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2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Minnesota Rising Stars Lists

Seven DeWitt Attorneys Selected for Inclusion on the 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers and Minnesota Rising Stars Lists

Jul 17, 2023

Today DeWitt LLP announced Minnesota Super Lawyers® selected seven of its attorneys for inclusion on the 2023 Super Lawyers and Minnesota Rising Stars lists. Minnesota Super Lawyers® named four attorneys as top attorneys in Minneapolis for 2023 and three attorneys were included on the 2023 Minnesota Rising Stars list.

The attorneys selected for inclusion as 2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers are attorneys Robert Due, R. Leigh Frost, Julie Nagorski and Kathleen Newman. Attorneys Zachary Armstrong, Mitchell Sullivan and James Todd are included on the 2023 Minnesota Rising Stars list.

2023 Minnesota Super Lawyers

About Robert Due

Due is a partner at DeWitt who has substantial experience in high-net-worth cases involving complex assets that are difficult to value, such as closely held business entities, commercial real estate, and intellectual property. He is skilled in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution, and he has a high success rate both in trying cases to a conclusion and in reaching settlements through mediation. He has extensive appellate court experience before both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court, and he is listed on the Minnesota Supreme Court Roster of Qualified Neutrals. He earned a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Minnesota and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Carleton College.

About R. Leigh Frost

Frost is a partner at DeWitt with more than 20 years of experience dealing with a range of family law issues. She advises clients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding areas on matters including divorce, child support, custody and visitation and spousal maintenance issues. She earned a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota.

About Julie Nagorski

Nagorski is a partner at DeWitt LLP who has significant experience litigating disputes in numerous areas of the law, with a focus on real property and construction.  In addition to her substantial litigation experience, she has taken many cases through jury and bench trials and arbitrations and has argued multiple cases in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Nagorski earned a 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.

About Kathleen Newman

Newman is a partner at DeWitt with extensive experience in all aspects of marital dissolutions, including cases with high-net-worth, closely owned businesses, professional practices, and complex custody matters and is well-versed in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Newman is Board-Certified as a Family Law Trial Attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. She is also a skilled mediator, approved for inclusion in the Minnesota ADR Statewide Neutrals Roster in all categories of Family Neutrals and is on the Minnesota Supreme Courts list of Appellate mediators. Newman earned a J.D. from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and a B.A. from Hamline University.

2023 Minnesota Rising Stars

About Zachary Armstrong

Armstrong is an associate attorney in DeWitt’s Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, and Transportation & Logistics practice groups. His practice focuses on general civil litigation with experience in patent litigation, trade secret litigation, false advertising, commercial litigation, real estate litigation, transportation & logistics litigation, and personal injury matters. He earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and a B.A. from Carleton College.

About Mitchell Sullivan

Sullivan is an associate at DeWitt supporting the Real Estate and Business practice groups. His experience includes representing clients in matters related to mergers & acquisitions, real estate, corporate law, and general commercial issues. In the area of real estate, he has represented developers, investors, lenders, brokers, contractors, landlords, common interest communities, property managers, manufacturers, as well as his general business clients. He earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and a B.A. from Concordia College.

About James Todd

Todd is a partner at DeWitt practicing in the area of family law. He has experience with a wide variety of family law cases, including the dissolution of complex marital estates, closely held business valuation disputes, spousal maintenance litigation, jurisdictional issues, contested custody disputes, and domestic abuse cases. He has successfully tried and argued cases in Minnesota's district and appellate courts and is skilled in litigation and alternative dispute resolution and enjoys a high rate of success in both. He earned a J.D. and M.B.A, cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas and a B.A. from William & Mary University.

About Super Lawyers

The selections for Minnesota Super Lawyers are made by the research team at Super Lawyers, which is a service of the Thomson Reuters legal division based in Eagan, Minnesota. Each year the team conducts a thorough selection process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, independent evaluation of candidates by the attorney-led research staff, a peer review of candidates by practice area and a good-standing and disciplinary check.

The final list of Minnesota Super Lawyers features the top five percent of attorneys in more than 60 practice areas. Lawyers featured on the Rising Stars list are selected based upon similar criteria as Super Lawyers; however, a candidate must either be under 40 years of age or in practice for 10 years or less, and a peer evaluation is not conducted.