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Stephen has been practicing law since 1994. For the past 15 years he has practiced in the area of personal injury law, and has also practiced bankruptcy law since 1997. Stephen has a long record of success in helping injured people obtain the recovery they deserve after being injured as a result of the negligence of others. Stephen also gets deep satisfaction in helping people with financial difficulties be able to obtain a fresh start and transform their lives.
Education:B.A. College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota 1990J.D. William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN 1993
Minnesota Association of JusticeMinnesota State Bar AssociationStearns/Benton Bar AssociationAmerican Bankruptcy InstituteNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysJohn E. Simonett Inns of Court -Vice President
Bar Admissions:California 1994Minnesota 1994United States District Court – District of Minnesota 1997
Honors & Distinctions:Named a SuperLawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine
Robert is currently practicing in the areas of consumer and commercial bankruptcies representing debtors. He has been practicing law in St. Cloud since starting with Heller & Thyen in 2002. His initial practice included handling personal injury cases on behalf of the injured. He successfully litigated cases that the insurance companies were not willing to settle fairly.
Presently, Robert’s practice consists of representing debtors in consumer and commercial bankruptcies. He believes in taking the time to get to know his client and their situation. His background in alternative dispute resolution enables him to effectively and efficiently achieve favorable outcomes for his clients.
Education:B.A. Saint Cloud State University, St Cloud, Minnesota, 1999J.D. Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 2002Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Professional Associations:Minnesota State Bar AssociationStearns/Benton Bar AssociationInns of Court
Bar Admissions:Minnesota 2002United States District Court 2004
Justin Braulick is an experienced personal injury lawyer and criminal defense attorney. Mr. Braulick represents clients in the areas of criminal defense, family law and personal injury. Mr. Braulick fights for the best outcome by providing assertive, diligent and aggressive representation. You will receive the attention, respect, and compassion you deserve.
Justin is admitted to practice in Minnesota State Court as well as Federal United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Previously, Justin worked as a therapist with clients who struggled with sexual issues along with mental disorders.
The University of St. Thomas School of Law, J.D.St. Cloud State University, M.S., B.S.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMinnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMinnesota Association for JusticeMinnesota State Bar AssociationStearns/Benton Bar AssociationPresident of the John E. Simonett American Inn of Court
Areas of Expertise:
Personal Injury, Criminal Defense & Family Law
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JR is an experienced family law & criminal defense attorney.
JR began practicing law in 1991 in California where he primarily handled personal injury and civil dispute matters. He moved to Minnesota in 2002 with his wife who is from St. Cloud. His practice expanded to include, and now emphasizes, Family Law and Criminal Defense.
JR believes it is important that different angles and viewpoints are considered when working to get quality results for the clients. He prides himself on working closely with clients to understand what is important for them and know that they would not be seeking help if they did not have an important problem to solve.
University of Colorado – Boulder (B.A. 1981)University of San Diego School of Law (J.D. 1991)
Minnesota State Bar AssociationStearns-Benton County Bar AssociationPast Participant of John E. Simonett Chapter of American Inns of CourtLicensed to practice in California
Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury & Contractual Disputes
Education:University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD. Political Science, B.A.Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN. Juris Doctor
Professional Associations and Memberships:Minnesota State Bar AssociationMinnesota Association of Criminal Defense LawyersStearns Benton Bar Association, PresidentVolunteer Attorney Program, Attorney and MediatorTau Kappa Epsilon, Theta-Eta Chapter, Alumni
Bar Admission:Minnesota (State and Federal Court)
Areas of Expertise:Family Law, Employment Law, Criminal Law, Housing Law, and Professional Licensing Boards.
Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) MSBA Family Law SectionStearns-Benton County Bar Association (SBBA)
Minnesota United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Hamline University, Juris Doctor, May 2013 Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science, summa cum laude