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Karl Johnson Receives MSBA Raeder Larson Public Service Award

EDINA, MN – July 19, 2018 – Karl J. Johnson, a bankruptcy attorney at Hellmuth & Johnson, received the Raeder Larson Public Service Award from the Bankruptcy Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA).

The Raeder Larson Public Service Award is named for Raeder Larson, who served officially as court lawyer, Chief Deputy Clerk and Acting Clerk for the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court in the 1970’s-90’s. Larson was revered for his knowledge, even temper and wisdom. The award has been presented every year since 2001 and honors members of the Bankruptcy Section for outstanding service to the public through the provision of pro bono legal services and dedication to a system of equal justice for all.

Karl Johnson’s award is largely based on his work in Duke v. Vitali (Case No. 16-04098), where he successfully moved for dismissal of an adversary complaint on behalf of his pro bono client, and for his work in Manty v. Olawore (Case No. 17-04142), where he convinced the plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss her complaint. In addition to his outstanding work in these cases, Karl is a regular volunteer for legal advice clinics and has been a member of the MSBA Bankruptcy Section’s Pro Bono Committee for more than two years.

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