Category: Our Attorneys

Happy Retirement Doug Dehn!

September 30, 2014  |  BGS

Attorneys and staff at Barna, Guzy and Steffen gathered this afternoon to celebrate BGS Attorney/Shareholder Doug Dehn who is officially retiring. Doug graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1976 and was admitted to the bar on October 1st, 1976 almost 38 years ago to this day. He joined BGS in 2004 with the knowledge that he could leave his clients in good hands when it came time to retire. Doug is grateful for the many years of successful practice and says, “I wish to thank all of my clients and professional contacts who have had the trust in me to make referrals to me over the years.” Doug’s thriving practice will be taken over by his partners at BGS.  If you would like to contact the firm for existing or new work, please feel free to contact us at, or call the firm directly at 763-780-8500.      

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BGS Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2014

July 8, 2014  |  BGS

Barna, Guzy and Steffen would like to congratulate their attorneys named to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers lists.  This year, the law firm had five Super Lawyers and three Rising Stars named to the lists.  The attorneys named Super Lawyers were: John T. Buchman/Personal Injury Michael F. Hurley/Banking Jeffrey S. Johnson/Real Estate Bradley A. Kletscher/Business Litigation Steven G. Thorson/Real Estate And the Rising Stars: Timothy D. Erb/Real Estate Tammy J. Schemmel/Business Litigation Angela M. Woessner/Real Estate These attorneys will appear in the Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine published in July 2014 and distributed to attorneys in Minnesota and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. In addition, selected attorneys will also appear in the August 2014 issue of Mpls./St.Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business.  Super Lawyers are chosen using peer nominations and evaluations which are combined with third party research.  Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The firm recognizes that it is an honor to have attorneys named Super Lawyers/Rising Stars. This acknowledgement reinforces their continuing mission to be recognized as the best and most innovative law firm in their market.

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Adriel B. Villarreal appointed to BGS Board of Directors

April 16, 2014  |  BGS

The law firm of Barna, Guzy & Steffen held its annual meeting on March 29, 2014 in Coon Rapids, MN. The meeting included a gathering of the Board of Directors, and the election of new members to the Board. Adriel B. Villarreal, BGS Shareholder, was elected to the Board of Directors effective April 1, 2014. Adriel began working with BGS as a law clerk in Personal Injury and Criminal Law in 2004 while attending the University of St. Thomas law school. Upon graduation and admittance to the Bar in 2006, Adriel was hired as an Associate in that department. He continues to focus his legal practice on Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. Adriel is bilingual and able to assist both English and Spanish speaking clients with their legal needs. He has been a regular volunteer throughout the twin cities area and outlying communities for individuals who have limited access to legal advice and services. The firm would like to congratulate Adriel on his accomplishments and commitment to the mission of providing clients legal service with trust, dedication and professionalism. BGS believes these ingredients are the essence of integrity, and strives to nurture these values within the firm.

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