Posts tagged "Gray Plant Mooty"

Remembering Hennepin County Bar Members in Court and in Words

Tamara Hjelle Olsen, the first female managing officer of Gray Plant Mooty in Minneapolis, where she joined in 1986 after attending Harvard Law School, and a Minnesota's Top 100 Super Lawyers honoree, died last summer after a year-long battle with cancer at age 51.

In the 2011 Issue of Minnesota Super Lawyers

Thumbnail image for MNSLRS11_SM_Cover.jpgIn the latest issue of Minnesota Super Lawyers (available online, digitally, via app, and in magazine form), we profile St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson & Associates, who has made a career out of bringing sexual-abuse lawsuits against the Catholic Church. He started filing them 27 years ago and, as Christy DeSmith explains, has no plans of stopping now.

Tamara Hjelle Olsen (1960-2011)

Tamara OlsenWe 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."