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Kathleen is a highly skilled legal advisor and advocate with an impressive track record of obtaining favorable results in product liability, personal injury, construction litigation, professional malpractice, and insurance coverage matters.

Her extensive knowledge, experience and dedication allow her to share unique insights into complex matters, and her collaborative approach and commitment to clear, authentic communication resonates with clients and juries alike. Kathleen helps serve as national counsel for select clients, spearheading work with local counsel and experts. She partners with clients to understand their products and achieve their business objectives, whether through preventative measures or aggressively defending them in litigation.

In her spare time, you can find Kathleen spending time with her family or working on her pollinator garden.

Key Practice Experience

Key Industry Experience

  • Transportation and trucking
  • Micromobility
  • Component part manufacturing
  • Agriculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Property damage
  • Construction

Recognitions and Honors

  • Named to Super Lawyers
    • Minnesota Rising Stars list, 2016 – 2020
    • Super Lawyers list, 2021 –  Present
  • America’s Top 100 Civil Defense Litigators, 2020
  • America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2019

Publications and Presentations

  • “Unusual and Specialized Vehicles in Minnesota,” 2022 Motor Vehicle Accident Cases in Minnesota: Handling the Tough Issues, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, Presentation, June 2022, June 2023
  • “The Real E-Bike Safety Issues,” Electrify Expo Industry Day, Panel Discussion May 19, 2023
  • “Direct Examination, How to Try a Successful Jury Trial,” PowerHouse Law, Presentation, December 6, 2022
  • “Accidents Involving Motorcycles, Buses, Rental Cars, and Other ‘Specialized’ Vehicles,” Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook [Chapter 10], 2010-2023
  • “Great Outdoors: Cabin Law-Liability, First-Party Property and Other Common Insurance Coverage Issues Related to Cabin Property,” Presentation, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, August 4, 2020
  • “The Supreme Court’s Attack on Domestic Violence Legislation—Discretion, Entitlement, and Due Process in Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales,” Vol. 32 Wm. Mitchell Law Review, p. 1181, 2006
  • “Litigating Sports Concussions: What You Need to Know About the Science and the Law,” Bench & Bar Magazine, August/September 2017

Professional Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court
  • Defense Research Institute

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