Mr. Ostapenko is of counsel to Johnson, Killen & Seiler, P.A.
Nicholas Ostapenko’s answer is simple and straightforward when asked what he hopes clients say about
him and Johnson, Killen & Seiler.
I hope they say, ‘Here’s a law firm and a lawyer you can go to for good advice—and someone you can trust,” he says.
Along with his work as an attorney, Ostapenko’s career included 34 years in the U.S. Army Guard, where he completed his service as a Brigadier General. Not surprisingly, he sees his legal work for clients as service work as well.
“At the core is helping people and companies,” he says. “We help them avoid problems. And if there are problems, we get them resolved in the most expeditious way possible. The concept of service is inculcated here at the firm.”
Ostapenko’s work as an attorney is focused on civil litigation, business and corporate disputes, representing clients in tort actions and commercial disputes, professional liability, contract, and personal injury matters.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota and received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. Ostapenko is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Minnesota and Wisconsin, the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ostapenko has also served as Chair of the 11th District Ethics committee and vice chair of the Minnesota Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility Board. He has been named a Super Lawyer annually since 1997.