LAKEFIELD — The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has recognized Patrick Costello of Lakefield with its most prestigious honor, the Lifetime Achievement Award. Costello was recognized with the award June 27 at the MSBA’s annual convention in Prior Lake.

The award is presented to an experienced member of the state bar who has continually displayed commitment and contributions to the bar, the legal profession and the public throughout their career. The recipient must be well respected in the legal community for integrity, competence, career achievement and service.

Costello, who was born and raised in Lakefield, is a graduate of Hamline University and Creighton University’s School of Law. In his law practice he represents individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations in transactions and dispute resolutions. He is a partner in the Costello, Carlson, Butzon & Schmit law firm, which has operated continuously since 1887 and is Minnesota’s eighth oldest law firm.