Merchant & Gould is proud to announce that attorney Loretta L. Freeman has been named in The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 list for 2017, her third consecutive year to receive this recognition. She has also been named a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer for the second time by the same organization.
The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 is a professional honorary organization composed of premier lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications in their area of specialty. This national invitation-only organization provides networking, marketing and business opportunities for the accomplished and experienced lawyers in 35 practice areas. Only the top 100 lawyers from each state who are actively practicing in the select specialty practices are eligible for invitation. The selection process for this honor is based on a multi-phase process based upon objective and uniformly applied criteria which includes peer nominations combined with third party research.
Loretta is listed in Intellectual Property, one of the 35 areas of specialty the organization recognizes, for Minnesota. She has been named a Top 100 lawyer for 2015, 2016, and 2017, and she has been named a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer for 2015 and 2017.
Loretta earned a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, cum laude, from Florida A&M University, where she was also a member of Tau Beta Pi. She was rated a Super Lawyers 2017 Rising Star for Minnesota for the first time this year.