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Kyle Chosen Minnesota State Bar President

Richard H. Kyle, Jr., a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron P.A. in Minneapolis, has been elected President of the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He assumed office July 1.

Kyle has criminal defense experience defending individuals and businesses at trial and on appeal in state and federal court.  He has worked on white collar cases, including antitrust, bank fraud, environmental crimes, health care fraud, mail and wire fraud, securities fraud, and tax evasion.  In addition, Richard handles other serious misdemeanor and felony cases for Fredrikson & Byron.

Kyle received his J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.  He also attended the University of Oxford in Oxford, England, and received his B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Other officers for 2014-15 are: 
  • President-elect: Michael Unger, Unger Law Office, Minneapolis
  • Treasurer: Robin M. Wolpert, Washington County Attorney’s Office, Stillwater
  • Secretary: Sonia Miller-Van Oort, Sapientia Law Group PLLC, Minneapolis
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