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Barna, Guzy & Steffen, Ltd. ("BGS") handles a wide variety of matters. BGS has experienced attorneys who represent individuals and businesses in corporate transactions, banking, real estate (commercial and residential), estate planning, family law, personal injury, criminal defense, employment counseling, and general litigation. My focus is business and employment litigation. Essentially, I handle almost any litigation matter, including shareholder disputes, securities fraud, employment defense, real estate, and contract litigation. I also handle appeals. I am licensed in Minnesota state and federal courts.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    5 years

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  • John C Conard

    Ms. Schemmel is simply a brilliant and tenacious litigator. I have known her since law school. Her experience as a federal clerk and at her current firm give her the insight to fiercly and effectively litigate her client's cause.


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Contact info

Barna, Guzy & Steffen

200 Coon Rapids Blvd NW #400
Coon Rapids, MN, 55433-5894


MNAuthorized to practice200408/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
William Mitchell Law Review Volume 30, EditorWilliam Mitchell Law Review2004
Persuasive Legal WritingCALI2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Janie S. MayeronUnited States District Court for the District of Minnesota2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Anoka County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Minnesota Women LawyersMember2006 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Federal Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)Co Vice President, Membership2010 - 2011
Federal Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)Co-Chair, Newer Lawyers Committee2009 - 2010
Federal Bar Association (Minnesota chapter)Chair, Newer Lawyers Committee2008 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State Bank of Delano v. CenterPoint Energy, 779 N.W.2d 582 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)Affirmed
Securities and Exchange Commission v. Tom Shanahan and Clem Hannon, 2010 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 2403 (D.Minn. January 13, 2010)Summary judgment granted
Brickner v. One Land Development Company , 742 N.W.2d 706 (Minn. Ct. App. 2007)Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
William Mitchell Law ReviewTammy J. Schemmel, Comment, How the USA PATRIOT Act Combats Cyber-Crime, 29 WM. MITCHELL L. REV. 921 (2003)2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
William Mitchell College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Minnesota State University, MoorheadInternational BusinessOther - Bachelors2001
Minnesota State University, MoorheadSpanishBA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude2001