• 1858

    Minnesota, L'Etoil du Nord / Star of the North gains statehood

  • 1867

    Minneapolis, the City of Lakes, incorporated. Name derived from Minnehaha, Dakota word for waterfall

  • 1892

    Charles Rollin Fowler opens law office, forerunner of Moss & Barnett, at 236 Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis

  • 1912

    Better Business Bureau founded in Minneapolis

  • 1919

    Hennepin County Bar Association incorporated, charter members include Moss & Barnett's Paul J. Thompson and Abbott Fletcher

  • 1947

    Elsie Wolf joins Moss & Barnett, second female attorney admitted to a major MN law firm

  • 1952

    First successful open heart surgery performed, at University of Minnesota

  • 1955

    Now iconic Blue Cross symbol first registered by Moss & Barnett's Abbott Fletcher

  • 1963

    Guthrie Theatre, nation's largest regional playhouse, opens in Minneapolis with Hamlet, directed by founder Sir Tyrone Guthrie

  • 1967

    Moss & Barnett's Bud Barnett defends seminal products liability case in MN, "Farr v. Armstrong Rubber Co."

  • 1981

    MN shareholder rights law adopted, spurred by Moss & Barnett litigator Scott Herzog's case, "In re Villa Maria"

  • 1982

    Moss & Barnett's Michael Flanagan represents MN State Bar Ass'n in key role securing approval for the constitutional amendment establishing the Minnesota Court of Appeals

  • 1983

    Moss & Barnett formed in a merger of the law firms of Moss, Flaherty, Clarkson & Fletcher and Barnett, Ratelle, Hennessy, Vander Vort, Stasel & Herzog

  • 1990

    Moss & Barnett's Howard Cox incorporates what will become one of the largest cell telephone providers in the U.S., Rural Cellular Corporation

  • 1992

    Mall of America opens in Bloomington, MN, with a staggering estimated 40 million annual visitors

  • 1997

    Tort reform legislation and professional liability defenses drafted and pushed through Minnesota Legislature by Moss & Barnett's Tom Shroyer

  • 1999

    Ann Newhall elected Moss & Barnett president, one of the first female law firm leaders in the Upper Midwest

  • 2007

    First major municipal Wi-Fi network in U.S. is constructed in Minneapolis, legal structure for city project drafted by Moss & Barnett's Brian Grogan

  • 2010

    Target Field, home of Minnesota Twins baseball team, opens in downtown Minneapolis

  • 2014

    Moved from long-time home in the Wells Fargo Center to the 150 Tower of the Fifth Street Towers

  • 2016

    U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings football team, opens in downtown Minneapolis

  • 2017

    Moss & Barnett celebrates 125 years of service

  • 2018

    Moss & Barnett opens St. Cloud office

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