Lawyers recognized

Patrick Durick, Larry Boschee and Zachary Pelham, all of Pearce Durick PLLC law firm, were named Super Lawyers by 2017 Great Plains Super Lawyers.

This designation is granted to the top 5 percent of lawyers in the state.

Rachel Bruner-Kaufman, Jack Zuger and Andrew Askew were named Rising Stars, given to lawyers under the age of 40 with 10 years of practice or less, who make up the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in a state.

New shareholder

Fredrikson & Byron elected oil and gas attorney Kristen Hansen, of Bismarck, a new shareholder.

Prior to joining Fredrikson & Byron, she worked for several Denver law firms, practicing in the fields of oil and gas, water law and natural resources.

Maring included

David Maring, practicing in Bismarck and Fargo with Maring Williams Law Office P.C., was selected  for the 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in Americain the practice areas of bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation-plaintiffs and product liability litigation-plaintiffs.

New at Bianco

Brandon Fettig is the newest Realtor at Bianco Realty in Bismarck.

Employees achieve

EMC Insurance Cos. has made a number of staff changes.

Evan Grant has been promoted to administrative support associate VII. He manages facilities, vendor relations and information technology in the branch administrative department.

Samantha Lawson has been hired as administrative assistant. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary. She was most recently a project manager at a local technology company.

Leslie Watson has been awarded the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter professional designation by the American Institute for CPCU. She started with EMC in 2009 in the rating department and moved to commercial underwriting in 2012.