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CHAD J. HINTZ is an attorney in the law firm of Burke & Thomas, PLLP, in Arden Hills. He practices in the areas of professional liability, professional ethics, insurance, appellate practice, and personal injury. For more than ten years, Mr. Hintz has dedicated a significant portion of his practice to defending legal and medical professionals in malpractice litigation and administrative matters before the various licensing boards. In addition to practicing law at Burke & Thomas, PLLP, he has served as an adjunct appellate professor at William Mitchell College of Law since 2005. Mr. Hintz also served two terms on the Ramsey County Bar Association’s Ethics Committee, investigating ethics complaints against attorneys. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and his J.D. degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Mr. Hintz is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Ramsey County Bar Association and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association.
STEVEN R. SORENSON is a shareholder with the law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c. He is a member of the American Bar Association Law Foundation, chairs the District Three Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation Committee, and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association‘s Legal Education Committee. In the past, Mr. Sorenson has served in many capacities with the State Bar of Wisconsin: he chaired several of the state bar standing committees, served as secretary from 1994 to 1996, and most notably, served as president from 1997 to 1998. He is a former member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association, former president of both the National Conference of Bar Presidents and the Wisconsin Law Foundation Fellows, and a current member of the foundation‘s Board of Trustees. Mr. Sorenson presents lectures throughout the state of Wisconsin on various topics, ranging from real estate law to professional ethics. He earned his undergraduate degree from Luther College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Marquette University Law School. During that time, he also attended American University in Washington, D.C. to study national public policy.