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Kent Speight and Jennifer Lappegaard stand near one of their law firm's new signs. Lappegaard recently became a partner at the firm she has worked at since 1992, prompting the pair to change the firm's name from Watson & Speight to Speight and Lappegaard. (Photo by Sarah Gorvin)

Lappegaard becomes law partner

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Jennifer Lappegaard had been working at Watson & Speight, P.A., since 1998, when she was enrolled at the University of Minnesota. And it’s been at least 15 years since she graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and passed the bar exam.


Now, she said, it’s time that her name joined stepfather Kent Speight’s on the firm’s window.

“I’ve been second-in-command for a long time,” Lappegaard said.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.