Attorney Spotlight: Steven Liening

In what area of law do you practice and why did you choose this?

Litigation. I chose it because I can’t imagine doing anything else as an attorney.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An archaeologist or a musician.

Tell us about a mentor who made an impact on your career.

The Chancellor I worked for as a law clerk taught me a lot about patience and giving everyone a fair chance.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Regensburg, Germany or Monterey, California.

What is your favorite Minnesota Lake?

Medicine Lake.

If you have an out-of-town visitor, what are the “must see/do” things in the Twin Cities?

Willow River Falls or the Guthrie Theater.