Commercial Litigation

Nilan Johnson Lewis’s commercial litigation attorneys have trial experience that is second to none. We have successfully defended America’s top companies in high-stakes litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.

We also have proven experience in serving as lead trial and coordinating counsel in complex commercial matters.  We have served as lead counsel in nationwide litigation involving claims of industry-wide conspiracy, fraud, and misrepresentation against manufacturers of lead pigment, asbestos, and trace benzene.  We also serve as national counsel to an insurance company on ERISA and disability claims litigation.  In these roles, Nilan Johnson Lewis trial attorneys have made court appearances or tried cases in almost all of the states in the country.

In addition to our highly experienced trial lawyers, we effectively use the talents of non-attorney professionals on our teams.  Even in cases involving millions of documents generated over the course of decades, our litigation support team is able to create effective databases that allow our attorneys access to the information they need, where they need it, and when they need it.   In many of the cases where Nilan Johnson Lewis represents only one of several defendants in industry-wide litigation, our litigation databases have become the “go to” resource for all defense counsel.

  • Practice Area Members

612.305.7730

Karna A. Berg

Karna A. Berg

Of Counsel

612.305.7548

Gregory A. Bromen

Gregory A. Bromen

Shareholder

612.305.7530

612.305.7538

Zachary J. Crain

Zachary J. Crain

Special Counsel

612.305.7725

Douglas L. Elsass

Douglas L. Elsass

Shareholder

612.305.7734

Terence M. Fruth

Terence M. Fruth

Of Counsel

612.305.7737

Peter D. Gray

Peter D. Gray

Special Counsel

612.573.2970

612.305.7693

Lori A. Johnson

Lori A. Johnson

Special Counsel

612.305.7736

Sheila T. Kerwin

Sheila T. Kerwin

Shareholder

612.305.7515

Donald M. Lewis

Donald M. Lewis

Shareholder

612.305.7518

612.305.7721

612.305.7710

Michael T. Nilan

Michael T. Nilan

Shareholder

612.305.7535

612.305.7726

612.305.7540

Scott M. Rusert

Scott M. Rusert

Shareholder

612.305.7720

Erik T. Salveson

Erik T. Salveson

Shareholder

612.305.7536

612.305.7738

Stanley E. Siegel

Stanley E. Siegel

Shareholder and Chair, Commercial Litigation Practice Group

612.305.7527

John J. Wackman

John J. Wackman

Shareholder

612.305.7659

612.305.7539

David J. Warden

David J. Warden

Associate

612.305.7706