Attorney Profiles

Edward H. Borkon was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 1958 and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1962. Mr. Borkon has argued a case before the United States Supreme Court. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School. He has been a member of the Board of the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis since 1976. Mr. Borkon is also a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, the Minnesota State and American Bar Associations, the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Judicature Society. His areas of practice are personal injury and wrongful death. Mr. Borkon has obtained many significant verdicts and settlements over his 42-year career. 

John H. Ramstead was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 1955. He graduated from the Minneapolis College of Law. He is a member of the Hennepin County, Minnesota State and America Bar Associations, the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is a frequent arbitrator and mediator of various case types. He practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and insurance defense. Mr. Ramstead has obtained significant verdicts and settlements over his 45-year career.

John D. Mariani was admitted to practice in North Dakota in 1961, Minnesota in 1962 and Wisconsin in 1986. He graduated from the University of North Dakota. Mr. Mariani is a member of the Hennepin County and Minnesota State and American Bar Associations, the State Bar Association of North Dakota, the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trail Lawyers of America. He practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and workers' compensation. Mr. Mariani has obtained numerous significant verdicts and settlements during his 39-year career.

William M. Fishman (E-mail ) graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota in 1974 with a B.A. degree. In 1977, he graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School with a J.D. degree. A member of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, and a Certified Trial Specialist since 1990, Mr. Fishman has practiced in the areas of personal injury, automobile injury, workers' compensation, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and product liability since 1977. Minnesota’s Law & Politics named Mr. Fishman Super Lawyer. Mr. Fishman has won
numerous large figure verdicts and settlements and practices before all State Courts, Federal District Court of Minnesota and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has handled numerous appeals to the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Howard S. Carp (E-mail ) graduated from Hamline University with his J.D. in 1977. He has been admitted to the Minnesota Bar since 1978 and has practiced before State and Federal Courts in Minnesota, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. He has obtained numerous significant settlements and verdicts for clients in personal injury and workers' compensation. Mr. Carp is also a successful criminal defense attorney representing defendants in State and Federal Court in matters ranging from misdemeanor to felony charges.

Lorrie L. Bescheinen (E-mail ) was admitted to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota in 1985. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1985.
She is a member of the Hennepin County and American Bar Associations and the American and Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Bescheinen practices almost exclusively in the area of workers' compensation since 1985. She is a frequent speaker at seminars on workers' compensation. She is also an author of the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Deskbook. Ms. Bescheinen also practices in the area of social security law. She has obtained numerous significant settlements and decisions for her clients.


Martin T. Montilino
(E-mail ) is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law and was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 1991. Mr. Montilino has been a member of the law firm since 1992. He practices in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. Mr. Montilino is a member of the Minnesota and Hennepin County Bar Associations as well as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Montilino's practice involves trial work in the Minnesota District Courts. He has obtained numerous significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients. He was the recipient of the Robert Linn Levine Memorial Scholarship at Hamline University in 1991 as well as the American Jurisprudence Award in 1989. He is the author of "DNA Testing, Use and Admissibility in Minnesota Courts", 11 Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, 1990.  Articles and Cases

Howard L. Bolter (E-mail ) graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 1988. Mr. Bolter was admitted to practice before the Federal Courts in 1990. Mr. Bolter's practice focuses on employment law, including all forms of discrimination and harassment in the work place, as well as many other employer-employee issues. Mr. Bolter represents mainly individuals against their employers. Mr. Bolter is a member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the Hennepin County Bar Association, as well as the Minnesota State and American Bar Associations. He is a volunteer attorney for the Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services and the Volunteer Lawyers Network in Minnesota. Mr. Bolter is past chair, vice-chair and program chair for the Hennepin County Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, and past co-chairperson of the Ramsey County Labor and Employment Section. He is currently a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Hennepin County Bar Association. Mr. Bolter is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (both national and state chapters) and is a past board member and secretary/treasurer for the Minnesota chapter. Mr. Bolter is a frequent lecturer on employment issues and has obtained numerous significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Selected as Rising Star by Minnesota Law and Politics, 2001( ) and Super Lawyer 2002, 2003.  Admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, April 2001. The 11th Effect -  Sovereign immunity could force lawyers to duplicate efforts - November 26, 2001.  You can contact Mr. Bolter directly at .

Michael C. Van Berkom (E-mail ) graduated from Hamline University in 1994. He was admitted to practice in Minnesota in 1994 and North Dakota in 1996. He is licensed to practice before the Federal Courts in Minnesota and North Dakota. He was a member of the Hamline University Law Review, and a civil rights moot court participant. Mr. Van Berkom is also a member of the Cass County and Clay County Bar Associations, as well as the Minnesota State and American Bar Associations and the State Bar Association of North Dakota. He practices in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. Mr. Van Berkom has obtained numerous and significant settlements and decisions on behalf of his clients.

David George Johnson (E-mail ) graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and was admitted to the bar in Minnesota in 1977. Since 1983 Mr. Johnson has concentrated his practice in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation doing both trial and appellate work. Mr. Johnson practices in administrative, state, and federal courts. He has acted as an arbitrator in the Fourth Judicial District and as an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. He has served the Hennepin County Volunteer Lawyer Network program as a clinic attorney. Mr. Johnson is a member of the local and state bar associations, the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Robert K. Randall was admitted to practice law in Minnesota in 1976 after having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with an M.A.T. in 1972 and William Mitchell College of Law in 1976. Robert has practiced before State and Federal Courts in Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the American Arbitration Association Mass Claims Panel. Robert practices in the area of personal injury, medical negligence, legal negligence, product liability, and wrongful death, and he is a frequent mediator and arbitrator. Robert was named by Minnesota Lawyer as an Attorney of the Year in 1999, and he was named Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law and Politics in 2002. Robert has obtained numerous significant settlements and verdicts during his career.