About the Author


Joan Quade is a Shareholder, Director, and Practice Group Manager at the law firm of Barna, Guzy, and Steffen in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. She graduated Cum Laude from Hamline University School of Law in 1987 and started with the Barna, Guzy, and Steffen firm as an associate. She is currently head of the Litigation and Municipal Labor Departments at Barna, Guzy, and Steffen, and has more than 25 years of experience in negotiation and/or litigating solutions to problems for businesses and individuals.

Joan has been passionate about her writing and finds humor and inspiration in everyday life. She is always up for adventure, and has written articles about traveling with her kids and her girl friends from law school. Joan also enjoys participating in 5K runs. She has assembled a team from MNCREW’s Women Run the Cities, she ran the Color Run with her daughter, and ran the Anoka 5K Halloween Run in full costume, amongst other fun events. She and her husband of over 25 years live in Blaine, Minnesota.


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