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Baird Holm LLP Welcomes Five New Associates to the Firm

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Baird Holm LLP is pleased to welcome Sarah J. Applegate, Austin S. Graves, Patrick M. Kennedy, Spencer R. Murphy and Susan K. Tvrdy to the firm.

Sarah J. Applegate concentrates her practice on creditors’ rights, bankruptcy and commercial litigation. Sarah received her Juris Doctor, with highest distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2018. While in law school, she was a member of the Nebraska Law Review and earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Contracts, Criminal Law, Copyright Law, Insurance Law and Mediation.

Austin S. Graves’ practice focuses on various aspects of corporate law. He graduated from the Creighton University School of Law in 2018, summa cum laude. While in law school, he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Securities Regulation, Bankruptcy I and II, Federal Income Taxation, Trusts and Estates I, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Civil Procedure I, Legal Research and Writing II and III, Evidence, and Contracts II.

Patrick M. Kennedy’s practice focuses on intellectual property and technology, with an emphasis on patent law. Patrick earned his Juris Doctor, with distinction, from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2018. While in law school, he earned the CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in the Copyright Law Seminar and the Entrepreneurship Clinic. He was elected Student Bar Association Class President by his classmates, and also served as a senior member of the Nebraska Moot Court Board.

Spencer R. Murphy represents individuals, partnerships, and corporations in complex commercial and contractual disputes. He received his Juris Doctor from Creighton University School of Law in 2016, cum laude, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Creighton Law Review. At graduation, Spencer was honored with the ALI CLE Scholarship & Leadership Award.

Susan K. Tvrdy focuses her practice on all areas of employment litigation. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2014, where she was granted a Dillard Fellowship in legal research and writing. Prior to law school, she served as a legislative aide to two U.S. Senators, providing policy advice on health, labor, employment, and education matters.


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