Congratulations Newly Certified Specialists

The MSBA is honored to announce four new certified legal specialists. These attorneys have demonstrated great knowledge and proficiency in their specialty areas.

Three attorneys were named Real Property Law Certified Specialists:


Shauna Coons, managing attorney at Kwe Law firm, has strong community ties that have inspired a career dedicated to real estate, business and governance matters, and a variety of tribal and federal Indian law issues.



Michael Cass, a shareholder at Swenson Lervick Syverson Trosvig Jacobson Cass Donahue, PA, is dedicated to his Alexandria practice and is a valuable resource for all things real property up in lake country.


Stephen Larson, a partner at Harbott, Knutson, Larson & Holten, PLLP, is focused on meeting client needs and strengthening the foundation of their law firm’s real estate practice.



One attorney was named a Civil Trial Certified Specialist:

Benjamin McAninch, with Blethen Berens, is a respected trial attorney who is often called upon by his clients to represent them in difficult cases with high exposure.




Interested in becoming a certified specialist? Visit www.mnbar.org/certify.