Washburn High School     Hall of Fame


Brian Love

Class of 1965

Earned eight letters 1962-1965

Football 2 letters

  • 2 year starter at quarterback
  • 1964 All Minneapolis Conference Team

Basketball 3 letters

  • Starter at guard in junior and senior years

Baseball 3 letters

  • 3 year starter; played second base as a sophomore and junior, shortstop as a senior
  • 1963 and 1964 teams were Minneapolis City Conference Champions
  • 1963 team won the Minnesota State High School Championship
  • 1964 All Minneapolis City Conference Team
  • 1964 Minnesota All State Team

After Graduation

  • 1965-66 attended Augsburg College starting at quarterback in football and played baseball
  • 1966-69 attended University of Minnesota; played second base and shortstop on baseball teams, lettering on 1968 and 1969 Big Ten Championship teams
  • Taught and coached at high schools in Minnesota
  • 1974 earned Master of Arts in Education from University of St. Thomas
  • Graduated with honors from William Mitchell College of Law
  • Served as judicial law clerk for Minnesota Supreme Court
  • Practiced law in Minneapolis area

Biran Love graduated from Wahsburn High School in 1965. While at Washburn, he was a nine-time letterman, lettering three times each in football, basketball and baseball.

Brian then attended Augsburg College in the fall of 1965. He started multiple games as quarterback as a true freshman and played baseball for the Auggies in the spring. He transferred to the University of Minnesota in the fall of 1966 to play baseball for legendary coach Dick Siebert. Biran played shortstop and second base. He was a member of the 1968 Gopher team that finished 35-9, winning the big 10 chapionship and advancing to the national regional tournament and the 1969 Gopher team that finished 36-12, winning the Big 10 championship and advancing to the national regional tournament.

After graduating from the University, Brian went on to spend seven years as a coach and high school teacher in the twin cities metro area. He earned his Master of Arts Education from the Univeristy of St. Thomas in 1974.

Following his teaching and coaching career, Brian went on to graduate with honors from William Mitchell College of Law. After graduating, he served as a judicial law clerk for Justice George Scott of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Brian then went on to work as an associate, and later parter, at the law firm of Arthur Chapman. While at Arthur Chapman, he coauthored the 1998 and 1990 Minnesota Liquor Liability Law.

In 1990, Brian left Arthur Chapman to join attorneys Bob Hauer and Mike Fargione, forming the form of Hauer, Fargione, Love P.A. Brian successfully tried a number of cases on behalf of injured people. He has been named a Minnesota Top Super Lawyer by Mpls/St. Paul Magazine and a Minnesota Law and Politics since 1995. Brian now focuses his practice on alternative dispute resolution and has served as a mediatior and arbitrator in more then 1,000 cases.

In his time away from the office, Brian and his wife Ann Sonnesyn are active supporters of Gopher football, men's basketball and baseball. Brian is also a proud father of two daughters and a son, with two grandchildren on the way.

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