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Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota honors Judge McShane as Distinguished Jurist

On November 10, 2016 the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota awarded Judge John McShane the 2016 Distinguished Jurist Award for his service to the legal community. The ACTLM promotes the ideals of fair, just, effective, and expeditious experience in the judicial system. Judge McShane spoke to the attendees about effective advocacy and the importance of being oneself in front of judges and juries.


Justice Natalie Hudson Wins Supreme Court Election

JusticeHudsonNovember 9, 2016.  Justice Natalie Hudson won election to the Minnesota Supreme Court yesterday, gaining 58.78% of the vote.  Governor Mark Dayton appointed Justice Hudson to the Supreme Court in 2015.  Having won election, Justice Hudson will serve a six-year term.

There were seven other contested judicial races on the ballot in Minnesota.  In the Fourth Judicial District (Hennepin County), incumbent Judges Carolina Lamas and Paul Scoggin easily won election.  There were five contested seats in the Third Judicial District (southeastern Minnesota); the incumbents all defeated their challengers.


Soule & Stull welcomes Meghan Feliciano!


Soule & Stull and Friends Celebrate Fall DECK PARTY!

The entire crew from Soule & Stull and many friends celebrated Fall on the Deck on October 5. We welcomed Meghan Feliciano to the firm and enjoyed a beautiful evening with friends. Thank you for making the party fun and exciting! We hope you enjoy these photos from the party.

Minnesota Lawyer Honors Kelly Street as Unsung Legal Hero

September 2016. Minnesota Lawyer presented Kelly Street with its Unsung Legal Hero award at a luncheon on September 8, 2016. Kelly was also recognized in a special section of the Minnesota Lawyer. We are proud of Kelly!

Melissa Runs Medtronic TC 10 Mile

melissarace2016October 9, 2016. Melissa and her sister Megan Stull today finished the Medtronic TC 10 Mile race. The race starts in downtown Minneapolis and finishes near the Capitol in St. Paul. Melissa and Megan made good time on a beautiful Fall day, and had big smiles at the end. Congratulations Melissa and Megan!

On the passing of Richard Bowman


Beth, Terri Bowman, George and Richard at Soule & Stull gathering.

September 7, 2016. All of us at Soule & Stull express our deepest sympathy to the family of Richard Bowman, who passed away this morning. Most of us – George, Melissa, Kevin, John, Kelly and Beth – worked in the trenches with Richard during his remarkable career. George says “Dick was my partner, my mentor and my friend. John and I (and others) helped Dick start a law firm 31 years ago. Dick was one of the world’s finest trial lawyers, with nerves of steel. He taught me so much, as he did so many others. He was passionate in his support of each partner and employee at his firm. We will miss him tremendously.”

George Soule authors “Overseas Product Liability Claims”

September 2016. George Soule published an article “Overseas Product Liability Claims” in the September 2016 issue of LJN’s Product Liability Law & Strategy, a monthly publication for product liability practitioners. Many American companies sell products overseas. While most countries are not as litigious as the United States, manufacturers are seeing more product liability claims abroad.

Manufacturers may have little experience in litigating such claims, and will look to their U.S.-based product liability counsel for assistance. The article suggests several ways in which counsel may help manufacturers manage overseas litigation. Soule & Stull has assisted clients with several overseas cases, including in Australia, Brazil, France and Israel.

Read article here.

For a look at the LJN website, click here.

Melissa Stull and George Soule speak on failure to warn

August 10, 2016. Melissa and George spoke today about defenses to failure to warn at a meeting of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Product Liability Committee. MDLA serves members specializing in civil defense practice. Soule & Stull lawyers routinely defend failure to warn claims and have written several articles about failure to warn, available on the firm’s Publications page.

George Soule Appointed to Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals

PrairieLogoAugust 10, 2016.  The Prairie Island Indian Community Tribal Council appointed George Soule to serve as a Justice on the Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals.  With fellow Justices, George will hear appeals from the Community’s Tribal Court.  George is also a Court of Appeals Justice for the White Earth Band of Ojibwe.  He served as President of the Minnesota American Indian Bar Association.


Justice Natalie Hudson wins Supreme Court Primary


Justice Natalie Hudson

August 10, 2016.  Justice Natalie Hudson came in a strong first place in yesterday’s Primary Election for the Minnesota Supreme Court seat she now holds.  Justice Hudson won 65% of the vote in a race with two challengers.  Justice Hudson will face the second place candidate Michelle MacDonald in the November 8 General Election.  For information about the candidates, check this website:

Vote in Minnesota Primary Election

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George and Melissa voted today.

July 20, 2016. We encourage all Minnesota voters to vote in the state’s August 9 Primary Election. There are three candidates for the Minnesota Supreme Court on the Primary ballot. The top two vote-getters will go to the General Election on November 8. This is a very important race and the only statewide primary race. Voter turnout will be low – so your vote is important! You can vote in the Primary before August 9 by requesting an absentee ballot from the Secretary of State here or by going to your municipality’s early voting site. (For example, in Minneapolis, you can vote at the Early Vote Center at 217 South Third Street.) George and Melissa voted today.