The firm was founded by Harold Prince, who practiced law in the city of Grand Island starting in 1915. He was joined in partnership by Attorney Walter P. Lauritsen in 1935. The firm was known at that time as Prince & Lauritsen. After Mr. Prince's death, Attorney Chelsey S. Baker joined the firm, and the firm was known as Prince, Lauritsen & Baker. Attorney John R. Brownell joined the firm in the mid-1960's and the firm was thereafter known as Lauritsen, Baker & Brownell.
Sadly, the founding members of the firm are all now deceased. Attorneys Kevin A. Brostrom joined the firm in 1982 and Galen Stehlik in 1988. The firm incorporated as a professional corporation in 2005. The current attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience with Mr. Brostrom practicing law for the past 31 years and Mr. Stehlik practicing law for the past 33 years. Associates Matthew Boyle and Mitchell Stehlik joined the firm in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
The firm of Lauritsen, Baker & Brownell was the first tenant in the Beltzer Building at 231 S. Locust Street in Grand Island, Nebraska, where the firm was located, until it occupied its new and current location at 724 West Koenig Street in 2002.
The firm of Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom, Stehlik, P.C., L.L.O., has a rich tradition and enjoys a reputation of excellence in the legal profession dating back to 1915. The firm maintains an extensive library for legal research, including the extensive use of computerized research databases. We are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that allows us to easily communicate with our clients. The attorneys regularly attend continuing legal education seminars.