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Rob Leighton is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota and a law school graduate of the University of California at Berkeley.  He has been admitted to practice in both State and Federal courts in Minnesota, as well as the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Federal Court of Claims.  He is a member of the Minnesota and Ramsey County Bar Associations, and also served as past President of the Mower County Bar Association while practicing law in southern Minnesota.  He is also an active member of the Minnesota Association for Justice (formerly the MN Trial Lawyers Association) and serves on its Board of Governors. Mr. Leighton has extensive experience in the area of civil litigation, and has tried and settled cases involving personal injury, disability, wrongful death, product liability, workers compensation and business disputes.  He also represents trade and professional associations before governmental and regulatory bodies.  Mr. Leighton served four terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving as both assistant majority leader and assistant minority leader during his tenure in office. 



Practice Areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Insurance: 20%
  3. Business: 20%
  4. Workers Compensation: 10%
  5. Employment & Labor: 10%

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Contact Info

Nolan, Thompson & Leighton

5001 American Blvd. West
Suite 595
Bloomington, MN, 55437

380 St Peter St #710
St Paul, MN, 55102



MNAuthorized to practice199106/29/2015

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TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerNolan, MacGregor, Thompson & Leighton2003 - Present
State LegislatorMinnesota House of Representatives1995 - 2003
PartnerLeighton, Meany, Cotter & Enger1993 - 2003
AssociateDorsey & Whitney1991 - 1993
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Minnesota Governmental Relations CouncilMember2004 - Present
Minnesota Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Governors2003 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Minnesota Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Mower County Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2002
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of Minnesota, Twin CitiesEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988