Meagher + Geer announces that twenty-one of its attorneys, representing eight practice areas of the firm and three geographic regions, were selected for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® and four Meagher + Geer attorneys have been included in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America .

Additionally, Nicole Brand, Stacy Broman, and Bill Hart  earned special acknowledgment as 2023 “Lawyer of the Year” for the Minneapolis market in Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, Insurance Law, and Appellate Practice, respectively.

Lawyers on The Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers based on professional expertise and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

The firm would like to congratulate the following attorneys named to the Best Lawyers 2023 edition:

Mark Bloomquist – Construction Law
Nicole Brand – Medical Malpractice Law–Defendants
Stacy Broman – Insurance Law
Rodger Hagen – Medical Malpractice Law–Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Laura Hanson – Insurance Law
William Hart – Appellate Practice
John Hughes – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Michael Hutchens – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Products Liability Litigation-Defendants
Bradley Jones – Insurance Law
Tracy Vigness Kolb – Medical Malpractice Law–Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation–Defendants
Bradley Lindeman – Litigation-Labor and Employment
Heather Neubauer – Construction, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, Products Liability Litigation–Defendants
Nick O’Connell – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Timothy Schupp – Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants
Lance Schreiner – Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation-Defendants
Gregory Simpson – Insurance Law, Litigation-Labor and Employment
Charles Spevacek – Insurance Law, Mass Tort Litigation/Class Action-Defendants
Debra Weiss – Litigation-Labor and Employment
Leatha Wolter – Insurance Law
Karl Yeager – Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Law
Kurt Zitzer – Insurance Law, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.

We would like to congratulate the following attorneys recognized in the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America:

Kate Baker – Medical Malpractice – Defendants
Laura Kuipers – Construction Law
Spencer Proffitt – Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance Law
Erik Rootes – Labor and Employment

For the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, more than 12.2 million votes were analyzed to identify the top legal talent, as identified by their peers. For more information on the Best Lawyers section process, please visit