Regarding COVID-19:

Collins, Buckley, Sauntry & Haugh remains open for business during this Stay at Home period as our work has been deemed essential by Governor Walz. To ensure we can serve our clients and that our staff is safe and healthy we are doing our work remotely. We continue to work on current and new client matters. Minnesota Courts are determining which cases will be heard based on their priority level. If you have an active case and an upcoming hearing date, we will notify you regarding any additional impact the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 may have on your case. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation during this time.

Patrick T. Tierney

Patrick T. Tierney

Patrick T. Tierney

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Patrick T. Tierney's practice involves all aspects of civil litigation including lawsuits and appeals in both state and federal court. Patrick's clients include individuals, businesses, churches, attorneys, and insurance companies. Pat frequently represents plaintiffs and defendants.

Practice Areas

  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defamation
  • Church Related Sexual Abuse
  • Appeals
  • Mediations as a Qualified Neutral Mediator under Rule 114


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 1979
  • University of St. Thomas, St Paul, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1974

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1979
  • Wisconsin, 2002
  • North Dakota, 2006
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals, 1992


  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law and Politics, since 1997
  • Top 25 Appellate Law Super Lawyers, Minnesota Law and Politics

Published Works

  • Minnesota State District Court Civil Practice Deskbook, Chapter 17, “The Trial”

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

Current Employment Position

  • Partner