Committed. Compassionate. Strategic.
Courtney practices in the areas of estate planning, estate administration (probate), and civil litigation. She protects clients from situations that can destroy their finances and relationships.
Courtney gives her clients peace of mind and the feeling of control over their futures. She is hard working, efficient, and professional. Courtney is accessible and responsive to her clients.
Courtney graduated magna cum laude from the University of Saint Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. She graduated cum laude from William Mitchell College of Law.
After law school, Courtney became a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Gordon W. Shumaker and the Honorable Lawrence B. Stauber, Jr., of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Courtney later represented school districts, cities, and counties at the law firm of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney, where she helped research and write a winning brief to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Courtney then joined Meagher & Geer, where she represented large insurance companies in no-fault automobile insurance, property insurance, and life insurance matters. Courtney also worked with the law firm of Wendland Utz, Ltd., representing individuals, business owners, and corporations in a variety of litigation disputes.
Courtney assisted in researching and writing another winning brief to the Minnesota Supreme Court in a defamation matter. Courtney's litigation and clerkship experience gives her a strategic advantage. Clients find her personable, practical, and compassionate.
Courtney is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Olmsted County Bar Association. She is a member of the ARAG attorney network. She serves on the planning committee for MinnCLE's Trust and Probate Annual Conference and other trust and estates planning committees through MinnCLE. She routinely presents on areas of interest for estate planners, including the SECURE Act. Courtney is also a proud board member of Rochester's Ability Building Center.
Courtney is a former adjunct professor of Evidence and Property at Mitchell Hamline College of Law. She also taught the writing portion of Lawyering for three years at Mitchell Hamline.
Courtney is proud to have been named a Rising Star by SuperLawyers for the fifth year in a row. Courtney wrote a chapter of a book published by MinnCLE on estate planning for blended families, and she co-wrote the SECURE Act update for MinnCLE's Trust Administration Deskbook. Courtney is also the current President of the Rochester Estate Planning Council. Courtney's most adored and cherished roles are as wife and mother.