Attorneys in our Products Liability Practice are experienced litigators who know how to effectively use alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and arbitration.  Reid Lindquist, Barry O’Neil, John Crawford and Mike Moline are each on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Barry O’Neil is a certified civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  Reid Lindquist, John Crawford and Mike Moline are board certified civil trial advocates by the NBTA and also certified civil trial specialists by the MSBA. Kay Nord Hunt lends her expertise on insurance coverage matters and appellate practice to this team. Ms. Hunt is also on the Minnesota Super Lawyers list in the area of appellate law.

Areas of expertise:

  • Personal injury and property damage
  • Third-party actions
  • Subrogation claims
  • Contract issues, such as indemnity clauses
  • Insurance coverage disputes

Representative cases include suits that resulted in personal injury or property damage involving:

  • A defective ladder resulting in a fall
  • A home oxygen unit which exploded, causing a death
  • A defective refrigeration unit resulting in a fire
  • Defective safety features and inadequate warnings on industrial sanders
  • Employer modification of a trailer hitch
  • Inadequate warnings on paint primers
  • Childrens’ products such as car seats and cribs
  • Farm equipment
  • Power tools
  • Industrial machines and equipment

We have a long, distinguished tradition of leadership in the handling of all types of personal injury and property damage claims, as well as the insurance coverage disputes that can rise out of those claims.  We provide an array of services from no-fault arbitrations to complex products liability trials to appeals in the Minnesota, Wisconsin and federal courts.  We have been litigating cases for over 80 years.