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Pemberton Law Firm adds 4 new attorneys

Published 10:49am Monday, February 4, 2013 Updated 12:55pm Monday, February 4, 2013

A long-time local and regional law firm, Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer and Kershner, is pleased to announce the addition of four new attorneys: Paul Johnson, Julie Haseman, Amanda Hanson and Sarah (Tuel) Duffy.

The firm recently added Paul Johnson and Julie Haseman as new partners in the Alexandria office. Johnson has an established practice focusing on business sales and acquisitions, business formation and operational matters of corporations, cooperatives, partnerships, limited liability companies, and limited liability partnerships.

He also practices in the areas of real estate law and township law. Johnson graduated summa cum laude from Concordia College in 1976 and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of North Dakota in 1979. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota state and federal courts.

Haseman also has an established practice, primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, trusts, real estate, and township law. She graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 1986, also receiving the Scholar of the College Award and elected to the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.

She graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1989. She is licensed to practice in Minnesota state and federal court, and is also actively involved with pro bono work for both Wills for Heroes Minnesota and Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota.

Amanda Hanson joined the firm in September and works out of the Detroit Lakes office. Hanson was born and raised in Fergus Falls, graduated summa cum laude in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2012.

She maintains a general practice, including general litigation, estate planning, and an emphasis in family law.

Sarah Duffy is also a Fergus Falls native and joined the Fergus Falls office full time in November. She graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2007, and William Mitchell College of Law in 2012. Sarah’s practice focuses on public school law, labor law and estate planning. She is a member of the firm’s Civil Litigation and Employment and Labor practice groups.

The Pemberton, Sorlie, Rufer and Kershner law firm and its predecessors have been practicing law, and serving all of Minnesota, along with eastern South and North Dakota for over 125 years. The firm currently has 20 attorneys at four different locations in Fergus Falls, Detroit Lakes, Alexandria, and Wadena, specializing in a wide variety of practice areas, including personal injury, civil litigation, agriculture law, crop insurance, labor and employment, commercial and business, family law, real estate, township law, and estate planning, among many others.

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