We were saddened to learn of the passing of Tamara Hjelle Olsen of Gray Plant Mooty at the age of 51 after a year-long battle with cancer. She had made our Minnesota Super Lawyers list every year since 2003, often appearing on top lists, and had carved out a reputation as being not only one of the most accomplished attorneys in the state--in 2007 she became the firm's first female managing partner--but also one of the most warm. "She was universally recognized as one of the best employment and higher education lawyers, and was a sought-after public speaker," Bruce Mooty told the Star Tribune. "And her clients just loved her. Once clients had work with her, they didn't want to work with anybody else."