When: May 31, 2018

Where: The University of St. Thomas

Greene Espel attorneys John Baker and Kate Swenson recently spoke at a seminar sponsored by the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office on “Mastering Appellate Practice.”  John and Kate focused their presentation on “Successful Brief Writing Strategies and Skills” providing principles for constructing a client’s story and effectively conveying key points to the court.

John Baker, a founding member of the firm, regularly represents individuals and entities in state and federal appellate courts in Minnesota and beyond. He has made a name for himself as an exceptional brief writer. Other attorneys often request him to seek reversals for their clients on appeal or to protect the results obtained in the trial court. John has presented oral argument on appeal more than 30 times.

Kate Swenson guides clients in the public and private sectors through all stages of dispute resolution, including trial and the appellate process. She regularly briefs appeals in federal and state courts, and she has successfully argued before the Eighth Circuit, the Minnesota Court of Appeals, federal and state district courts, and administrative bodies. 

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