Six Lathrop GPM Attorneys in Minneapolis Recognized for 2023 Pro Bono Service


MINNEAPOLIS (June 14, 2024) — The Minnesota State Bar Association honored six Minnesota-based Lathrop GPM attorneys as 2023 North Star Lawyers, certifying these attorneys provided at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services in the past year to low-income individuals.

The Lathrop GPM 2023 North Star Lawyers for Minnesota are as follows:

Catie Bitzan Amundsen was named a Pro Bono All-Star for having been named a North Star Lawyer for 8 or more years. Two attorneys, Holly Lechner and Robin Swingley, were recognized for the first time.

This recognition is a reflection of our lawyers' work on a variety of different projects, including representing survivors of domestic violence, asylum seekers, entrepreneurs, and many others. Lathrop GPM attorneys across the firm's 11 offices provide pro bono counsel to numerous organizations and individuals in need of legal services.

The Minnesota State Bar Association recognized 736 North Star Lawyers in 2023. Together, the North Star Lawyers contributed more than 79,800 hours of service at an estimated value of $20 million for the past year. Each North Star Lawyer was certified to have provided at least 50 or more hours of legal service, as defined in Rule 6.1(a), (b)(1) and (b)(2) of the Rules of Professional Conduct, in the given calendar year. A complete list of all Minnesota North Star Lawyers, as well as additional information on the program, is available online at

Lathrop GPM considers pro bono legal services a professional responsibility and a community obligation of the firm. To learn more about the firm's pro bono services and initiatives, visit