Thomas Jovanovich with Jovanovich, Kadlec & Athmann, PLLP provides mediation and arbitration services. He has practiced law in central Minnesota for over 35 years. His primary practice includes employment law, government law, school law, and commercial and construction litigation.  He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in these areas.  Tom is a Qualified ADR Neutral and Certified Civil Arbitrator.  He has served as a mediator on construction cases, commercial disputes, employment-related claims, and personal injury cases.

JoAnn Evenson specializes in family law mediation and social ENE.

Drew Hultgren mediates in the areas of civil, family and ENE (social and financial).

L.F. Bud Baechler, Prior Lake, MN, is an experienced facilitative civil mediator, a Qualified ADR Neutral with primary practice directed to mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and resolution of conflicts and disagreements in the general area of business. Known for a comfortable approach that earns the trust of involved parties, Bud has practiced executive and leadership facilitation with for-profit, non-profit, privately held and public organizations, in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and the Asia Pacific Region. His particular focus is on helping organizations advance through difficult or challenging periods of dispute resolution, inter and intra-corporate negotiation, and culture recalibration.

Sheila Engelmeier has practiced employment law for more than 25 years, has chaired the employment groups of large law firms and is one of the founders of Engelmeier & Umanah.  Over the past couple of decades, Sheila has developed a successful Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. Sheila’s tenacity and attention to detail make her extremely successful in ADR. Others describe her approach at dispute resolution as creative, persistent, insightful, and flexible. Sheila applies her extensive employment law knowledge, common sense, business savvy, persistence and humor to help settle cases. Sheila believes each case requires hard work and its own unique approach, whether it be gentle cajoling or a firm hand.  MSBA Certified Labor and      Employment Law Specialist  Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice

Ivory (Sunny) S. Umanah, has been practicing law in all aspects of estate planning, trust, estate administration, business succession planning, taxation, business, and real estate transactions for more than 17 years.  Prior to founding the firm, Ivory was a partner in the trust and estates department of a large Minneapolis law firm.  He also practiced with the private client group in the tax practice of a large accounting firm prior to entering the private practice of law.  Ivory’s experience in law and accounting are valuable skills parties need to effectively settle cases in the ADR process. Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice



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PO Box 7704
St. Cloud, MN 56302
320-363-7559 or


Scott Investigation
PO Box 7704
St. Cloud, MN 56302
320-363-7559 or

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  1. Minnesota Supreme Court – recent Opinions
  2. Minnesota Court of Appeals – recent Opinions
  3. American Bar Association
  4. Minnesota State Bar Association
  5. Minnesota Federal Bar Association
  6. Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  7. Minnesota Association for Justice
  8. Minnesota Statutes
  9. Minnesota Secretary of State – business search
  11. Pro Justice MN


  1. Stearns County Court Information.   This page provides contact information and up-to-date Court calendars,  as well as courtroom and Judge assignments for the Stearns County Courthouse.
  2. St. Cloud City Hall.  This page provides information on upcoming events in St. Cloud, Minnesota, as well as information on St. Cloud City government.
  3. St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce
  4. Helpful links to locate the right lawyer for your needs: Find a Lawyer (provided by the Minnesota State Bar Association); Martindale-Hubbell (a LexisNexis service)
  5. Stearns County Law Library