Kay Nord Hunt and Michelle K. Kuhl co-authored Chapter 20 in the 2020 Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Deskbook, “Review by Extraordinary Writ in Civil Cases.”
Success is not a matter of luck.
Success requires experience, expertise, preparedness, tenacity and a true client partnership. That’s true whether you are looking for a trial lawyer, a corporate attorney, an estate planner, a divorce attorney or a tax lawyer. Lommen Abdo wants to be your legal partner.
We invite you to talk with us about alternatives to traditional hourly billing rates. We have traditionally charged for most legal work on an hourly basis and continue to do so in most instances. However, alternative billing methods can provide you with greater predictability as to the total fee you will have to pay and help you budget for the year. Some alternative billing methods also provide for a sharing of the risk between you and Lommen Abdo. We are happy to work with you to find a mutually beneficial alternative billing method when possible. There are a number of options we can consider.
Diversity of practices.
For our litigators, success in the courtroom is second nature to the attorneys at Lommen Abdo. From landmark cases in medical and legal malpractice to class actions to contract disputes to appellate advocacy, Lommen Abdo can provide you with sage and prudent counsel.
We have several people who have been certified as civil trial specialists/advocates by state and national organizations:
- Creig Andreasen – MSBA real property specialist
- John Crawford – NBTA civil trial advocate and MSBA civil trial specialist
- Cameron Kelly – MSBA real property specialist
- Reid Lindquist – NBTA civil trial advocate and MSBA civil trial specialist
- Kathleen Loucks – MSBA civil trial specialist
- Mike Moline – NBTA civil trial advocate and MSBA civil trial specialist
- Barry O’Neil – MSBA civil trial specialist
- Larry Rocheford – NBTA civil trial advocate and MSBA civil trial specialist
Fewer than 3% of all registered attorneys in Minnesota are certified specialists in their field. Lommen Abdo is pleased to announce that 20% of their attorneys are MSBA certified specialists.
The world of business runs on results. But it’s not always clear how to achieve them. Sometimes what you need most is a partner; someone to advise you and to reinforce what you know is the right path or to steer you in a completely different direction. Whether you need advice or representation in a transaction or a dispute, our business lawyers have the experience, expertise, collaborative skills, enthusiasm and tenacity to forge a true partnership that gets results.
Sometimes legal matters can be daunting for individuals.
Lommen Abdo knows that people may be uneasy contacting a lawyer regarding personal or family matters. We work to give you peace of mind whether you need to write a will, do more complex estate planning, complete a real estate transaction, resolve a tax matter or need to get a divorce or address other tough family law matters.
Lommen Abdo attorneys are the attorneys that other attorneys want to work with when they need expertise outside their fields or representation for themselves. Over and over, other attorneys have identified the attorneys of Lommen Abdo as preeminent litigators, appellate advocates, business lawyers, tax attorneys, estate planners and corporate counsel in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and beyond:
- Three Lommen Abdo attorneys are listed in the “Best Lawyers in America.”
- Thirteen Lommen Abdo lawyers are on the Super Lawyers list: one was on the list of Top 100 Super Lawyers and top 50 Women Super Lawyers; two have been selected as a Rising Stars by Minnesota Super Lawyers; one has been selected as a Rising Star by Great Plains Super Lawyers.
- Lommen Abdo is listed as one of the Best Law Firms in America in appellate and professional liability by U.S. News & World Report.
- Lommen Abdo receives the highest rating for its legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell, Inc., a primary source for information on attorneys and law firms nationwide.
- The chair of Lommen Abdo’s appellate department is one of seven Minnesota attorneys who are members of the prestigious American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.
- Lommen Abdo is a Better Business Bureau accredited business with an A+ BBB rating.
The firm’s practice areas include commercial transactions, business and corporate, the selection and creation of the best type of entities for business clients, mergers and acquisitions, securities, contracts, real estate, privacy issues, taxation, employment, environmental/land use, finance, intellectual property and technology, commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, wrongful death, products liability, mass torts and class actions, anti-trust, insurance coverage, appeals, mediation and arbitration, and estate and succession planning.
Marc Johannsen serves as President of the firm. Board members of the firm include Bryan Feldhaus, Jason Engkjer, Mike Glover, Brent Johnson, Kathleen Loucks and Cameron Kelly. Margie Bodas serves as the Vice President of Practice Management.
Lommen Abdo has its roots in the 1940s. It has taken on leadership roles in national anti-trust, mass tort, vaccine and legal malpractice litigation matters. Once known as an insurance defense firm, over the past three decades its litigation focus has shifted to include commercial litigation, medical malpractice, wrongful death and other complex litigation and appeals. The firm has also expanded its corporate practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, tax and estate planning practice. It has also expanded the business practice of its Hudson office, which was opened 30 years ago. Through the years, Lommen Abdo has continued to successfully reposition its overall practice with several strategic mergers and lateral hires.
Lommen Abdo’s corporate clients included entrepreneurs and mid-size local, regional, national and international businesses, many of which are family-owned or closely held. Litigation clients include businesses; construction companies and real estate developers; other lawyers sued for negligence or involved in licensing matters; title insurers, executives involved in non-compete or separation disputes; people injured through medical negligence, auto accidents, or defective products; those harmed by anti-trust or securities violations; and creditors caught in bankruptcy disputes. And people needing to appeal an adverse decision.
Participating in community and professional association activities has always been important to the lawyers at Lommen Abdo. Many lawyers in the firm serve or have served as mayors, on city councils, committees, school boards, non-profit boards, legal aid agencies, and as leaders of state and national bar associations. Providing pro bono services to the disadvantaged has also been a tradition that continues throughout the decades at Lommen Abdo. The firm has repeatedly held a drive for the Toys for Tots organization during the holidays and has served as a drop off location.
There are lots of lawyers out there. Who do you want as your advocate?
At Lommen Abdo, legal acumen is a given. It’s how we use it on your behalf that makes us the law firm with whom you want to do business. We call upon the resources of our entire law firm on your behalf. Our collective experience is both deep and broad — and we talk to each other to make sure we’ve uncovered the best possible approach to handling your matter. We’re competitive on your behalf.
We listen. We ask questions. We propose solutions. We listen again. We present options and make sure you understand the pros and cons of each. We handle disagreements with tact and deliberation. We strive for effective resolution. We charge reasonable fees. When you receive our invoice, you’ll see exactly what services and costs are being billed.
The reputation of Lommen Abdo is not the result of boastful claims or public relations spin. Rather our reputation has been hard won through litigation and appeals. It has been earned through long hours of work on behalf of corporate clients. It is the result of years of success in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. It is the product of our responsiveness to personal legal issues. And it is demonstrated by the many attorneys throughout the country who regularly refer new clients to us.
- Lommen Abdo Law Firm provides valuable services at cost-effective rates to their clients. Their knowledge and experience is outstanding and only eclipsed by their compassion and desire to exceed the expectations of their clients. They have always proven to be a strong advocate for their clients. Lommen Abdo Law Firm is a great firm, made up of great people.
- Lommen Abdo Law Firm has great depth of expertise and decades of “client first” focus. They are personable and helpful in every instance. I highly recommend this firm.
At Lommen Abdo, we approach the practice of law the same way you approach your business and personal matters…with passion and commitment. We provide excellent services with personal attention to your specific needs. We’re a mid-size regional law firm where our attorneys actually do the work, supported by specially trained paralegals, skilled legal administrative assistants, energetic support staff and state-of-the-art technology. We have offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Hudson, Wisconsin, but offer video conferencing to reach people anywhere in the world. We accept MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express. Thirteen of our attorneys are admitted in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. If you would like more information about any area of our practice, please contact us.