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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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Farrish Johnson welcomes Joseph Gangi

Joseph Gangi joined Farrish Johnson Law Office in March 2013, as an associate attorney in litigation. Joseph is a Mankato civil litigation, business litigation, and appeals attorney.

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.

Attorney recognized as Rising Star

Farrish Johnson and Mankato attorney Aaron Glade has been recognized as a ‘Rising Star’ by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine.

Two attorneys named Super Lawyers

Scott Kelly and Will Partridge have been named “Super Lawyers” by the Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine every year since 2000.  This designation recognizes them as among the top 5% of lawyers in Minnesota. Scott Kelly and Will Partridge  are also Minnesota Board Certified Trial Specialists by the Minnesota State Bar Association and National Board of Trial Advocacy.  Fewer than 1% of all Minnesota attorneys achieve this distinction.

Scott Kelly and Will Partridge elected to American Board of Trial Advocates

October 2010- Our Mankato attorneys Scott Kelly and Will Partridge have been elected to membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Membership is by nomination and election following proof of qualification. ABOTA is working to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, advocacy, and courtesy in the legal profession.

Law & Politics Magazine Recognizes Farrish Johnson Law As One of the 10 Oldest Law Firms in Minnesota

Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine recognized Farrish Johnson Law Office Chtd as one of the 10 oldest law firms in the State of Minnesota.    Established in 1893 the firm has produce a number of distinquished jurists, including two Minnesota Supreme Court chief justices: Henry Gallagher (1937-19) and Robert Sheran (1963-1970).   In the past 100 years the firm brought more than 230 cases to the appellate courts.

Charlotte Farrish and Robert Sheran Named “Most Influential Lawyers”

Charlotte Farrish and Robert Sheran, two former members of Farrish Johnson Law Office, were named two of the most influential lawyers in the history of the state of Minnesota by Minnesota Law and Politics magazine in 2007. “Charlotte Farrish and Robert Sheran, formerly of Farrish Johnson Law Office have been named as two of the 100 most influential lawyers in the history of the State of Minnesota by Minnesota law and Politics Magazine. Charlotte Farrish (1904-1995) practiced from 1926 to 1989, and was one of the first women to establish a successful law practice in Minnesota. Farrish attended the University...
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