The law firm of Adams, Rizzi & Sween P.A. began in 1887 when Nathan Kingsley and R. C. Shepherd relocated their law office from Chatfield, Minnesota to Austin. When Kingsley left the firm to serve as a Judge of the Tenth Judicial District, Shepherd was joined by Samuel Doak Catherwood. During Catherwood's tenure at the firm, he served as legal counsel for George A. Hormel from 1891 until Mr. Hormel's death in 1952. Mr. Catherwood also served as a District Court Judge.
Jacob W. Nicholsen joined the firm when Shepherd moved his practice to Billings, Montana. Later, Burton E. Hughes, R. C. Alderson, Roger Catherwood (Samuel Catherwood's son), and Glenn E. Kelley joined the firm. Glenn E. Kelley later served as a District Court Judge in the Third Judicial District as a Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Gary E. Leonard joined the firm in 1963. He is currently Of Counsel with the firm. Paul V. Sween joined the firm in 1972, Steven T. Rizzi, Jr. in 1983, Dean K. Adams in 1990, Adam J. Houck in 2012, and Morgan E. Carlson in 2015.
Although the firm's members and names have changed over the years, the traditions of legal excellence that began over 130 years ago continues today as Adams, Rizzi & Sween, P.A. sets high standards for professionalism and quality legal service.
The Adams, Rizzi & Sween P.A. law firm is a general practice law firm located in Austin, Minnesota. Since 1887 Adams, Rizzi & Sween, P.A. has provided a broad range of legal services to serve individuals, organizations and families in southern Minnesota.
The firm offers a full range of services and provides quality legal assistance to meet the specific requirements of each client with consistent, efficient and prompt service.