- Personal Injury
- Wrongful Death
- Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)
- Premises Liability
- Civil Trial Practice
University of Minnesota, B.E.S., summa cum laude, 1977
University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1981
1981, Minnesota; 1984, U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1985, U.S. Supreme Court; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 2000, Wisconsin, U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin; U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2010, North Dakota
Hennepin County Bar Association (President, 2006-2007); Ramsey County Bar Association; Minnesota State Bar Association (President Elect, 2014-2015, Treasurer, 2013-2014, Secretary, 2012-2013; Council, Assembly; Chair: Judiciary Committee; Past-Chair: Rules of Professional Conduct Committee; Court Rules Committee); Federal Bar Association (Volunteer Attorney, Federal Pro Se Panel, District of Minnesota); American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section; Member Advisory Panel); State Bar of Wisconsin; Minnesota Association for Justice (Board of Governors, 2006-); American Association for Justice (Member, Railroad Law Section); Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota (Dean, 2006-2007); Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Recipient: "Outstanding Service to the Profession" and "Circle of Excellence," Minnesota Lawyer, 2011; "Professional Excellence Award" by Minnesota State Bar Association, 2009; Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2003 and 2006. Named: Top Forty Personal Injury Super lawyers, Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine, 2005-2010; The Best Lawyers In America, (2010 -2015 Ed. Woodward/White). Who's Who In The World, 2015 (Marquis Publishing). Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Diana Murphy, District of Minnesota, 1981-1983. Past Chair, United State Magistrate Judge Selection Panel. Vice Chair, Minnesota Lawyers' Board of Professional Responsibility. Member, Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure, 2000-2010. Past President: Minnesota Justice Foundation, Hennepin County Bar Foundation, Minnesota Alumni Association. Board Member, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, 2014- . Past Member, Board of Directors, United Way of Minneapolis and Greater Twin Cities United Way. Regent Emeritus, University of Minnesota. Board Member, Call For Justice, LLC.
American Bar Foundation.
(Civil Trial Specialist Certified by the Civil Litigation Section, Minnesota State Bar Association)
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