Arthur Chapman Names Stephen M. Warner, Sarah E. Bushnell, and Michael S. Ryan as new Shareholders

January 4, 2016

Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A. is pleased to announce the election of Stephen M. Warner, Sarah E. Bushnell, and Michael S. Ryan as shareholders.

Steve Warner’s practice includes representing businesses and insurance carriers in commercial transportation, and insurance coverage, and appellate matters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and across the Midwest.  He has considerable jury trial and arbitration experience, and has appeared before the Minnesota Court of Appeals on multiple occasions. Mr. Warner also chairs the firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group.  Steve is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison and William Mitchell College of Law.

Sarah Bushnell focuses her practice on efficiently solving a variety of complicated business and employment problems in the areas of employment law, business litigation, insurance coverage, and professional liability.  She is a board member of the Twin Cities Christian Legal Aid and a volunteer with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota.  Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Northwestern College and Harvard Law School.

Mike Ryan concentrates his practice in civil litigation including general liability, product liability, commercial, business, employment, and environmental law.  Mike brings to the firm more than thirty years of broad-based litigation, arbitration, and trial experience.  He is past president of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA), and served as the State Representative to DRI – The Voice of the Defense Bar from 2002-06. He is also a member of the distinguished American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Mike is licensed and handles cases in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  Mike received his Juris Doctorate from Hamline University Law School (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law) and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas.

The law firm of Arthur, Chapman, Kettering, Smetak & Pikala, P.A. was established in 1974 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a branch office in Hudson, Wisconsin. Arthur Chapman is one of the premier defense litigation law firms in Minnesota with nearly 50 attorneys practicing from coast to coast. The attorneys at Arthur Chapman serve the legal needs of businesses, the railroad industry, the insurance industry, and self-insured entities by providing a full range of services, including general and commercial litigation, products liability, automobile liability, workers’ compensation, subrogation, professional liability, insurance coverage, intellectual property, construction and construction defect law, liquor liability, employment law, trucking, and personal injury law.