Attorney Grant Borgen has been recognized as a 2016 North Star Lawyer. The North Star Lawyer designation is provided to Minnesota State Bar Association members who provide 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services per year to low-income persons. In 2016, over 1,010 North Star Lawyers provided over 113,000 total hours of free legal services valued over $22,600,000.
Yesterday, the Olmsted County Attorney's Office dismissed sexual assault charges against Stanley Fieseler of Chatfield, MN. A jury trial was set to begin in the case when the State of Minnesota informed Mr. Fieseler that it would not be going forward with the charges. Mr. Fieseler was facing one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Mr. Fieseler vehemently denied any wrongdoing in the case.
Charles Bird, of Bird Jacobsen and Stevens, has been selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. He has received this honor every year since 1994. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Jeremy R. Stevens, of Bird Jacobsen and Stevens, has been selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Yesterday, a Houston County jury found Elizabeth Sanness not guilty of five criminal charges, four of which involved the use of a firearm. Ms. Sanness was charged with Felony Assault in the Second Degree-Use of a Firearm, Felony Stalking with a Firearm, Felony Threats of Violence While Brandishing a Firearm, Gross Misdemeanor Domestic Assault-Use of a Firearm, and Misdemeanor Domestic Assault.
Attorney Andrea B. Niesen is recognized as a qualified neutral under Minnesota law. On June 30, 2016, Attorney Niesen was placed on the Minnesota Supreme Court's roster of facilitative/hybrid neutrals. Attorney Niesen is available to mediate civil matters, including employment, contract, and personal injury claims.
This past weekend, Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens, P.C. sponsored a golf fundraiser for the Chatfield Lions Club. The event was a great time for all that participated. Attorney Jeremy Stevens formerly served as the President of the Chatfield Lions Club. For more information about this organization, please check out their website.
Attorneys Charlie Bird, Jeremy Stevens, and Grant Borgen played in the 36th Annual Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing at Willow Creek Golf Course! It was a hot and humid day, but the attorneys had a great time playing golf and interacting with other local business people! For more firm news, click here.
On Friday, June 24, 2016, Attorney Charles Bird received the Minnesota State Bar Association's President's Award. The award, which is given annually, recognizes a Minnesota State Bar Association member who provides outstanding support and assistance to the Association and its mission.
Attorneys Jeremy Stevens and Grant Borgen take part in the 2016 Chatfield Youth Football Golf Fundraiser! It was a great time but brutally hot and humid!