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Jeffrey Scott Storms

Civil rights Attorney at Minneapolis, MN

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2006
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

Jeff is an accomplished attorney in the areas of personal injury and civil rights, who has worked on several significant cases. Jeff was named a 2013 “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer for his work on a $3.075 Million Dollar police brutality wrongful death—the second largest police brutality settlement in Minnesota History. Jeff was also part of a team of class counsel who obtained a $2 Million Dollar settlement for violations of the Drivers Privacy Protection Act—this settlement was reported to be the largest DPPA settlement in U.S. History. Jeff’s experience also includes representing clients on school injuries, medical malpractice injuries, and commercial vehicle crashes. Jeff has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine the past two years.



Newmark Storms Law Office LLC
100 South Fifth Street
Suite 2100
Minneapolis, MN, 55402


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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Personal Injury Lawyer
I had never had an interaction with a lawyer before and had no idea where to begin even finding one for my personal injury claim I wanted to make against a major corporation. I knew I was in way over my head but after reviewing Jeff's profile/resume, I called him for a consolation. I got a call back from him right away and he was very engaged and offered to help. We met right away and I hired him on the spot. He was very proactive in regards to staying on top of all things related to the case and had tremendous communication throughout the process. He negotiated on my behalf and he was very firm in representing my wishes. I eventually settled before we filed suit for a generous amount. The process was something I put entirely into Jeff's hands, and he represented me better than I could have ever expected. I endorse Jeff to the fullest and recommend using him whole heartedly.
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Posted by Joseph | August 21, 2013
A better attorney in the Twin Cities you will not find.
This is my first and hopefully last time I will ever need a lawyer and I am so thankful I was referred to Mr. Storms. The fist lawyer that I went to stated that since it is a government entity that was at fault there were too many moving parts and immunity issues for him but stated that he knew of a law firm that has experience in these types of law suits. I met with Jeff and he took on my case knowing of the pitfalls surrounding it and fought with tenacity on my behalf. In the end because of Jeff's incredibly hard work he had done on my behlaf my case was able to be settled for well then what I had expected. Bottom line is that Jeff is a superb attorney who will fight and work hard on your behalf to get you what you deserve.
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Posted by Kevin | August 21, 2013
Highly recommended
I had an excellent experience working with Mr. Storms. He consistently kept me informed as the case progressed and was always willing to explain things to me in non-legalese. For the duration of the case, he was always realistic in setting expectations around what the potential outcomes were. In the end, we were successful in reaching a settlement that was more than satisfactory to me. On a personal level, Mr. Storms is very friendly, personable and easy to work with. I would absolutely reach out to him again if I had a similar need in the future.
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Posted by Craig | August 21, 2013
Great Experience
Jeff's work on my case was excellent. He was always very professional and prompt in communicating everything with me that I needed to know. He spent many hours gathering information and preparing evidence that helped our case immensely. I could not have asked for a better outcome, highly recommend.


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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Newmark Storms Law Office LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Partner
  • Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp LLP (formerly Flynn, Gaskins & Bennett LLP)
  • 2008 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of St. Thomas School Of Law
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Research Assistant
  • University Of St. Thomas School Of Law
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • University of St. Thomas School of Law - Minneapolis
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude
  • 2006
  • Davidson College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bertrand et al. v. Patten et Al.
  • $2,000,000 Settlement
  • Smith v. Gorman et al.
  • Total Settlement: $3,075,000


  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Ataxia Foundation
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • W.E.B. DuBois Award in Sociology
  • Davidson College
  • 2003
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  • University of St. Thomas Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • El Monticulo (“The Mound”): The Disparate Treatment of Latino Baseball Players in Major League Baseball
  • 2008
  • ABA Mass Tort Newsletter
  • CAFA’s Political Compromise and the Resulting Impact on MDL Transfer
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • William Mitchell Insurance Law Class
  • Collateral Sources/Indemnification
  • 2015
  • William Mitchell Insurance Law Class
  • Collateral Sources/Indemnification
  • 2014
  • Monthly Meeting
  • Section 1983 Litigation
  • 2014
  • William Mitchell Insurance Law Class
  • Collateral Sources / Indemnification
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Jeffrey
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an amazing attorney. I refer my personal injury cases to him and he takes great care of the clients. He is sharp, confident, compassionate and patient. I would hire him in a moment if I need an attorney."
Civil rights Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Storms is at the top of the class when it comes to civil rights law in Minnesota. He is dedicated to his clients, and tenacious in his pursuit of justice."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Friend
"Mr. Storms zeal for justice helps hold our system accountable to the people that pay for it, and pay for its error. A great lawyer, and wise man."
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Minneapolis Civil rights Lawyer Jeffrey Scott Storms
Jeffrey Scott Storms
Civil rights Attorney
Minneapolis, MN
Licensed for 17 years
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