Awards & Recognition

Ebert, Moerhle, Schwegman Named Super Lawyers
Kjellberg-Nelson Receives Rising Star honor

July 26, 2017

Four attorneys at Quinlivan & Hughes have been recognized among the best attorneys in Minnesota by Super Lawyers. Dyan Ebert, Laura Moehrle and Steven Schwegman have been named 2017 Super Lawyers and Cally Kjellberg-Nelson has been named a 2017 Rising Star.

Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are recognized as Super Lawyers and no more than 2.5 percent receive the Rising Star honor. Super Lawyers, a part of Thomson Reuters, recognizes lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Dyan EbertLaura MoehrleSteve SchwegmanCally Kjellberg Nelson


Q&H Receives United Way Partnership Award

It's such an honor to be the United Way's 2016 Best Year-Round Partnership award winner for small organizations! A huge thank you to all the Q&H families for investing time, talent, and treasure in our communities!

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Ebert Elected President of MDLA

August 19, 2014

Dyan EbertQuinlivan & Hughes Shareholder Dyan J. Ebert was elected President of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association ("MDLA") at its annual meeting held in conjunction with the Association's Trial Techniques Seminar on August 15, 2014. The MDLA has over 750 members and is dedicated to serving the needs of lawyers engaged primarily in the defense and trial of civil disputes. In addition to becoming the MDLA President, Dyan also holds leadership positions in the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Seventh District Bar Association. Dyan's practice is focused on employment and governmental liability, insurance coverage and general casualty law.

Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. has a long history with the MDLA. Richard Quinlivan was a co-founder and first President of the Association (1974-75). Firm members Michael J. Ford (1992-93) and Steven S. Schwegman (2004-05) have also served as MDLA Presidents.

Schwegman Serves as Faculty Member at IADC Trial Academy at Stanford Law School

August 13, 2014

Steve SchwegmanSteve Schwegman served on the faculty at the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) 42nd Annual Trial Academy at the prestigious Stanford Law School in Palo Alto, CA.

The IADC Trial Academy is one of the oldest and most respected programs for developing trial advocacy skills. The seven-day intensive program blends faculty instruction and demonstration with individual student participation.

The faculty consists of leading defense trial lawyers selected on a national basis from different regions of the country. Each faculty member is assigned to a group of five to seven students which allows for individualized attention and instruction. There were 98 student/lawyers from around the country as well as Brazil and Canada.


Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. ELaura Moehrle, Shareholder

February 3, 2014

Laura MoehrleQuinlivan & Hughes, P.A. is pleased to announce Laura A. Moehrle has been elected shareholder of the firm, effective January 1, 2014.

Laura practices primarily in the area of insurance defense litigation, including automobile liability and professional liability and also practices in the areas of premises liability, employment law and appellate law. She is a frequent presenter on issues related to automobile and professional liability. Laura was born and raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota


Kjellberg-Nelson Receives Deb Oberlander Award

August 27, 2013

Cally Kjellberg-NelsonQuinlivan & Hughes' attorney Cally Kjellberg-Nelson is the recipient of the 2013 Deb Oberlander Award from the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA). The award, created in memory of MDLA's former executive director who passed away in 2008, recognizes the professionalism, service, and contribution to excellence in the practice of law by a new lawyer. Cally served as the Vice Co-Chair of the MDLA's New Defense Lawyers Group (2011-2012) and Co-Chair (2012-2013). Cally has also been involved with the Mid-Winter Conference Planning Committee (2012 and 2013), as well as with the Association's 50th Anniversary Celebration held in conjunction with the Trial Techniques Seminar and the Trial Academy Planning Committee (2013). Cally is published in Minnesota Defense Magazine, "Laches, A Defense That Is Alive and Well in Minnesota", Minnesota Defense Magazine | Spring 2010, and recently presented at the 2013 MDLA Trial Techniques Seminar on the recently amended Rules of Civil Procedure.

In addition to her MDLA activities, Cally has also been active in the Stearns/Benton Bar Association, the Seventh District Bar Association, and the Minnesota State Bar Association. She also serves as the Central Chapter Liaison to the Minnesota Women Lawyers Association (2012-2014).

We congratulate Cally on this well-deserved honor!


Shareholders Make Top Lawyers List

July 17, 2013

Steve SchwegmanDyan EbertJim McAlpine

Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A. would like to congratulate shareholders Steven R. Schwegman and Dyan J. Ebert on their selection as 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers and shareholder James S. McAlpine on his selection as a 2013 Minnesota Rising Star.

Comprised by Thomson Reuters, the Minnesota Super Lawyer list recognizes the top 5% of lawyers in the state while the Rising Star list recognizes the top 2.5% of lawyers in the state under age 40.


Quinlivan & Hughes announces Association of Holthaus

May 22, 2013

Rachael PresslerRachael Holthaus was born and raised in the St. Cloud area. She was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in May 2013 and joined the firm as an associate at that time. She received her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (Business Administration with a Minor in Spanish) in 2009 and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law in 2013. While in law school, Rachael worked as a law clerk at Acumen Legal Advisors, PLLC where she assisted in business law and real estate matters. She also externed at Hennepin County District Court and was a research assistant for Professor John O. Sonsteng. Rachael was also involved in William Mitchell's moot court competition where she competed in the New York Bar Association National Competition.


Dyan J. Ebert invited to join Association of Defense Trial Attorneys' Executive Council

April 25, 2013

Dyan EbertDyan J. Ebert has been invited to become a member of the Association of Defense Trial Attorney's Executive Council. She will be one of nine council members selected from the United States and Canada to serve on the Council. The ADTA limits membership to one prime member with at least 5 years of experience in civil trial defense for every million in population. John Quinlivan who recently passed in September 2012 served as the Association's President from 1981-92. Dyan has been an associate member under John Quinlivan and assumed his prime membership after he retired from practice.


Quinlivan & Hughes announce Association Schley

March 12, 2013

Jolene SchleyJolene Schley was born and raised in the St. Cloud area. She was admitted to the Minnesota Bar in May 2006 and joined the firm as an associate in February 2013. She received her B.A. from The College of St. Benedict (Political Science) in 2002 and her J.D. from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2005. Prior to joining Quinlivan & Hughes, Ms. Schley was Legal/Compliance/Credit Administration Officer at Maple Bank in Champlin. Jolene practices in the areas of Business and Corporate Law, Wills, Probate Estate Planning, Trusts and Real Estate.