NJL wins jury verdict in favor of Millennium Inorganic Chemicals, defeating $129 million breach of contract and theft of trade secrets claims and obtaining a $4.2 million counterclaim verdict against the plaintiff.
NJL secures a judgment as a matter of law in favor of Siemens Westinghouse after a two-week jury trial on misappropriation of trade secrets claims.
NJL obtains a $3.4 million damage award for Kelmoore Investment Company in an arbitration proceeding against The Hartford Financial Services Group.
NJL assists a large Midwest pharmaceutical company with the acquisition of a dynamic, similar company located in an East Coast market.
NJL assists Minnesota’s premier level 1 trauma center to convert from a county hospital to a public benefit corporation.
NJL obtains a jury verdict of approximately $1.3 million in favor of construction company president, on employment contract claims and minority shareholder rights; verdict was later upheld on appeal.
NJL founding shareholders Brian Johnson and Don Lewis are inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor given to only 2% of the trial lawyers in the United States.
NJL wins dismissal of Maryland statewide class action, personal injury and property damage claims involving exposure to lead paint.
NJL provides the complex transactional expertise supporting the redevelopment of one of Minneapolis’ largest buildings, the Sears Building, into a unique mixed use space at the heart of an urban revitalization program.
NJL expands its offices onto the 7th floor of Pillsbury Tower, signifying the Firm’s continued strong growth.
NJL obtains defense verdict for Teledyne Technologies after four-week jury trial of wrongful death action.
NJL is hired by the University of Minnesota to help investigate charges of academic fraud in the men’s basketball program.
NJL successfully defends Lockheed Martin and Unisys in a $1 billion False Claims Act lawsuit, convincing the United States Attorney not to intervene in the case and the relator to dismiss his claims without a monetary payment.
NJL obtains complete defense verdict in favor of the downhill skiing industry relating to claims of negligent ski operations.
NJL founding shareholders establish six shared Core Values — Trust, Excellence, Diversity, Innovation, Profitability, and Community — that have guided the Firm ever since.
NJL moves its offices to the 6th floor of the Pillsbury Center, a downtown Minneapolis landmark, accommodating the Firm’s growth and ascent in the legal marketplace.
The Midwest’s largest new start-up law firm, Nilan Johnson Lewis (NJL), opens its doors with 27 attorneys and 52 employees.
NJL receives its first payment for legal services, $178 from Wingert & Associates – a satisfied NJL client yet today.