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About me

I believe that jury trials are the great equalizer between large organizations and individuals. As a personal injury attorney, it's my privilege to use legal processes to restore the balance of power and justice.

I'm a civil litigator experienced in a wide range of substantive areas of law. I use my knowledge and capabilities to remind insurance companies that injured clients must be treated fairly. I handle cases in the state and federal courts of both Wisconsin and Minnesota, and have devoted my practice to the rights of individuals who have been injured or wronged.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 45%
    26 years
  2. Car Accident: 40%
    26 years
  3. Slip and Fall: 15%
    26 years



Contingent (33%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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    First-rate skills in legal analysis and brief writing, and a proven advocate for his clients in the courtroom--a tremendous lawyer.


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Contact info

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.

258 Riverside Dr
PO Box 167
River Falls, WI, 54022

Bye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.

1976 Wooddale Drive, Suite #2C
Woodbury, MN, 55125



WIGood Standing200103/24/2015
MNAuthorized to practice199007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated LawyerMartindale-Hubbell2015
25th Anniversary Serving the CommunityMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
Board Certified Civil Trial LawyerNational Board of Trial Advocacy2013
BV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2004
Volumes 34 & 35 Best ArticleMinnesota Law Review1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Minnesota2007 - Present
PartnerBye, Goff & Rohde, Ltd.2001 - Present
AttorneyCivil Practice-Minnesota1992 - 2001
AttorneyDorsey & Whitney1990 - 1992
Articles EditorMinnesota Law Review1987 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Member2013 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarN/A2011 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Wisconsin Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
United States Court of Appeals, Eighth CircuitN/A2001 - Present
United States Court of Appeals, Seventh CircuitN/A2001 - Present
United States District Court, Western District of WisconsinN/A2001 - Present
United States District Court, Eastern District of WisconsinN/A2001 - Present
St. Croix Valley Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
State Bar of WisconsinN/A2001 - Present
United States District Court, District of MinnesotaMember1990 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
United States District Court, District of MinnesotaN/A1990 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Peppi v. Phyllis Wheatley Community Center, 614 N.W.2d 750 (Minn. Ct. App. 2000).Worker rights upheld.
Palmerton v. Associates Health and Welfare Plan, 2003 WI App 41, 260 Wis. 2d 179, 659 N.W.2d 183The court established precedent concerning subrogation and reimbursement.
Hoffman v. Rankin, 2002 WI App. 189 (Ct. App. 2002)Victory reinstating claim of injured former patient.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Verdict (Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers)"Subrogation and the Right to Reimbursement After Great-West Life & Annuity Ins. Co. v. Knudson"2002
Minnesota Law Review"Begging to Defer: OSHA and The Problem of Interpretive Authority."1989
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of MinnesotaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CLE National WebinarCLE: How to Deal With Impossible Clients, Witnesses and Opposing Counsel in Litigation2015
UWRF Education DeparmtentLaw and the Educator2012
UWRF Education DepartmentLaw and the Educator2011
UWRF Education DepartmentLaw and the Educator2010
UW-La Crosse Sports AdministrationSports Law2010
UWRF Education DepartmentLaw and the Educator2009
UW-La Crosse Sports AdministrationSports Law-Mock Trial2009
UWRF Education DepartmentLaw and the Educator2008
UW-La Crosse Sports AdministrationSports Law-Mock Trial2008
UW-La Crosse Sports AdministrationSports Law2007
UW-La Crosse Sports AdministrationSports Law2006