Barbara A. Forshier, RN, Esq.
After working as a Registered Nurse in a major Twin City Hospital for over 25 years Barbara returned to Law school and subsequently founded Forshier Law, LLC. Her background in nursing includes working in post-surgical special care, intensive care (ICU), pre-surgery and the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU). Prior to law school, she returned to Augsburg College to complete her BSN. Even though she continued to work and raise her daughters during this period, she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was nominated, then chosen, to be the weekend class representative and hence the commencement speaker at graduation.
As an RN Barbara continually advocated for safe patient staffing in the areas where she worked. In addition to her nursing duties, she represented the nurses at her hospital by twice serving on the Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) contract negotiation team, a skill which she continued in law school by earning her Dispute Resolution Certificate awarded by Hamline University School of Law. She is also a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.
Upon graduating from Hamline University School of Law, Barbara was awarded a Judicial Clerkship, working for Judge Steven D. Wheeler in Ramsey County. In this position she was fortunate to work through several judicial rotations including civil, probate and family/juvenile law.
Because of her extensive medical background Barbara is an excellent advocate for your medical-legal issues. Her kind, caring, and compassionate style have carried into her role as an attorney.
Barbara is a professional in the sport of ice dancing. She successfullly completed the Gold Dance Test awarded by the United States Figure Skating Association (USFSA) in 1986 with her partner. In 1987 they were selected to skate in a television commercial for a Hormel Product called 'Top Shelf.' Barbara has successfully coached many students of all ages through ice dance tests in the Twin Cities and is credited with founding the ice dance program at the Maplewood Figure Skating Club.
Barbara was also co-owner of ‘Family Treasures Antiques’ in a Stillwater, Minnesota antique mall.