O’Meara Wagner, P.A., is pleased to announce the election of Lance D. Meyer as a Shareholder with the Firm effective January 1, 2024.

Christopher Celichowski, the Firm’s Managing Shareholder, believes adding Lance, as a Shareholder will help the Firm continue its legacy of developing long-term relationships with businesses and insurers throughout Minnesota and beyond, providing reliable professional services, and achieving great results. “Lance started with us a law clerk over a decade ago. He has become an excellent, trusted counselor and litigator, particularly in insurance coverage matters.  As the Firm completes our first 50 years, talented, dedicated lawyers like Lance will lead us into the next half-century.”

Lance clerked for the Firm while attending William Mitchell College of Law (now Mitchell Hamline School of Law).After graduating magna cum laude from William Mitchell in 2012, Lance clerked for Judges Francis J. Connolly, Michelle A. Larkin, and Louise Dovre Bjorkman of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  He rejoined the firm in 2013 and began focusing his commercial litigation practice on insurance coverage, construction, products liability, and other general liability matters.

Lance is recognized for his insurance coverage knowledge by not only coverage counsel and clients in many parts of the country, but by Super Lawyers® in his “Rising Star” and “Super Lawyer” insurance coverage designations for many years. Lance represents insurers and businesses in matters across the upper Midwest and elsewhere, and is licensed to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota state courts, as well as a number of federal district courts and the Eighth Circuit.

Dale Thornsjo, long time Chair of the Firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group, added, “Lance’s work ethic epitomizes the Firm’s “Relationships • Reliability • Results” core values.  He gets to know the client, their expectations and their philosophies.  These relationships drive the development and efficient implementation of a strategy to achieve results in the client’s best interests.  Lance also builds relationships with insurance coverage colleagues from around the country to share strategies and insights to add unique value to a client’s representation.”

The Firm is excited to add Lance to the Shareholder ranks and to continue to grow, especially in the Insurance Coverage Practice Group where he has thrived for many years.