Law School Alumni Updates
Original Article from the Alumni Review - Spring 2012
David Bossart, class of '65, was named Fargo Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers magazine. In addition to his private practice, David lectures across the U.S. in the field of trial advocacy.
Bob Stroup II, class of '67, has been named Fargo Real Estate Attorney of the Year for 2012 by Best Lawyers magazine. Bob is with the law firm of Kennelly & O'Keefe and specializes in real estate and business-related law and banking issues. He lives in Fargo with his wife Coletta.
Susan Rhode, class of '74, has been named by Best Lawyers magazine as Minneapolis Family Lawyer of the Year. Susan is co-chair of the family law practice area at the business firm Moss and Barnett. She lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.
Karen Braaten, class of '79, a state district judge, received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UND Depart of Social Work. She and her husband Gerald, live in Grand Forks.
David Clinton, class of '77, received the Service to the Profession award from the Communication, Speech, and Theater Association of North Dakota. David is an administrative law judge for Job Service North Dakota. He and his wife, Diane, live in Bismarck.
Rebecca Theim, class of '80, has been elected chair of the board of trustees of the national Conference of Bar Examiners. She is a vice chairman of the Disciplinary Board of the North Dakota Supreme Court and a fellow in the International Society of Barristers. She lives in Bismarck.
Dean Rindy, class of '84, joined Kenelly and O'Keeffe Attorneys in Fargo. He specializes in real estate law and title insurance. Dean lives in West Fargo with his wife, Karen.
Henry Eslinger, class of '85, retired from his position as Grand Forks municipal judge. Henry started his career as a high school teacher, but went back to school to get his J.D. Henry spent the last 13 years as municipal judge. He and his wife JoAnn live in Grand Forks.
Tracy Kennedy, class of '99, has been chosen by her peers to be in the 2012 edition of the Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of bankruptcy, and creditor/debtor rights, insolvency and reorganization law. Tracy is a stockholder and director of the Grand Forks law firm of Zimney Foster P.C. She lives in Grand Forks with her husband, Jay.
Craig Foss, class of '06, joined the Minnesota Bankers Association as associate counsel. His focus will be on providing legal and regulatory advice to the MBA and its members. Craig lives in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, with his wife, Aubrey.
Stacey (Horter) Dahl, class of '08, is an attorney with Swanson and Warcup in Grand Forks, where she lives with her husband.
Ryan Geltel, class of '11, was hired as an associate attorney with MacMaster Law Firm in Williston, North Dakota, where he lives with his wife, Tara.
Benjamin Williams, class of '11, has joined the Nilles, Ilvedson, Plambeck and Selbo law firm in Fargo as an associate attorney, where he will practice civil litigation.