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MASLON'S BILL PENTELOVITCH SELECTED AS A 2012 "ATTORNEY OF THE YEAR" BY MINNESOTA LAWYER
Maslon is pleased to announce that Bill Pentelovitch, partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, has been named a 2012 "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer. Nominations for the recognition are submitted by judges, bar groups, and clients. The 2012 honorees were chosen based on the following criteria: leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service. In September 2012, Bill was recognized as "Minneapolis Litigation - Banking & Finance Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 by Best Lawyers®.
Bill was selected for his pro bono work on the Voter ID Amendment question that was slated to appear on the November 2012 election ballot. As lead attorney, Bill represented the League of Women Voters Minnesota, Common Cause, Jewish Community Action, and five individuals who petitioned to remove the proposed constitutional amendment from the ballot, asserting that the language of the ballot question was misleading, inaccurate, and didn't clearly state the changes that could compromise a person's right to vote. Bill and opposing counsel argued the case in front of the Minnesota Supreme Court in mid-August.