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John Burns
Charter Member
Appellate Law

14300 Nicollet Ct, Burnsville, MN 55306, USA


John is an experienced litigator, specializing in high conflict or complex cases. He primarily takes cases in Dakota and Scott Counties. John represents clients in dissolution of marriage, paternity, custody, maintenance and child support proceedings. He has significant experience in the Court of Appeals. John is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the First District Bar Association, where he is past President and currently serves on the District Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the Dakota County Bar Association, where he serves on the Board of Directors and is the past President. Numerous recognitions have been awarded to John such as the Dakota County Heroes Award, Super Lawyer, the BV-distinguished rating, and Who’s Who in Family Law. He graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with majors in History and Political Science while also playing on the football team. John received his law degree from the Indiana University School of Law where he graduated cum laude. While there he competed in moot court competitions, receiving the highest score at the national level. He served as a law clerk at the Indiana Supreme Court before returning to Minnesota to join a group practice in 1992. Since then, he has established himself with the bench and bar in Dakota and Scott Counties after opening his private practice in 1994. He has written several articles and teaches continuing education courses to attorneys on a variety of family law topics. John has completed the Hawaii Ironman and the Boston Marathon. He enjoys coaching youth sports, particularly football and basketball.

Schantell Comegys
Charter Member
Appellate Law

1629 K St NW, Washington, DC 20006, USA


Attorney Schantell S. Comegys is an experienced mediator, best cialis check litigator, help negotiator, doctor and consultant. Mrs. Comegys is an Accredited Veterans Affairs (VA) and Social Security Administration (SSA) attorney. In addition to her Juris Doctor, she completed her graduate studies in Negotiations and Conflict Management at the University of Baltimore and her undergraduate studies at Philadelphia University in Pre-Law (International Studies) and Chestnut Hill College in Criminal Justice.

Julia Follansbee
Charter Member
Appellate Law

61510 Cougar Trail, Bend, OR 97701


Wanda Fowler
Charter Member
Appellate Law

1 RIVERWAY, ste 2200, Houston, TX 77056


Wanda Fowler was a Justice on the Fourteenth Court of Appeals for almost 14 years before joining Wright Close & Barger, LLP as a partner. While on the Court she authored approximately 1900 opinions and decided approximately 3,800 more cases. In 2001, the other members of the Court elected her Acting Chief Justice for five months pending an appointment of a new chief justice and, in 2003, the Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Civil Trial and Appellate Specialists voted her Appellate Judge of the Year. She is a frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars. Before joining the Court, Ms. Fowler was a commercial litigator in private practice, and was in-house legal counsel for GTE Mobilnet. Ms. Fowler is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) panelist and presides over arbitrations involving complex commercial disputes, insurance coverage matters, and construction cases. She has been appointed as a neutral or non-neutral arbitrator on a variety of matters. In addition, she has served as a mediator on a variety of litigation cases involving commercial transactions, energy law, insurance coverage, and personal injury claims.

Jacqueline Gilbert
Charter Member
Appellate Law

7625 Dean Martin Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89139


Her primary practice areas include appeals and civil litigation. Ms. Gilbert is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the William S. Boyd School of Law. Ms. Gilbert also has a Masters in Business Administration, with honors, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy. Ms. Gilbert was a member of the appellate unit and litigation department of a large regional law firm, with an emphasis on trial briefing, post-judgment motions, and appeals. Ms. Gilbert also has experience in matters dealing with consumer protection statutes, home mortgage litigation and foreclosure in both state and federal court. Ms. Gilbert is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of Nevada and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Gilbert has argued multiple times before the Nevada Supreme Court on issues related to NRS Chapter 116, including the landmark case, SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A., 130 Nev. Adv. Op. 75, 334 P.3d 402 (Sept. 18, 2014). Arguing on behalf of appellants, many of Ms. Gilbert’s other arguments resulted in reversals and remands for the client. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Appellate Litigation Group of the State Bar of Nevada.