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Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben Attorney Certified as Civil Trial Specialist

Press Release
May 2002

MINNEAPOLIS, May 1, 2002-- The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. announced today that Richard L. Tousignant has been board certified by The Minnesota State Bar Association as a Civil Trial Specialist. This certification recognizes attorneys who specialize in civil trial law and meet the board’s exacting standards for professional expertise and ethics.

Once qualified, Mr. Tousignant had to undergo a rigorous approval process. He had to demonstrate substantial experience in civil trial law, submit professional references, demonstrate competence in legal writing, prove continuing legal education, and complete a one-day examination. Each year special council will review Mr. Tousignant certification.

Trial lawyer Richard Tousignant was born and raised in Minneapolis. He graduated cum laude from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1986. In that same year he joined the law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben and since that time has devoted his practice entirely to personal injury and wrongful death litigation, successfully representing hundreds of clients in a wide variety of cases. In 1998, the National Board of Trial Advocacy certified Richard as a Civil Trial Specialist.

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.