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Witness to History: 2001

In 2001 Cambria opened its facility in Le Sueur, MN. The company was founded in 2000 when the Davis family decided to enter the quartz surface business after being presented with the opportunity to buy equipment. In that same year, Robert G. Johnson, one of the firm’s namesakes, retired from the practice of law. During his time with the firm, its reputation in the area of trial practice continued to grow and expand. Cambria Cambria’s 150,000-square foot building in LeSueur opens and begins business as a tile manufacturer. Founded in 2000, Cambria is a natural, quartz surfacing product, used for...
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Witness to History: 1993

In 1993 CERN released its World Wide Web technology into the public domain, donating it to the world. In that year, Farrish Johnson Law Office celebrated its 100th anniversary, having opened in 1893. World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee, a British scientist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, invented the World Wide Web in 1986. It was originally conceived and developed to meet the demand for automatic information-sharing between scientists in universities and institutes around the world. The first website was dedicated to the World Wide Web project and described the basic features including how to access other people’s...
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Witness to History: 1927

In the year of 1927 Charles Lindbergh made the first solo non-stop trans-Atlantic flight, from New York to Paris. The feat won Lindbergh the Orteig Prize and advanced public interest in aviation. In 1927 Charlotte Farrish, the firm’s namesake, won her first case. At the time she was Mankato’s only female attorney and one of the first women to appear before the Blue Earth District Court. Trans-Atlantic Flight On May 21, 1927, American pilot Charles A. Lindbergh, a native of Little Falls, Minnesota, landed at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, non-stop transatlantic flight and the...
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Witness to History: 1979

In 1979 Mankato State University, now Minnesota State University, Mankato, consolidated its two campuses into one on their highland campus. Also in 1979, William Partridge, an attorney with Farrish Johnson Law Office, began practicing in Mankato. MSU Consolidates Campuses Mankato State University was first established as the Mankato Normal School on October 7, 1868, operating out of rented quarters at the Methodist Episcopal Church. The school then relocated to quarters in the Shaubut building before establishing itself in the three-story Old Main building, completed in 1870. The school experienced near disaster in 1922 when Old Main was destroyed by fire...
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Witness to History: 2012

This week in 2012 the 30th Summer Olympic Games came to a close in London, England. It was at these games that Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time. That same year, Farrish Johnson Law Office received the Mankato Free Press Media Reader’s Choice Award for Best Lawyer. 30th Summer Olympic Games Formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and more commonly known as London 2012, the 2012 Summer Olympics was held from July 27th to August 12th, 2012 in London, England. The opening ceremony received acclaim through the world. During the Games, Michael Phelps became the...
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Congratulations to Farrish Johnson Super Lawyers!

Farrish Johnson Law Office is pleased to announce attorneys Scott V. Kelly and William S. Partridge have been named “Super Lawyers” for 2018.  This prestigious award from Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, recognizes them to be among the top 5% of all lawyers in Minnesota. Scott and Will, trial lawyers practicing in personal injury litigation, business disputes and construction law, have received this distinction every year for the last 18 years! Two “Rising Star” attorneys are also part of the Farrish Johnson team. Daniel J. Bellig and Joseph A. Gangi recently received this designation for 2018. Daniel is a trial...
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Witness to History: 2017

In 2017, Forbes.com named Mankato as one of the “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.” That same year, Kenzie Corrow became an attorney with Farrish Johnson Law Office, focusing in the areas of divorce and family law. Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers In determining the best small places for businesses and careers, Forbes considers several factors, including past and projected job growth, business and living costs, educational attainment, net migration patterns, and cultural and recreational opportunities. Forbes considers a “small place” to be a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) with a population less than 250,000. The Mankato MSA...
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Witness to History: 1936

1936, is the hottest and coldest year on record in Mankato. More than 28 days never reached zero degrees in January and February and July had eight days in a row with highs over 100 degrees. Also in 1936, Henry M. Gallagher joined the firm that would become Farrish Johnson Law Office. During his career, Gallagher was appointed Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Record Highs & Lows The 1936 North American cold wave ranks among the most intense cold waves in the recorded history of North America. The extreme cold made snow from several blizzards easy to blow...
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Witness to History: 2016

In 2016, South Central College celebrated its 70th anniversary. The institution, originally the Mankato Vocational School, was founded in 1946 and was the first public post-secondary vocational-technical school in the state. Also in 2016, Amy E. Sauter joined Farrish Johnson Law Office as an attorney specializing in divorce and family law. South Central College Mankato Vocational School was founded in 1946 as the first public post-secondary vocational-technical school in Minnesota. The Kline Garage, in downtown Mankato, became the site for the vocational school that offered programs in electrical careers, machine tool, and auto mechanics. In 1950, classes moved into the...
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Witness to History: Fourth of July

The attorneys and staff at Farrish Johnson Law Office wish you and yours a safe, fun filled Fourth of July! We also thank all who have served or are serving in the U.S. Military to protect our freedom and independence.
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