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Fischer Groen
Attorney at Law


A Sleepy Eye St. Mary’s High School graduate, Alissa continued her education at the University of Minnesota where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She then focused her legal studies on elder law and justice at William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul. During her studies; she was named an Elder Justice Scholar and was the first William Mitchell student to place in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ student writing competition. Alissa graduated with honors from William Mitchell in May 2012.


Alissa grew up on a dairy farm near Sleepy Eye, where she spent her summers baling hay, picking rocks, and playing softball at the nearby Stark ballpark. On the off-chance she isn’t at the office, you may find Alissa and her plant-enthusiast husband, spending time with loved-ones at the family cabin, binge watching Shark Tank, or dreaming up their next big adventure.

Alissa finds enjoyment in helping others, taking part in community events, bar bingo and meat raffles, and she considers herself a peanut butter aficionado!



A Sleepy Eye native, Julia attended high school at St. Mary’s and later attended college at Winona State University where she acquired her bachelor’s degree in Paralegal Studies. Prior to joining Alissa’s team, Julia spent 5 years working as a Paralegal and later transitioned into the role of Closing Agent for 2 years at a law firm and title company in New Ulm.

In May 2019, with 7 years of experience and a desire to join a firm with a “small town” feel, Fischer Groen Law and Groen Title Co. felt like the perfect opportunity for Julia. 


When she isn't at the office, you might find Julia putting together a puzzle, watching The West Wing, or reading whatever book she can get her hands on (fun fact: Julia can finish a 500-page novel in less than two days; WHOA). When she isn’t soaking up quiet time, you can find her playing with her son who is entertained by “all things on wheels”.

Julia enjoys shopping, spending time with family, and anticipating an appetite for Sleepy Eye’s own “Buttered Corn Days” the other 364 days out of the year!

Emily Bystrzycki
Legal Assistant


Emily Bystrzycki (bye-strick-ee) grew up in Iberia, just 7 miles south of town and attended Sleepy Eye Public High School. Prior to joining Alissa’s team, Emily was an Administrative Assistant for 1.5 years and spent the following 7 years working as an Account Development Manager in Iowa where she discovered her passion for client relations. In 2019 Emily returned to her roots in the land of 10,000 lakes and left behind the land of 10,000 corn fields to be closer to family. Emily started at Fischer Groen Law where Alissa has taken Emily under her wing to show her the ropes of personal law and city attorney efforts. 


In Summer months, you will likely find Emily "glamping" in her family's vintage camper or satisfying her love of fishing out on a lake. When snow flies, she can be found vegging out to Bravo marathons or hanging out at a family “soup night”. Emily also loves traveling, crafting, and cooking, but most of all, she enjoys doing anything that involves spending quality time with her son and her husband!