One of Patrick H. Stiehm’s major areas of practice is representing the left behind parent in international child kidnapping cases in both state and federal court, both as attorney of record and in a mentoring capacity. He has brought and/or mentored other attorneys in Hague Convention cases, throughout the United States. Some of these cases have furthered the purposes of the Convention and refined the law governing the Convention in the United States. Typical examples are Escaf v. Rodriquez, 200 F. Supp. 2d 603, (Eastern District of Virginia, 2002) and Ly v. Heu, 294 F. Supp. 2nd 1026 (District of Minnesota, 2003). Mr. Stiehm is a former District Attorney (Wisconsin), has served in a verity of legal capacities with the U.S. Small Business Administration. He has been General Counsel for a publicly traded commercial finance company. He has been an instructor in the United States Attorney General's Trial Advocacy Course, and a Continuing Legal Education Instructor, teaching in the areas of litigation, commercial finance and international parental child kidnapping. He has been a featured speaker on legal matters at various trade meetings and seminars involving the commercial finance industry. He has also authored articles in various commercial finance trade publications and in legal publications, including an article in a UK legal publication for non United States lawyers on Hague Convention practices in the United States. He has been recognized via Presidential letter of commendation for his work as part of the U,S. Small Business Administration’s Inspector General’s to recommend improvements in that agencies debt collection efforts, as well as the debt collection efforts of the Federal Government generally. He has also been recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation from the U.S. Department of State for his work as part of their Hague Convention Attorney Network. His undergraduate degree is from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis/St. Paul. His law degree is from the University of Minnesota Law School.