Denise is an attorney who helps businesses and business people navigate the complex terrain of litigation – from the early stages where problems may be de-escalated, through both lower and appellate courts. Before becoming an attorney, Denise was an English Teacher at Patrick Henry High School in the Minneapolis Public Schools. She also co-coordinated a nationally recognized program that focused on advancing the professional excellence of teachers. Denise graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English. She went on to pursue a master’s degree in secondary English education and then a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law. She and her husband live in Saint Paul.