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Bar Admissions

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

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Academy of certified trial lawyers of MN
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy


  • William Mitchell College of Law; St. Paul, MN, J.D. 1979
  • College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, B.A. 1974


  • Super Lawyer, Minnesota Law and Politics – since 1997
  • Top 25 Appellate Law Super Lawyers, Minnesota Law and Politics – June 2005


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

Practice Experience

As a civil trial lawyer at CBS&H, my practice involves all aspects of civil litigation including lawsuits and appeals in both state and federal court. My clients include individuals, businesses, churches, attorneys and insurance companies. My practice is divided equally between representing plaintiffs and defendants. My areas of practice include:

  • Defending manufacturers in lawsuits arising out of exposure to asbestos;
  • Representing plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury, products liability, and wrongful death lawsuits;
  • Representing plaintiffs and defendants on claims involving defamation;
  • Defending churches and ministers on issues relating to sexual abuse;
  • Briefing and arguing appeals;
  • Conducting mediations as a qualified neutral mediator under Rule 114.