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 2018 Super Lawyers and Cally Kjellberg-Nelson has been named a 2018 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.
Ebert serves as CEO of Quinlivan & Hughes and practices civil ligation, with a focus on employment and government liability, insurance coverage and general casualty law. She is active in the industry, including her most recent appointment as Treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association. She has served in a variety of leadership positions at the local, state and national levels.
Moehrle is a trial attorney defending health care providers against claims of medical negligence and individuals against claims of motor vehicle liability. She currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee for the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association and is a frequent writer lecturer on up-to- date topics related to civil litigation and trial strategy. Laura was also named a Super Lawyer in 2017 and a Rising Star in 2015 and 2016.
Schwegman has been a sought-out featured speaker on general liability, medical negligence and tort claims both in Minnesota and nationally. He practices in the area of professional liability and general casualty law and was also named a Minnesota Attorneys of the Year in 2005. Steve has extensive trial experience, having tried in excess of 130 jury trials involving a wide range of claims, including catastrophic personal injury, automobile, construction, hospital liability, and medical malpractice.
Kjellberg-Nelson also earned the Deb Oberlander Award in 2013 from the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association for her leadership, professionalism, skills, and advocacy in the practice of law. She joined Quinlivan & Hughes in 2008 as a law clerk. In January, 2018 Ms. Kjellberg-Nelson was elected a Shareholder of the firm. The focus of her growing practice is civil litigation, with an emphasis on employment and governmental liability. The Super Lawyer selection team uses a patented multi-phase process to identify worthy candidates each year. This includes a statewide survey of layers, an independent research evaluation and peer reviews by practice area. Established more than 90 years ago, Quinlivan & Hughes ranks among the oldest and largest law practices in Central Minnesota. The full-service law firm has growing legal teams in the areas of employment law, business law, government law, insurance defense, trust and estate planning, and general litigation.