Robert Bennett

Robert Bennett: Attorney with Gaskins Bennett & Birrell LLP AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Winning matters to Bob Bennett. That is why he is a perennial “Super Lawyer” and was selected by Minnesota Lawyer as one of their “Attorneys of the Year” for 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016. He has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements with regularity and over a span of four decades.

In the past 10 years alone, Bob was the lead trial lawyer in many high profile cases, including the Abbey Taylor pool drain wrongful death case ($8+ million), the police shooting of Duy Ngo ($4.5 million), the mechanical asphyxiation of David Cornelius Smith ($3.075 million), the Frank Baker K-9 and Saint Paul officer misconduct case ($2 million), the Koochiching County ($2 million) and Stearns County ($1.45 million) jail suicide cases and most recently, the civil rights case regarding the police killing of Philando Castile ($2.995 million).

Bob is an active, successful trial lawyer who handles all types of civil matters, including cases involving civil rights law and police misconduct, auto and truck accident cases, product liability cases, and commercial disputes of all types, more often on behalf of the plaintiff. He is always looking for new challenges and would like to talk to you about yours.

Professional Recognition

Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989 – Present

Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1989 – Present

Attorney of the Year – Minnesota Lawyer (2007, 2008, 2013, 2014 and 2016)

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2005 – Present

American Board of Trial Advocates, 2008 – Present

American College of Trial Lawyers.

Areas of Practice (68)

  • Products Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Business Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
  • Medical Products
  • Toxic Torts
  • Aviation Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Business Formation
  • Business Planning
  • Buying and Selling of Businesses
  • Closely Held Business Law
  • Family Business Law
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Company Law
  • Partnership Law
  • Professional Practices
  • Small Business Law
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Franchises and Franchising
  • Business Enterprises
  • Discrimination
  • Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Breach of Contract
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Commercial Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Theft
  • Weapons Charges
  • Death Penalty
  • Expungements
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile Law
  • Misdemeanors
  • Parole and Probation
  • Sex Crimes
  • Traffic Violations
  • Boating Accidents
  • Nursing Home Litigation
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Dog Bites
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Wrongful Death
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Food Products Liability
  • Automotive Products Liability
  • Drug and Medical Device Litigation White Collar Crime
  • Product liability Defense

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
612-643-8534  Phone
612-333-9500  Phone
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, A.B., cum laude, 1973
Law School Attended:
University of Minnesota, J.D., 1976
Year of First Admission:
1976, Minnesota; 1991, Wyoming
Minnesota Bar Association; American Bar Association; American Association for Justice; Minnesota Association for Justice.
Birth Information:
Yonkers, New York, March 5, 1952

Peer Reviews

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