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Cousineau, Waldhauser, & Kieselbach is proud to welcome two new Associate Attorneys to the firm. Scott Ferriss and Bryan Wachter will be great additions to the team. See below for their biographies.

Scott Ferriss

Prior to joining Cousineau Waldhauser, & Kieselbach, Scott worked in E-discovery. During law school, Scott was a legal extern at the Minnesota Department of Transportation Chief Counsel’s Office and at a large health insurance company in the government programs compliance department. His externship work included legal research, drafting memoranda, and ensuring compliance with government audits.

In his previous career, Scott served as Legislative Assistant to a United States Congressman in Washington, DC covering legislative issues that included, transportation, education, environment, healthcare, and telecommunications. After nearly five years of working for the Congressman, Scott and his then betrothed, Kristen, decided to go to law school. He does not recommend planning a wedding during the first year of law school.

Scott is passionate about the game of golf, railroads, and The Beatles. When he is not golfing, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two cats, Ringo and Eleanor Rigby. 

Bryan Wachter

Prior to joining Cousineau, Waldhauser, & Kieselbach, Bryan was a law clerk to the Honorable Mike Furnstahl, Referee of District Court, Fourth Judicial District, Minnesota. He performed legal research, wrote memoranda, recommended decisions, and drafted orders for the Court.

While in law school, Bryan served as a law clerk at Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid in the consumer division and worked as a research assistant under Professor Neil Hamilton in the development of the American Bar Association publication “Roadmap: The Law Student’s Guide to Preparing and Executing a Successful Plan for Employment.”

Outside of work, Bryan enjoys staying active and spending time with his wife and two dogs. He is an avid reader, sports fan, and music fan.