Before retiring from the Firm, Lonny D. Thomas had been practicing exclusively in the areas of real estate, business and commercial law for over thirty (30) years.  Mr. Thomas was a shareholder of a large international law firm consisting of over two hundred (200) attorneys with multiple law offices located across the country, including Minneapolis, Minnesota.  The accomplished background of Mr. Thomas provides Severson Porter Law the unique ability to take what is good from a big law firm culture and apply it to a small firm setting in Greater Minnesota.

Bar Admissions/Accreditation

  • The Supreme Court of the State of Minnesota
  • United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • United States Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Certified Real Property Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, since 2000
  • Qualified Neutral Under Rule 114 of the MN General Rules of Practice
  • Named Minnesota Super Lawyer®.  (This designation is awarded to only five percent (5%) of attorneys in the state.)

 Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, including:
  • Real Estate Section
  • Commercial Law Section
  • Bankruptcy Section
  • Computer/Technology Section

 Organizations/ Affiliations

  • Brainerd Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Past Chairman and Director of the Crosslake Chamber of Commerce Board