Barb Peppersack is the First Recipient of the Minnesota Paralegal Association’s Lifetime Service Award Named in Her Honor


Barbara Peppersack was honored as the recipient of the inaugural Barbara H. Peppersack Lifetime Service Award by the Minnesota Paralegal Association in recognition of over 40 years of service to the Minnesota Paralegal Association and the paralegal profession. “This is a magnificent honor for Barb who has been a leader and mentor at Larkin Hoffman for decades,” said Paul R. Smith, President, Larkin Hoffman. “It is especially rewarding to know that this award will be cherished by many others in the profession who rise to this level of service.” 

Barb has been a leader in the paralegal profession throughout her career. She was the president of the Minnesota Paralegal Association after serving as its vice president, treasurer and chair of numerous committees. She was the treasurer and director of finance for the National Federation of Paralegal Associations, a founder of the American Alliance of Paralegals and currently serves as the chair of the Minnesota Region of the International Paralegal Management Association. Barb served as a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association’s paralegal committee and volunteered for their Wills for Heroes program. She also served as the paralegal representative for the American Bar Association’s law school site visits for paralegal program approvals.

At Larkin Hoffman, Barb is known as a consummate professional who works every day to deliver service to clients and make the process as efficient as possible for attorneys in the firm. “Barb just isn’t satisfied unless everyone else is satisfied—clients, attorneys and fellow professionals,” noted Mike Smith, the firm’s Estate Planning and Probate practice chair. “This is a well-deserved honor.”

Barb Peppersack working on a Habitat for Humanity home in 2000
Barb Peppersack volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and with NFPA President Sally Andress.