Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., 1984
University of Minnesota, B.A.
Marlene entered the practice of law following a successful career in nursing. She received her BSN from the College of St. Catherine and her MSN from Boston University, and her JD from Hamline University School of Law. She practiced at Jardine, Logan & O’Brien for most of her legal career, where she was a partner and held many leadership positions in the firm, including Chair of the Health Law Practice Group, the Firm Development Committee and Mentoring, Library and Technology committees.
Marlene represents clients in consultation, litigation, and administrative proceedings.
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
President, Hennepin County Bar Association, 2005-2006
President, Hennepin County Bar Foundation, 2000-2002
President, Minnesota Women Lawyers, 1991-1992
Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project, Chair
Federal Bar Association, HL Section Chair, Vice Chair
American Bar Association, HL Section TF Officer
Minnesota Women Lawyers Advisory Board
The American Association of Nurse Attorneys
American Health Lawyers Association
Care Providers of Minnesota
Minnesota State Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Iowa Bar Association Health Law Council