Anne M. Hoefgen is the Executive Director of Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota. As executive director she is responsible for the day-to-day operation and fiscal management for the organization. The organization served 22 rural counites in northwest Minnesota and cover nearly 24,000 square miles.
Before becoming director, Anne was staff attorney and then supervising attorney at the Moorhead regional office of LSNM. She advised and represented thousands of clients in district court and administrative hearings with critical civil legal needs including housing, family law, domestic violence, unemployment compensation, consumer law and public benefits issues. In 2012, she received the Becker Award from the Minnesota State Bar Association for outstanding achievement by a legal aid attorney.
Anne started her legal career in commercial real estate at Leonard Street and Deinard (now Stinson LLP) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her undergraduate degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from Grinnell College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Wisconsin School of Law.
Anne lives in Fargo with her spouse, two children and their mini labradoodle.
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