SUPER LAWYERS / MINNESOTA 2011
TABLE OF CONTENTS
10 THE CRUSADER
Jeff Anderson won’t stop suing the Catholic
Church until he deposes the Pope.
BY CHRISTY DESMITH
5 WORD FOR WORD
The verbatim career wisdom of Laura Hein,
Jon Hopeman and Brian O’Neill.
AS TOLD TO BETSY GRACA
How a 38-year-old is leading Fish &
Richardson’s litigation practice group.
BY BETSY GRACA
14 AN ENTERTAINING
Looking back on a lifetime of rock and roll
with entertainment lawyer Ken Abdo.
BY DAN HEILMAN
18 AT THE
A train collides with a car full of young
people, slicing the vehicle in two. Heart-
wrenching phone calls are made. One is to
Sharon L. Van Dyck.
BY AIMÉE GROTH
8 Q&A: THE DOYENNE
The legendary managing partner at Dorsey
& Whitney shares her hard-earned wisdom.
INTERVIEW CONDUCTED AND EDITED BY
82 BY THE NUMBERS
Some details in the numbers from the
22 AFTER THE
The inside story of how Chris Messerly
helped survivors of the 35W bridge disaster
BY ANNA BEFORT
24 THE QUIET PASSION
OF SHAMUS O’MEARA
The Johnson & Condon attorney lives to
advocate for those with developmental
BY ROSS PFUND
THE ANNUAL LIST
26 SELECTION PROCESS
28 THE TOP LISTS
31 LISTED ALPHABETICALLY
34 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
70 LISTED BY AREA OF PRACTICE
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COVER AND CONTEN TS PHOTOGRAPHY B Y LARRY MARCUS