OUR ATTORNEYS

Each attorney at Briol & Benson has a diverse and highly accomplished background. Our attorneys have graduated from some of the best law schools, graduate schools, and undergraduate colleges and universities in the United States. Many have had distinguished legal careers even before joining the firm, and several are currently serving or have served as adjunct professors.

Because of their extensive experience, our attorneys are uniquely positioned to offer you the best legal services available. We highly value teamwork and recognize that two (or three) minds are often better than one. Yet our cases are leanly staffed to provide our clients with the greatest efficiency and accountability possible. In sum, we offer efficiencies, expertise and access unparalleled by larger firms.


SCOTT BENSON

  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., cum laude, 1989
  • Saint Olaf College
  • B.A., cum laude, 1983
  • Elected Member of Blue Key Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Delta Speech Honor Society
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Vicki Bitner

  • George Washington University Law School
  • J.D., High Honors, 1989
  • Order of the Coif
  • Editor in Chief, The George Washington Law Review
  • University of Minnesota
  • B.A. 1984
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MARK BRIOL

  • William Mitchell College of Law
  • J.D., magna cum laude, 1981
  • #1 in Class
  • University of Minnesota
  • B.A., summa cum laude, 1976
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Beta Phi
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BILL CARPENTER

  • University of California – Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • J.D., 1994
  • Princeton University
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, 1985
  • Stanford University
  • B.A., with Distinction and Honors, 1979
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Merit Scholar
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MARY-CATE CICERO

  • St. John’s University School of Law
  • J.D., Dean’s List, 2012
  • Tulane University
  • B.A., 2007
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Amy Ihlan, of Counsel

  • University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1995
  • Harvard Law School
  • J.D., cum laude, 1984
  • Macalester College
  • B.A., summa cum laude, 1981
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • National Merit Scholar
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Joe Musilek, of Counsel

  • Northwestern University, Medill Graduate School of Journalism
  • M.S.J., with distinction, 1986
  • Notre Dame Law School
  • J.D., cum laude, 1981
  • Villanova University
  • B.A., magna cum laude, 1978
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Joseph Pull

  • Yale Law School
  • J.D., 2006
  • Yale Law Journal
  • Moot Court
  • University of Kansas
  • B.A., with highest distinction, 2003
  • 4.0 GPA, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Clerkship
  • Hon. James B. Loken, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
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MORGAN SMOCK

  • University of California – Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • J.D., 1990
  • Associate Editor, California Law Review
  • Yale University
  • B.A., cum laude, 1985
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Greg Weyandt, Of Counsel

  • Marquette University Law School
  • J.D., 1976
  • University of St. Thomas
  • Equivalent of Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry (no thesis written – no degree granted)
  • University of Minnesota
  • B.A., 1971
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