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George Soule speaks at 2023 Minnesota Indian Law Conference

May 5, 2023. George Soule spoke today at the 2023 Indian Law Conference sponsored by Minnesota CLE and the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association. George joined Chief Justice Angelique EagleWoman, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Supreme Court, and Judge Philip Brodeen, Lower Sioux Indian Community, on a panel to discuss deciding cases and writing opinions in tribal court. George has served as a Judge on the White Earth Nation Tribal Court of Appeals since 2012, and also serves on the appellate courts of four other Minnesota Tribes. George was President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association in 2004-2006.

Soule & Stull Receives Tier 1 Rank from U.S. News – Best Lawyers

January 4, 2023. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® ranked Soule & Stull as a Tier 1 Regional Best Law Firm in the area of Product Liability Litigation – Defendants in 2023.

The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process collected by those within the product liability community, including clients, law firms, lawyers, and peers of Soule & Stull. Soule & Stull would like to thank those who took time to nominate the firm as a Regional Best Law Firm.

Happy Holidays from Soule & Stull!

December 2022. On the north shore of Bde Maka Ska, we have lots of snow, but we send you warm wishes for a healthy and happy holiday season! We are grateful for our colleagues, family, friends, and clients. Happy Holidays from John, Bethany, George, Alison, Melissa, Kevin, Alice, and Paul.

Soule & Stull Welcomes Bethany Anderson

George and Melissa are delighted that Bethany Anderson has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Bethany will focus her practice on civil litigation, including product liability, commercial, medical negligence, and environmental. She obtained an environmental law concentration during law school.

Prior to joining Soule & Stull, Bethany clerked for two years at the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  There, she worked with four judges and honed her legal research and writing skills.

Before beginning her legal career, Bethany spent three years in China teaching English.  She put her Chinese language undergraduate minor to good use, achieving an intermediate-advanced level of spoken Mandarin.  Upon returning to her hometown of Pella, Iowa, Bethany worked as a legal assistant at a small law firm before heading to law school.

Outside of work, Bethany enjoys running (including two marathons), reading, crocheting, and perusing maps.  But her favorite pastime is being with her husband and son.  You can usually find them taking a walk, reading, or exploring Minnesota’s breweries and parks.

George’s cookies raise $8,000 for Division of Indian Work!

MC Reg Chapman; Lloyd Zimmerman, Nate & Chelsea Walcker (successful bidders); George; Joani Moberg (successful bidder); auctioneer Sarah Jean Knox

September 26, 2022. George’s chocolate chip cookies were auctioned again this year at Division of Indian Work’s annual LEAP fundraiser. The winning bids (by two bidders) were $4,000! Soule & Stull was a proud sponsor of DIW’s LEAP event, celebrating 70 years of DIW. DIW’s mission is “to support and strengthen urban American Indian people through culturally-based education, traditional healing approaches, and leadership development.” Hundreds of people attended the event to support DIW’s programs. George serves on the DIW Board of Directors.

Melissa Stull presents at Torts, Litigation, and Ethics seminar

September 23, 2022. Melissa Stull presented at the Torts, Litigation, and Ethics XIII seminar in St. Paul on Friday. Melissa offered a primer on products liability law and shared insights on recent Minnesota cases and trends. The seminar was full of excellent presenters from the Twin Cities legal community, including Attorney General Keith Ellison.

MSBA presents Lifetime Achievement Award to George Soule

June 22, 2022. Minnesota State Bar Association President Jennifer Thompson presented the 2022 MSBA Lifetime Achievement Award to George Soule. According to the MSBA:

This award is presented to an experienced member of the State Bar who has continually displayed commitment and contributions to the Bar, the legal profession, and/or the public throughout their career.  Recipients of this award are well respected in the legal community for their integrity, competence, career achievement, and service to the bar and/or community. Individuals presented with this award have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to service which goes beyond ordinary expectations.

In accepting the award, George thanked the MSBA and said “I love being a lawyer. It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. My best friends are lawyers and judges. I’m proud of our profession. I humbly accept this award under the condition that this is not the end – of my lifetime or of my practice of law.”

Soule & Stull Sponsors MAIBA Golf Event

July 21, 2022. Soule & Stull proudly sponsored the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association golf event for the ninth consecutive year. The event raises money for law school scholarships for American Indian students. Melissa led the firm’s foursome, which included Sarah Karlgaard, Danielle Bird and Beth Bjerke. The golfers played at The Meadows at Mystic Lake, a beautiful course and setting. George cheered the team on! George is a past President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board Elects George Soule as Vice-Chair

George participated in Minnesota State University Moorhead commencement in May 2022.

June 22, 2022. The Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities unanimously elected George Soule to the role of vice chair, effective July 1, 2022. The Board elected Roger Moe to the role of chair. George earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead (formerly Moorhead State University). He has served on the Board of Trustees since 2017 and chaired the Audit and Workforce Organization and Effectiveness Committees. Minnesota State includes 26 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 340,000 students.

Soule & Stull has moved to the Lakeside Center

June 20, 2022. Soule & Stull is pleased to announce that we have moved to the Lakeside Center on the north shore of Bde Maka Ska.

Our new address is:
3033 Excelsior Boulevard, Suite 190
Minneapolis, MN 55416

George Soule Speaks at Minnesota State University Moorhead Commencement

May 13, 2022. George Soule addressed graduates and guests at the Minnesota State University Moorhead commencement today. George greeted the graduates, family and friends on behalf of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board and Chancellor. George serves on the Minnesota State Board of Trustees. George earned his B.A. degree from MSUM. George encouraged the graduates to “do great things with your lives, make a mark, create a legacy, change the world in ways big or small.”

George Soule featured in Bench & Bar of Minnesota

April 4, 2022. Bench & Bar of Minnesota – a publication of the Minnesota State Bar Association – asked George and other lawyers: “If you could reach back in time to give some advice to your first-year-in-practice self, what would it be?” George’s answer:  

My mentors at Gray Plant and Bowman and Brooke—Franklin Gray, Richard Bowman and others—gave me excellent advice when I was a young lawyer. They said to work hard, to do my best work on each case and for every client, and to always be prepared. They encouraged me to work independently and gave me opportunities to engage directly with clients and experts and to get great litigation experiences. They taught me to be a good partner, to be collegial, and to support all members of the team. They showed me how to act ethically and professionally, to deal with adversaries with respect, and to be forthright with clients, judges and juries. Finally, they afforded me time to connect with people and to get involved in and give back to the community.

My mentors were great trial lawyers and role models, while encouraging me to be myself, to find my own style, to be comfortable with my methods of advocacy. I am sure that I have made missteps, but I have tried to follow this advice and I have had an interesting, challenging, and fulfilling career. I could not have provided better advice to my first-year-in practice self, and I have given this same advice to many other young lawyers over the years.

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