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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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Meet Mankato’s 2015 Super Lawyers

Farrish Johnson Law Office Attorneys Scott V. Kelly, William S. Partridge, and Steven H. Fink have been named “Super Lawyers” for 2015.  This prestigious award from Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business, recognizes them to be among the top 5% of all lawyers in Minnesota!  Scott and Will are trial lawyers practicing in personal injury litigation.  Steve is a leading attorney in the areas of real estate law, estate planning, and business law. A “Rising Star” attorney is also part of the Farrish Johnson team!  Daniel J. Bellig recently received that designation in 2015.  He is a trial lawyer practicing...
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Verdict Reached in Wrongful Death Trial

The jury has reached a verdict in the wrongful death civil suit against Jennifer Nibbe: the jury awarded the Nibbe family, James’ mother and three siblings, $220,000 for his wrongful death. Today the jury was asked to decide how much in damages Jennifer Nibbe owed to the Nibbe family.  Nibbe family attorney, Scott Kelly, says, “It’s very difficult to put a number on the death of a loved one.” The jury returned a verdict including damages in the amount of $220,000, taking into consideration the wages Jim would have earned, assistance he provided to his family, and the loss of...
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Scott Kelly Named The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100

Scott Kelly has been named as The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers.  Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research.  Membership is extended solely to the selected few of the most qualified attorneys from each state who demonstrate superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature and public profile. Each distinguished Top 100 member possesses the knowledge, skill, experience and success...
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Aaron Glade Recipient of Leadership Award from Habitat for Humanity

Aaron Glade received the May 2014 Outstanding Leadership Award from Habitat for Humanity of South Central Minnesota. For many years Aaron has committed his time, talents, and expertise as a construction volunteer and affiliate board member, and has found it to be a fun and rewarding experience. He credits his father for motivating him to volunteer at Habitat. “My father was actively involved with Habitat throughout my childhood. As a high school student, working alongside my father at the construction site was inspiring.” Aaron’s proudest moment as a volunteer was the opening of Habitat’s ReStore. Aaron enjoys volunteering because of the...
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Newborn Screening Lawsuit Against Minnesota Department of Health Settled

A settlement was reached with the State of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Health over the illegal and improper use of blood samples obtained under the Newborn Screening Program by the Minnesota Department of Health.  The settlement is a victory for privacy advocates. Attorneys Scott Kelly and Dan Bellig of Farrish Johnson Law Office and Robert Bennett and Robert Vaccaro, civil rights lawyers with Gaskins Bennett Birrell & Schupp of Minneapolis, represented 21 families against the Minnesota Department of Health. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) secretly established a bio-bank of blood samples and test results from blood left...
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Newborn Screening

Farrish Johnson attorneys Scott Kelly and Daniel Bellig successfully represented several plaintiffs in a case that challenged the Minnesota Health Department’s practice of storing blood samples taken from newborns indefinitely. Under the program, blood samples are taken from newborn babies in the hospital and sent to the Health Department, in order to be tested for health disorders. The screening, however, only uses a portion of the sample. The Health Department has been keeping the remaining indefinitely, unless requested to have the sample destroyed. Farrish Johnson attorneys argued that the practice was in violation of the state’s Genetic Privacy Act and...
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Will Partridge selected for trial lawyer honorary society

Farrish Johnson Law office congratulates Mankato civil litigation attorney William S. Partridge on being selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers.  Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.  The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition.  Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American Bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.  The...
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Farrish Johnson Attorneys Receive Attorney of the Year 2011 Award

Farrish Johnson Law Office attorneys Scott Kelly and Daniel Bellig along with Minneapolis attorney Samuel Hanson have been selected as recipients of Minnesota Lawyer’s Attorney of the Year 2011 award for their involvement in the recent case of Bearder et al. vs. State of Minnesota. (Click here for more information about this case.) Honorees for the Attorney of the Year award are chosen based on the following criteria: leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services and public service. Nominations are submitted by judges, bar groups, clients, and fellow attorneys....
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Farrish Johnson in the top 100 law firms

In 2011, Minnesota Law & Politics magazine recognized Farrish Johnson Law Office as being in the top 100 law firm in Minnesota. Farrish Johnson is the oldest law firm in southern Minnesota.