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Attorney Mark Gruesner Recieves National Certification

Press Release
April 2000

Minneapolis, MN (April 21, 2000) - The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. is pleased to announce that Mark H. Gruesner Esq., has been certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) as a Civil Trial Specialist.

The NBTA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1977, was created in the public interest to help identify lawyers who have achieved a high level of experience, both in and out of the courtroom, and who have demonstrated behavior in accordance with the highest ethical standards. The rigorous certification process an attorney must undertake to become a Certified Civil, Criminal, or Family Trial Attorney includes testimony by a group of peers and judges; documentation of their trial experience; submission of written legal work for review by the NBTA Standards Committee and a daylong written examination. Currently, less than 175 civil attorneys in the state of Minnesota are certified by the NBTA.

Trial lawyer Mark Gruesner has been practicing in the field of plaintiffs' personal injury, product liability and wrongful death cases since 1978. Before joining Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. in 1986, Mark managed his own law firm handling personal injury, workers' compensation and criminal defense cases. Mark was born and raised in Minneapolis and earned his law degree from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has been adjunct professor at Hamline since 1980, teaching Advanced Civil and Criminal Trial Practice Techniques.

Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. is the largest law firm in Minnesota specializing exclusively in personal injury litigation. With 18 lawyers and more than 80 support staff, it provides personal, specialized service from initial investigation through settlement, trial or appeal. The firm is known for its prompt, courteous service and recognized as a leader in legal development regarding injury and death claims.