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Four DeWitt Attorneys Recognized as 2019 North Star Lawyers for Pro Bono Services Provided to the Community

MADISON | MILWAUKEE | MINNEAPOLIS – DeWitt LLP law firm announced today that four of its attorneys were recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) as 2019  “North Star Lawyers” who offered 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services to low-income individuals in the community. 

Among the 884 attorneys recognized by MSBA for their pro bono services in 2019 included DeWitt attorneys:

Jorgen Lervick – an associate and member of the DeWitt’s Business, Litigation, Real Estate and Trust & Estates practice groups.  Her practice focuses on providing individuals and businesses of all sizes with effective solutions to their legal needs.  Lervick earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Augustana College.  

Julie Nagorski – a partner and Co-Chair of the Litigation practice group.  She has significant experience litigating disputes in numerous areas of the law, with a focus on real property and construction disputes.  Nagorski earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and a  B.A., with highest honors, from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.

Kathleen Newman – a partner and member of the firm’s Family Law practice group.  With extensive experience in all aspects of marital dissolutions, she has handled many complex divorces, including cases with closely held business interests, professional practices, and high net worth cases.  Newman earned a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A. from Hamline University.  

Barbara Seibel – an attorney in the firm’s Family Law practice group.  Her knowledge of divorce law, the court system, and the needs of families in transition allow her to work effectively and compassionately on behalf of her clients.  Seibel earned a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.S. from  Minnesota State University.

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About the Author

Michelle joined DeWitt in January 2011 as the Director of Marketing. She is responsible for the marketing, communication and business development efforts of the firm.

She has more than 19 years of experience in the legal marketing industry.  Michelle is a proud veteran of the United States Army Military Intelligence Corps where she served four years on active duty as an Arabic Linguist, with an emphasis in Egyptian dialect.

For more information about this article please contact Michelle Friedman, Marketing Director, by email or by phone at (262) 754-2877.

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