabeth Hulsebos Matt Mlsna Thomas Swigert
Daniel Brown Samir Islam Jamie Nafziger Forrest Tahdooahnippah
Hugh Brown Kathryn Johnson Luke Olson Tom Tinkham
Matthew Buckley William Jonason Joel O'Malley Claire Topp
Brian Burke Ken Jorgensen Katina Peterson Tiana Towns
Maggie Carnahan Ben Kappelman Neal Peterson Annie Trimberger
Marilyn Clark Mark Kaster Katie Pfeifer Gary Tygesson
Monica Clark Bryan Keane Michael Pignato Thomas Vander Molen
Erin Conti Chandra Kilgriff Angela Porter Mark Wagner
David Couillard Jillian Kornblatt Melissa Raphan Michael Weinbeck
Sydney Crowder Melissa Krasnow Leonard Rice Steven Wells
Erin Davenport Barbara Leonard Violet Richardson Brent Ylvisaker
Meghan DesLauriers Thaddeus Lightfoot Eileen Roberts RJ Zayed
Paul Dieseth Benjamin Lindblad Michael Rowe Alysia Zens
Timothy Droske Lincoln Loehrke Erik Ruda Kristin Zinsmaster
Michael Drysdale Nathaniel Longley Eric Ruzicka Chris Ziolkowski
Skip Durocher Edward Magarian Thomas Ryan Jessica Zuba
Kieran Dwyer JoLynn Markison Glenn Salvo