Veterans Justice Commission
Model Policy Framework Committee Members 


Carla Bugg

John Choi

John Choi

John Choi was sworn in as the first Korean American chief prosecutor in the country in 2011. Since taking office, John has become a state and national leader in progressive justice reform, working with public officials and impacted communities to reimagine justice and the role of prosecutors. John’s innovative approach to working collaboratively with system and community partners has transformed the way government responds to domestic violence, sex trafficking, and sexual assaults in Minnesota and has improved support for victims/survivors.

In addition, John has been a champion of raising boys and engaging men to prevent violence against women and girls; successfully advanced legislation to reunite families when it’s in foster childrens’ best interest; advocated to reform state drug laws and reinvest savings in community-based solutions; established a Veterans Court; expanded prosecutors’ role in assuring justice by mitigating collateral consequences, facilitating sealing the records of those who have successfully rehabilitated, reviewing past convictions and sentences to ensure integrity, and better responding to youth referred to the legal system by engaging impacted communities in collaboratively reviewing cases and restoratively responding to address underlying needs and repair harm caused to victims and communities.

Ryan Else

Ryan Else

Ryan Else is an attorney, policy advocate, and author with the Law Office of Brockton D. Hunter, PA. Else has represented clients across the state of Minnesota on charges ranging from DWI/DUI to Murder in First Degree. His aggressive approach has earned him a reputation as an attorney who will do what it takes to fight for his clients’ rights. Practicing since 2011, Else’s work on behalf of his clients has been widely recognized within the criminal defense community.

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John Flynn

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Pelicia Hall

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Greg Hamilton


Brock Hunter

Criminal Defense Attorney Brockton D. Hunter proudly defends the rights of individuals in both state and federal courts. He has a strong background of providing powerful legal guidance to his clients, in and out of the courtroom. Clients who come to Brockton D. Hunter, P.A. can trust that their cases will be handled with the highest level of professionalism. Since the firm's establishment, Hunter has been offering award-winning representation throughout Minnesota for clients facing a wide range of criminal matters.

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Evan Seamone

Evan Seamone (in memoriam) spent 20 years in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC) preparing and presenting cases as both a prosecuting and defending attorney. Recognized with superior skills and capabilities as a very young JAGC Officer, he was given some of the most high-profile cases during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His valor and skill earned him several awards and decorations, including the Iraqi Campaign Medal with two Campaign Stars, Meritorious Service Medals, Joint Service Medals, and more than a dozen other medals as well as Joint Meritorious Unit Awards. After retirement from uniformed service, Seamone completed his Doctoral Degree at Northeastern University. He then continued his passion for serving and practicing law. As an attorney, he combined both specializing in veterans’ benefits law and responsiveness of legal systems to veterans and their families. He became a Fellow at the National Institute of Military Justice and a member of the National Institute of Corrections’ Justice-Involved Veterans Network. He represented veterans in his capacity as Visiting Director, Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Prior to this, Evan was a staff attorney at the Veterans Legal Clinic at the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School where he provided legal services to underserved veterans in the community, including incarcerated veterans throughout the State of Massachusetts.