Media Guide: Expert Faculty List

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Steve Linders, public relations

651-290-6360

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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

Aging and Law

A. Kimberley Dayton

Art Law

A. Kimberley Dayton

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
Thuy Vo
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
Eileen A. Scallen

Civil Procedure

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

Civil Rights/Civil Liberties

C. Peter Erlinder; General issues, Patriot Act
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

C. Peter Erlinder
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

Phebe Saunders Haugen
Douglas R. Heidenreich
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
Eileen A. Scallen Civil Federal
C. Peter Erlinder (criminal)
John O. Sonsteng (criminal)

Criminal Law

Ted Sampsell-Jones
Bradford W. Colbert
C. Peter Erlinder
Phebe Saunders Haugen
Eric S. Janus sex offenders, insanity defense
Eileen A. Scallen criminal trials
John O. Sonsteng

Cyber law/Internet commerce

Christina Kunz

Disability Law/ADA

Gregory Duhl

Domestic Violence

Nancy Ver Steegh

Elder Law

Kimberley Dayton
Carolyn Grose

Election Law

Raleigh Hannah Levine

Employment Law

Ann Juergens employee’s rights, unemployment
Kenneth F. Kirwin discrimination, workers’ compensation
Peter B. Knapp unemployment compensation
Deborah A. Schmedemann

Evidence

Peter B. Knapp
Eileen A. Scallen Minnesota, California, federal
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

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA)

C. Peter Erlinder

GLBT Issues, Gay Marriage

Carolyn Grose
Eileen A. Scallen
Anthony S. Winer

Health Law

A. Kimberley Dayton organization and financing, long term care
C. Peter Erlinder sexual offender civil commitment
Phebe Saunders Haugen clinical bioethics
Eric S. Janus Mental health sex offenders

Human Rights

C. Peter Erlinder

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

C. Peter Erlinder general issues, human rights
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
Eileen A. Scallen 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

Medicare/Medicaid

A. Kimberley Dayton

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

Pro Bono services

Deborah A. Schmedemann

Product Liability

J. David Prince
Michael K. Steenson

Property/Real Estate Law

Ann Juergens landlord/tenant issues
Eileen M. Roberts
Mark Edwards
Gregory Duhl

Real Estate

Eileen M. Roberts

Second Amendment, right to bear arms

C. Peter Erlinder
Mehmet K. Konar-Steenberg
Michael K. Steenson
Raleigh Hannah Levine

Sex Offender Law

C. Peter Erlinder
Eric S. Janus

Sexuality and the Law

Carolyn Grose
Eileen A. Scallen
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
J. David Prince
Michael K. Steenson

William Mitchell College of Law

Eric S. Janus President and Dean

Admissions

Kendra.Dane Julie.Ekkers @wmitchell.edu or 651-290-6343

Law student stories/issues

Daniel.Thompson dan.thompson @wmitchell.edu or 651-290-6362