30-Hour Civil Mediation Skills Training with the Mediation Center, 7400 Lyndale Ave. S., Richfield, MN 55423 (September 25-28, 2019).
Rule 114 Qualified Neutral for Civil Facilitative/Hybrid and Civil Adjudicative/Evaluative (approved October 18, 2019).
Minnesota State Court District Judge, 10th Judicial District, Anoka County.
Served Jan. 4, 2010 until May 10, 2019. Handled cases in all areas of the law.
Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP (now Robins Kaplan)
Morrison & Foerster
Washington, D.C. office
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan School of Law, 1985
B.A. with Highest Honors in Political Science, University of Montana, 1982
District of Columbia (1988)
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia (1988)
U.S. District Court, Minnesota (1990)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2005)
Pro hac vice admission in the state courts of California, New Jersey, North Dakota and Illinois, and federal district court in Montana.
“Wyeth v. Levine: The United States Supreme Court Rejects Preemption of Failure to Warn Claims Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals,” Minnesota Trial, Summer 2009 (with Anne Workman).
“Tort Reform: Perception Verses Reality,” Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Winter 2003 (with Bruce A. Finzen and Brooke B. Tassoni).
“The Recovery of Emotional Distress Damages in Negligence,” Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Spring 2002 (with Brooke B. Tassoni).
“The Future of Products Liability in America,” 27 William Mitchell Law Rev. 86, Oct. 2000 (with Gary Wilson and Vincent Moccio).
“Tort Reform, The Jury Questionnaire and Striking Jurors For Cause,” Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Oct. 1996.
“Acquiring AIDS Through a Blood Transfusion: A Product Liability Analysis Under United States Law,” International Bar Association, Oct. 1996.
“Drug Overpromotion: When is a Warning Not Enough,” Trial, 1992 (co-author with Martha Wivell).
“The Essentials of Cross Examination” with Annamarie Daley at MSBA, Sept. 23, 2019.
“Debt Collection: A Judicial Perspective,” Consumer Law Issues Seminar, Jun. 14, 2013.
“Electronic Discovery and Electronic Evidence: Have You Ever Faced A Motion to Compel a ‘Data Dump’ or Had a Party Offer His Cellphone into Evidence?” MDJA/MDJF Annual Meetings & MDJF Fall Educational Conference, Sept. 4-7, 2012
“Federal Preemption Update and the Effects in Railroad, Aviation, and Drug and Device Litigation,” Minnesota Association for Justice, Products Liability Seminar, Mar. 26, 2008
“So You Are in Federal Court – Now What,” MTLA Summer Convention, 9, 2007
“The Importance of Understanding and Eliminating Bias to the Trial Lawyer,” Ethics and Elimination of Bias Seminar, MTLA CLE, May 18, 2007
Adjunct Professor, Hamline School of Law – Taught medical malpractice class with Wendy Zeller (Fall 2003)