Carol Nolan Skinner

Carol Skinner is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin and the Seventh and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals.   Carol received her undergraduate degree in English and French from Indiana University - Bloomington, graduating Phi Beta Kappa.  She earned her JD from Indiana University - Bloomington.   Her practice focuses on employment law, intellectual property law and mediation/arbitration.  Carol is Of Counsel to Bakke Norman.  In her free time, Carol is involved in community organizations, including service on the boards of our local United Way, YMCA, Youth Action Hudson, Hudson Area Swim Association, St Croix Vally Bar Association, and St Croix Valley Sexual Assault Response Team. Carol's Bio

Joel David Skinner, Jr.

Joel Skinner is admitted to practice law in Wisconsin, the Federal District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and the Court of Appeals for The Federal Circuit.  Joel is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).  He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University, and law degree from Hamline University. Joel is AV Peer Review Rated.  Joel's practice focuses on prosecution of US and International patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and technology transfers.  He has volunteered on the boards of our local Rotary, Bar Association, Hudson Community Foundation, and Habitat For Humanity.

Cheryl Olson

Cheryl is a legal assistant for Skinner and Associates, with over 20 years of experience in the trademark and patent field.  Cheryl focuses on US and International patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution.

Siobhan Cherry

Siobhan (pronounced "Sha Von") is a legal assistant for Skinner and Associates.  She works in the areas of employment law, litigation, and mediation.


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