I grew up in a family where my father came from a very poor family of 9 children and my mother grew up in a family of 5 children. Both of them grew up in Crosby Ironton, Minnesota. Dad was so poor that the brothers had to loan their shoes and clothes to the other siblings in order to go to school. Dad saw many of the fathers of his school friends lose their lives when the mines they were working in collapsed. From that point on, he became an active advocate for the underdog and never stopped. He taught us kids to be compassionate and advocate for the families that had bad luck or less opportunities because they were poor. I had no choice but be inspired to advocate for others.
When I graduated from the U of M, women were encouraged to choose teaching, nursing and or secretarial work. I graduated from the College of Education, but longed to be a lawyer that at that time was not an acceptable choice for a woman. After the birth of my third child, women were enrolling in law school in waves. I was thrilled to join the wave and started my first year at Hamline Law School when my youngest, was 6 months old.
I graduated from law school in 1980 and after clerking in Bankruptcy Court and working in Real Estate, I started my own law firm in 1993 practicing in the area of personal injury. I have loved my life as a lawyer. I have enjoyed working with a group of terrific co-workers who have become wonderful friends. My clients will testify, that I fight very hard for them and always try to obtain the best result possible. I am most fortunate to have these opportunities.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1980||10/17/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2020|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2019|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Million Dollar Advocate||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2006|
|Owner||Lord + Heinlein Law Office||1992 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Hennepin County District Court||1979 - 1979|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||1993 - Present|
|Minnesota Association for Justice||Member||1993 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association||Former Board of Governors||N/A|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee||Co-chair||N/A|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Legislative Committee||Member||N/A|
|Hamline University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|University of Minnesota||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1965|
|Minnesota Association for Justice||How to Manage a Law Firm||2009|
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August 30, 2011
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