Lommen Abdo has a long, distinguished tradition of leadership in handling all types of litigation matters.  It provides an array of services from no-fault arbitrations to complex products liability trials to appeals in the Minnesota and Wisconsin appellate courts.  The firm has been litigating cases for over 75 years.

Civil litigation can often be complex. That complexity may arise from the legal issues in the case, the stakes of the lawsuit, or because the case involves controversial matters. Our litigators regularly attack such complexity with vigor, sophistication and tact. Whether advising a firm in “bet the company” litigation, representing clients in high profile lawsuits, or exercising discretion about sexual abuse claims, Lommen Abdo is adept at handling legal and emotionally complex cases.

Areas of expertise:

  • Shareholder disputes
  • “Bet the company” litigation
  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Group home sexual abuse claims
  • School district sexual abuse claims
  • Pastoral and clergy sexual abuse actions
  • Data privacy and cyber security breaches
  • Professional liability and malpractice actions
  • Personal injury and property damage
  • ERISA claims
  • Automobile liability
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Environmental claims
  • Subrogation claims
  • Contract issues
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Other civil litigation

Lommen has represented clients in a number of forums, including investigations, trials, appeals, arbitration, and class action litigation. Representative clients include school districts accused of sexual abuse, legal, accounting and financial professionals with ethics, disciplinary or malpractice claims, a Catholic parish accused of clergy abuse, and businesses in a class action lawsuit due to a data privacy breach.

Litigation services are offered in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.  This practice group represents businesses, school districts, municipalities, corporations, non-profit organizations and individuals.  It has handled numerous immunity issues, as well as matters involving ERISA and constitutional arguments.

The attorneys in our ivil litigation group have extensive litigation experience, as well as strong experience in alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and arbitration.  Five attorneys in this group are certified civil trial specialists: Phil Cole is a board certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also certified in legal malpractice by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys. (This national organization is not accredited by the Minnesota Board of Legal Certification.) Thomas Jacobson is also a certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Barry O’Neil is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association, Reid Lindquist and Mike Moline are both certified civil trial advocates by the NBTA and certified civil trial specialists by the MSBA. Phil Cole, Keith Broady, Tom Jacobson, Reid Lindquist, Barry O’Neil and Mike Moline are on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list and Bryan Feldhaus is on the list of Rising Stars in litigation by Minnesota Super Lawyers.  Kay Nord Hunt also lends her expertise on coverage matters to this team. Ms. Hunt is a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and has also been on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list in the area of appellate law. Experienced legal assistants provide cost effective support services.