Maslon Partner Steve Schleicher Selected as a 2021 'Attorney of the Year' by Minnesota Lawyer
December 17, 2021
Maslon is pleased and proud to announce that Partner Steve Schleicher has been selected among the 2021 "Attorneys of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer for Outstanding Service to the Profession.
Steve is recognized for his pro bono work as part of Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison's prosecution team in the trial and conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Also recognized were Steve's colleagues on the team: Ellison, Jerry Blackwell, Matt Frank, Erin Eldridge, Lola Velazquez-Aguilu, and Josh Larson. Steve continues his pro bono service as the 2022 trial of the other three former police officers charged in George Floyd's death approaches.
Steve is a renowned trial lawyer with deep experience in high profile cases. He concentrates his work on high stakes criminal and civil litigation, government and internal investigations, and appellate practice. During the trial of Chauvin for Floyd's murder, Steve received high praise for his prominent role conducting jury selection and witness examination. His cross-examination of the defense use-of-force expert received national acclaim, and his powerful closing was broadly viewed as a pivotal factor in the trial verdict.
Also recognized as an Attorney of the Year for Outstanding Service to the Profession was Maslon Of Counsel attorney David Herr. David was honored for his remarkable 40-year career and his broad impact on both the legal community and the profession overall. [Learn more.]
To read a full list of honorees, go to Minnesota Lawyer: 2021 Attorneys of the Year.
For more on Steve's contributions in the Chauvin prosecution, go to: Maslon Partner Steve Schleicher Serves Pro Bono as Special Assistant Attorney General on AG Ellison's Prosecution Team for the Trial and Sentencing of Derek Chauvin