Richard Ostlund, a 1979 SJU graduate with a degree in humanities, began practicing law in 1982. He founded the Private and Family Litigation Group while a partner at Lindquist & Vennum where he practiced for 19 years, the last six as a managing partner. In 2001, he joined Anthony Ostlund Baer & Louwagie as a principal. Ostlund specializes in litigating business cases including banking, shareholder and corporate governance, insurance coverage, intellectual property, business disparagement and anti-trust and employment matters. He has been recognized as one of the leading trial lawyers in Minnesota, and was selected by Minnesota Lawyer newspaper as Minnesota Lawyer of the Year in 2009.