Susan Holden Honored By Minnesota Lawyer For Outstanding Service
"It's been very intense to listen to the stories."
The "war room" is a conference room at SiebenCarey. Susan Holden is the general - the head of a special master panel appointed to oversee the distribution of $37 million in compensation to survivors of Aug. 1, 2007, the day the I-35W bridge fell into the Mississippi River. It's been daunting task for Holden, joined with Steven Kirsch and Michael Tewsksbury, who made the awards after reviewing and holding hearings on 179 claims. "The best part about working on this panel was working with Mike and Steve," Holden remarks.
It's been an emotional journey for the three since they were appointed last May. "It's been very intense to listen to the stories," Holden says. Holden, Kirsch and Tewksbury gave a thorough review to the difficult, even tragic stories of the survivors, even those who requested a paper hearing. Every person who wanted to meet with a panel member, or the whole panel, did.