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Soule & Stull are sponsors at Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Golf Tournament

June 13, 2016 – Soule & Stull sponsored a hole and a foursome in the Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament on Monday.  George, Melissa, Tim Bettenga, and Susan Holden enjoyed a gorgeous day on the Burl Oaks golf course. George is a past Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directions.   The Foundation is committed to serving the community, preventing crime, and supporting the Sheriff’s office, especially the volunteer Special Deputies.

Melissa and George on the Soule & Stull hole no. 10

Melissa and George on the Soule & Stull hole no. 10

Melissa, Tim, Susan, and George at the 2016 Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament

Melissa, Tim, Susan, and George at the 2016 Hennepin County Sheriff Foundation Shoot for the Stars Golf Tournament

George Soule speaks at Minnesota Judicial Campaign Law and Ethics Seminar

JudicialCampaignGraphicJune 14, 2016.  George Soule, along with co-presenter Susan Holden, discussed Judicial Campaign Conduct and Activities at a seminar sponsored by the Minnesota Board of Judicial Standards.  Several 2016 state court candidates, and their supporters, attended the seminar.  George and Susan discussed several aspects of judicial campaigns, including statutes, rules and codes that govern candidates’ conduct.

George Soule spoke on judicial appointments and elections at the Senior Republicans of Minnesota monthly meeting

image001June 7, 2016.  George Soule was the featured speaker at this month’s Senior Republicans of Minnesota meeting in Richfield.  George spoke about judicial appointments and elections, including federal judge appointments, the confirmation of Chief Justice John Roberts, the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection and state court appointments, and state court elections.  There was a lively discussion of judge and court-related topics, including what appointments under President Clinton or Trump might look like.  From 1999 – 2002, George served as Chair of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection under Governor Jesse Ventura, and has co-chaired several campaigns for Minnesota Supreme Court justices.

Soule & Stull Celebrate Spring on The Deck

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May 12, 2016. Thank you to everyone who made the Soule & Stull Spring Deck Party a success.  Lots of folks helped welcome Judge McShane to the firm.  We had great conversations well into the evening.

Here are a few photos from the party . . .

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Kevin Curry appointed to Police Advisory Commission

k-curry-webOn May 16, 2016, the St. Louis Park City Council appointed Kevin Curry to the St. Louis Park Police Advisory Commission, which acts to enhance awareness of Police Department capabilities and services; provide an opportunity for citizen involvement and input in police services; and encourage positive interactions between the Police Department and the community.

Soule & Stull and Jeffrey Toobin

GeoMelissaToobinApril 2016. Soule & Stull sponsored a table at the MSBA Civil Litigation Annual Meeting at Windows on Minnesota in Minneapolis. Nearly 200 local attorneys, including George, Melissa, Kevin and S&S clients and friends, attended the event, at which Fourth Judicial District Chief Judge Cahill received the Advocate Award. The keynote speaker was Jeffrey Toobin, legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker magazine and author of The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court (2007) and The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court (2012). Mr. Toobin spoke on the effect of the 2016 election on The United States Supreme Court, providing a unique look at the inner workings of The Supreme Court and its influence, as well as his thoughts on how the upcoming elections will shape the court and, in turn, the nation. The event was sponsored by the Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. Melissa is a member of the Governing Council of the MSBA Civil Litigation Section and was instrumental in organizing the event and Mr. Toobin’s talk.


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George Soule Inducted Fellow in the International Society of Barristers

unnamedApril 11, 2016.  The International Society of Barristers inducted George Soule as a Fellow of the Society at its April 2016 Convention near San Diego.  With regular membership of less than 700 lawyers adjudged by their peers and judges to be “outstanding in the field of advocacy,” the Society is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary.

George is also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and an Associate in the American Board of Trial Advocates.  He served as Minnesota Chapter President of ABOTA in 2014.

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Melissa Stull and George Soule author Product Liability article for Furniture World Magazine

April 2016. Melissa Stull and George Soule published an article, “A Look at Product Liability: The Product Liability Landscape for Furniture Retailers and Manufacturers” in the 2016 March/April edition of Furniture World, a magazine serving the furniture industry.  This article, aimed at furniture retailers and manufacturers, explains product liability law is it relates to the furniture industry and the special challenges manufacturers and retailers face in light of the focus on furniture safety and liability.  Read the article here.

For a look at the Furniture World website, click here.

George’s cookies draw $350 at auction for DIW Food Shelf

February 29, 2016. George’s “world famous” chocolate chip cookies raised $350 at auction for the Division of Indian Work Food Shelf in Minneapolis. On Leap Year Day, over 200 people attended the DIW’s first food shelf fundraiser. The event featured well-known, local musicians, a silent auction, and live auction. Soule & Stull was an event sponsor, and George serves on the DIW Board of Directors. DIW provides food, clothing and other services to American Indian individuals and families in need throughout our community.

Auctioneer Chi Woodrich pitches George’s cookies.

Auctioneer Chi Woodrich pitches George’s cookies.

 George and happy auction “winner” Jeanine Johnson.

George and happy auction “winner” Jeanine Johnson.

Soule & Stull celebrates Second Anniversary

Soule & Stull celebrates second anniversary! Soule & Stull recently celebrated its Second Anniversary with family at Burch in Minneapolis. George Soule and Melissa Stull started their firm in February 2014. The firm focuses on product liability, commercial litigation, personal injury and property damage, Indian law, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution.

Soule & Stull sponsors DIW Food Shelf Benefit

Graphic Indian WorkJanuary 2016. Soule & Stull is sponsor for a fundraiser for the Food Shelf program of the Division of Indian Work in Minneapolis. The event will be held on Leap Year Day – February 29, 2016. DIW provides food, clothing and other services to American Indian individuals and families in need throughout our community. George serves on the DIW Board of Directors. The event will be lively and fun with great, local entertainment, silent auction and food and drink. For more information about the event, or to buy tickets, click here.