Louise has handled multiple appeals and civil motions in Minnesota state and federal courts in an effective, thorough, and ethical manner — addressing a wide variety of civil issues including construction defect, contractual indemnification, employment discrimination, insurance coverage, premises liability, personal injury, products liability and sex abuse.
Louise teaches Appellate Advocacy as an adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, where she instructs law students in the nuts and bolts of researching, writing and arguing appeals as well as in the practicalities of being an effective, principled and persuasive advocate.
Louise is an active member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, where she is the Chair of the Amicus Curiae committee and a member of the Construction Law committee. She is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, where she served for six years on the governing council of the Appellate Practice Section, lecturing in seminars addressing appellate issues and revising and updating the electronic practicelaw.org website with information and articles helpful to practitioners. Louise is actively involved in the MSBA’s Wills for Heroes program, drafting wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives for Minnesota police officers and fire fighters.