Media Guide: Expert Faculty List

Media Contact:

Jenn Glass, public relations
651-290-6360
Jenn.Glass @wmitchell.edu

William Mitchell’s public relations office will help connect you with our expert faculty members. Professors are frequently away from their desks, so we encourage you to contact us.

Use this guide to find experts in your area of interest or need.

Click a professor’s name to view their profile page with phone and email address. Contact information for non-faculty experts appear after their names. Note that in some cases, the area of expertise is limited to a specific topic. Those topics are listed after each name.

Administrative Law/Government Agencies

Mehmet K. Konar-Steenberg

ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution),
arbitration, mediation

Jim Hilbert, executive director, Center for Negotiation and Justice

Assisted Reproductive Technology

Mary Pat Byrn

Bankruptcy

Gregory Duhl

Business Law

Daniel S. Kleinberger, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, closely held businesses, corporations; investigations into alleged corporate misconduct
Gregory Duhl, commercial

Business of law practices &
legal profession

Daniel S. Kleinberger

Church & State

Michael K. Steenson
Raleigh Hannah Levine

Civil Litigation (Civil Lawsuits)

Peter B. Knapp; Minnesota

Civil Procedure

Eric S. Janus
Peter B. Knapp; Civil State, Civil Federal
R. Carl Moy; U.S. Circuit Court
John O. Sonsteng

Civil Rights/Civil Liberties

Jim Hilbert, Negotiation and Settlement
Eric S. Janus
Raleigh Hannah Levine; First Amendment
Michael K. Steenson
John O. Sonsteng; Right to an attorney

Conciliation Court

Daniel S. Kleinberger

Constitutional Law

Eric S. Janus
Mehmet K. Konar-Steenberg
Michael K. Steenson
Raleigh Hannah Levine
Anthony S. Winer; GLBT Issues, Gay Marriage, International Law/Issues, Sexuality and the Law

Consumer Law

Ann Juergens
Gregory Duhl, predatory lending

Contract Law

Daniel S. Kleinberger
Deborah A. Schmedemann
Gregory Duhl

Court Procedure

Eric S. Janus
Peter B. Knapp Civil state, Civil Federal
R. Carl Moy U.S. Circuit Court
John O. Sonsteng (criminal)

Criminal Law

Ted Sampsell-Jones
Bradford W. Colbert
Eric S. Janus sex offenders, insanity defense
John O. Sonsteng

Disability Law/ADA

Gregory Duhl

Domestic Violence

Nancy Ver Steegh

Elder Law

Carolyn Grose

Election Law

Raleigh Hannah Levine

Employment Law

Ann Juergens employee’s rights, unemployment
Peter B. Knapp unemployment compensation

Evidence

Peter B. Knapp
John O. Sonsteng criminal law
Ted Sampsell-Jones

Family Law

John O. Sonsteng juvenile justice
Nancy Ver Steegh General issues, mediation, domestic violence, child custody, family court reform
Carolyn Grose

Finance

Thuy Vo

First Amendment/freedom of speech

Raleigh Hannah Levine

Food-related issues (safety, etc.)

Donna Byrne

GLBT Issues, Gay Marriage

Carolyn Grose
Anthony S. Winer

Health Law

Eric S. Janus Mental health sex offenders

Intellectual Property

R. Carl Moy patent law
Kenneth L. Port general issues, trademark law
Jay Erstling patents, international patents, public health

International, Foreign, and Comparative Law

Kenneth L. Port Japanese law, intellectual property
Jay Erstling trade, economic rights, human rights, developing countries, China, India
Eric S. Janus, Turkey
Marcia Gelpe, Israel
Mehmet K. Konar-Steenberg, Turkey
Anthony S. Winer, public international law, European Union law

Judicial elections

Raleigh Hannah Levine

Landlord/Tenant

Ann Juergens
Daniel S. Kleinberger

Lawyer Ethics/Professional Responsibility

Douglas R. Heidenreich
Ann Juergens
Raleigh Hannah Levine

Lawyer Skills/Practice

Ann Juergens
Peter B. Knapp Trial
John O. Sonsteng Trial

Legal Education

Ann Juergens
John O. Sonsteng
Carolyn Grose, clinical education

Legislative Actions/
Legislation

Eric S. Janus
Daniel S. Kleinberger

Media Law

Raleigh Hannah Levine

Medical Ethics

Phebe Saunders Haugen including end-of-life and palliative care

Mental health

Eric S. Janus

Minnesota Supreme Court

Peter B. Knapp

Mortgage crisis/foreclosure/predatory lending

Gregory Duhl

Native American/Indian Law

Sarah Deer
Raleigh Hannah Levine Federal
Colette Routel

Natural Resources Law

Mark Edwards

Non-profit organizations

Carolyn Grose

Patent Law

R. Carl Moy
Jay Erstling

Product Liability

Michael K. Steenson

Property/Real Estate Law

Ann Juergens landlord/tenant issues
Mark Edwards
Gregory Duhl

Second Amendment, right to bear arms

Mehmet K. Konar-Steenberg
Michael K. Steenson
Raleigh Hannah Levine

Sex Offender Law

Eric S. Janus

Sexuality and the Law

Carolyn Grose
Anthony S. Winer

Social norms and law

Mark Edwards

Tax Law

Carolyn Grose (non-profit tax planning)

Tobacco Law, Smoking

Douglas Blanke, executive director, Tobacco Law Center

Torts

Raleigh Hannah Levine
Peter B. Knapp
Michael K. Steenson

William Mitchell College of Law

Eric S. Janus President and Dean

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