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Like father, like son and son again at law office

Bob Loberg (left) and Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley talked with Jens Loberg after the younger Loberg was sworn in as an attorney at the State Capitol in Madison Wednesday. He officially joined the staff of attorneys at the Loberg Law Office in Ellsworth Thursday. -- Photo submitted

Foremost is an interest in the law, with youngest son Jens now joining his older brother Lars and father Bob as attorneys on the staff of Ellsworth's Loberg Law Office. However, all three strongly care about the environment, too. That caring showed up again as Jens Loberg followed his career path.

As a student at Ellsworth High School, he was inspired about a law career when he participated in mock trial competition, he said Friday. He took on attorney's roles at the event in Hudson over several years, earning honorable mention the last year.

"It helped develop in me how to be an attorney...what to do when taking a case," he said.

But as a student at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, he went after a dual degree in environmental geography and communication studies, he said. Of the two areas of study, he named the first as his favorite.

"I'm an outdoor enthusiast who loves to hunt and fish," he said, expecting to accompany his brother this past weekend on another of their hunting outings in the El Paso area of Pierce County. Next January, he'll go to Arizona to hunt Catalina, he added.

Loberg said he ended up applying to graduate schools as well as law schools. Accepted at quite a few, he faced a decision and ultimately enrolled at the Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul.

The new attorney had done research for his dad's firm in the past, he said. Some other high school pursuits also serve him well for the career he chose, such as forensics, including extemporaneous speaking as a final challenge.

"They gave me a card with a topic on it and, with little time to prepare, I had to speak for eight minutes about it," he said.

For more please read the Oct. 5 print version of the Herald.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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