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Nilan Johnson Lewis Welcomes Leah Kippola-Friske

MINNEAPOLIS (April 6, 2018) – Minneapolis-based law firm Nilan Johnson Lewis is pleased to announce the hire of Leah Kippola-Friske as an associate attorney working with both the products liability/mass tort and business litigation practice groups.

Kippola-Friske began her legal career representing clients in civil, personal injury, family, social security and real estate matters. Kippola-Friske then represented both private and court-appointed clients as the Civil Public Defender for Scott County, Minn., with over 300 court appearances.

“Leah’s background in personal representation and public defense adds a unique perspective to the team,” says Stephen Warch, president of Nilan Johnson Lewis. “She has a wide breadth of courtroom experience that will allow us to better serve clients.”

Kippola-Friske received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2013 and received her B.S. in political science from Northern Michigan University. Kippola-Friske is on the board of the River Valley Nursing Center and a member of the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce.

About Nilan Johnson Lewis

Founded in 1996, Nilan Johnson Lewis ( has built a practice grounded in excellence and value. Through its Total Partnership approach to client relationships, Nilan Johnson Lewis delivers exceptional results for its clients’ businesses. The firm focuses on five areas of law: product liability/mass tort litigation, corporate and transactional services, labor and employment, health care, and commercial litigation.

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Kendall Johnson, Kohnstamm Communications

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