Leah Jurss Promoted to Membership and Ellen Currier Joins Hogen Adams


Hogen Adams PLLC is pleased to announce that it has promoted Leah K. Jurss to the firm’s membership, and that Ellen Currier has joined the firm as an associate.

Leah represents Indian tribes and their business partners in tribal, federal, and state courts across the county. Her wide-ranging practice encompasses historical treaty-rights litigation, complex commercial disputes, Indian-gaming law, and tribal-governance matters. A descendent of the White Earth Ojibwe Nation, Leah regularly speaks and writes on the topic of Indian law and provides her time in service to local, state, and national bar associations. Before joining the firm in 2017, Leah clerked for the Honorable Roberto A. Lange in the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota.

She received a J.D., summa cum laude from the Michigan State University College of Law, and a B.A., summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota.

“Leah has been an asset to the firm for several years, and we are pleased to welcome her into the firm’s membership,” says the firm’s managing member, Bill Szotkowski.


Ellen Currier has joined the firm as an associate. As an experienced and skillful researcher and writer, Ellen joins Hogen Adams after clerking for the Honorable Sarah I. Wheelock of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Ellen received a J.D., summa cum laude, from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and a B.A. from Carleton College.

The firm is excited to welcome Ellen and knows she will continue to provide clients with the legal excellence they expect from Hogen Adams.