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About Borden, Steinbauer, Krueger & Knudson, P.A.

Borden, Steinbauer, Krueger & Knudson, P.A. has been serving the community in the Brainerd area for over 40 years with compassionate and effective legal representation. We have worked hard to garner a reputation of having the best litigators in town. We balance compassion with the importance of getting things done for our clients. 
Charles P. Steinbauer

Charles P. Steinbauer, Shareholder

Chuck has over four decades of legal experience helping clients with their real estate and business law needs. Chuck also assists clients with their estate planning and prenuptial agreement needs.
Areas of Practice:
  • Business and commercial law
  • Estate planning
  • Probate and estate administration
  • Real estate law
Education:

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1969, J.D. 
St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, 1966 B.A. 
Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 1969
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1971


Professional Memberships:

15th District Ethics Committee, 1993–1999, Chair 


E-mail: cpsteinbauer@brainerdlaw.com 
P.O. Box 411
302 South Sixth Street
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Phone: 218.829.1451 • Fax: 218.829.2946
Patrick M. Krueger

Patrick M. Krueger, Shareholder

Patrick has been practicing law since 1980, with 90 percent of his time devoted to representing personal injury victims and their families. He is a Certified Trial Specialist by the Minnesota Bar Association and is recognized as a leading American attorney for personal injury law by the American Research Corporation. He has also been selected as a Super Lawyer by Minnesota Law and Politics, putting him in the top six percent of attorneys in Minnesota.

Areas of Practice:
  • Plaintiff's personal injury
  • Banking litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Contract litigation
  • Mediation and arbitration

Education:

University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota, J.D.
Honors: Graduate of the Year, Bruce Inn, University of North Dakota, 1980
Law Review: North Dakota Law Review, 1979–1980

Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, 1974 B.A.
Major: Business Administration/Hospital Administration


Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 1980
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1981


Professional Memberships:
  • American Bar Association, member 
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, member 
  • American Association For Justice, member
  • Minnesota Association For Justice, member
  • Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce, Past Member Board of Directors
  • Brainerd Jaycees, Past President, 1981–1982
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Brainerd Lodge #615, 
  • Past Exalted Ruler 
  • Crow Wing-Aitkin County Bar Association, Past President
  • P.O.R.T. Group Home, Past Member Board of Directors

E-mail: pmkrueger@brainerdlaw.com 
P.O. Box 411
302 South Sixth Street
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Phone: 218.829.1451 • Fax: 218.829.2946
Virginia J. Knudson

Virginia J. Knudson, Shareholder

Virginia "Ginny" Knudson specializes in representing individuals and businesses in various areas of the law, including real estate disputes, commercial litigation, and environmental issues. She also has an extensive background in appellate work and is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Areas of Practice:
  • Family law, adoption, and divorce
  • Commercial, construction and real estate litigation
  • Landlord and tenant Issues
  • Environmental law
  • Probate disputes
  • Guardianships and conservatorships
  • Municipal and governmental relations

Education:

University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1994, J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude 

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1991, B.A.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Aquinas Scholar
Major: Economics
Major: Spanish
Minor: Business


Bar Admissions:

Minnesota, 1994
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1994
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1996


Professional Memberships:

Zonta International, 1999 –present 
Jaycees, Brainerd, 1998–1999 
Aitkin/Crow Wing County Bar Association, 2000–2001, President 
Aitkin/Crow Wing County Bar Association, 1999–2000, Vice-President
St. Francis Church Finance Council, 2004–present


E-mail: vjknudson@brainerdlaw.com 
P.O. Box 411
302 South Sixth Street
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Phone: 218.829.1451 • Fax: 218.829.2946
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Erik M. Haslam, Associate

Erik helps clients across a broad range of litigation matters, including family, real estate, estate planning, and probate law. During law school, Erik worked as a civil mediator, competed as member of the ABA Moot Court Competition Team, and was a legal extern at Land O’Lakes. Prior to attending law school, Erik managed the technical support department for a multi-national software company.

Areas of Practice:
  • Family Law
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning and Probate Law

Education:
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School
  • B.A., University of Utah, cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Bar Admissions:
  • Minnesota, 2016

Professional Memberships:
  • Jaycees, Brainerd
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Aitkin/Crow Wing County Bar Association

E-mail: ehaslam@brainerdlaw.com 
P.O. Box 411
302 South Sixth Street
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401
Phone: 218.829.1451 • Fax: 218.829.2946
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