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Certified as a Civil Jury Trial Specialist. Past President of the Hennepin County Bar Association and Academy of Certified Civil Trial Lawyers of Minnesota. Current Secretary of the Minnesota State Bar Association and Vice Chair of the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board.
Three time winner of "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer newspaper.
"AV" rated, the top rating of Martindale Hubbell Law Directory for 27 years.
Listed in "Best Lawyers in America" for plaintiff's personal injury.
Winner of the Minnesota State Bar Association's highest award, "Professional Excellence Award".
Past member of the Boards of Directors for United Way of Minneapolis, and Greater Twin Cities United Way..
Former member of the University of Minnesota Board of Regents. Past National President of the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
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|ND||Authorized to practice law||2010||12/17/2015|
|MN||Authorized to practice||1981||11/26/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers In America||Woodward-White,Inc.||2013|
|Best Lawyers in America||Woodward-White, Inc||2012|
|Attorney of the Year||Minnesota Lawyer||2011|
|Best Lawyers in America||Woodward-White, Inc.||2011|
|Best Lawyers in America||Woodward-White, Inc.||2010|
|Professional Excellence Award||Minnesota State Bar Association||2009|
|"SuperLawyer" Top 40 Plaintiff Personal Injury||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|"SuperLawyer" Top 40 Plaintiff Personal Injury||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|"SuperLawyers" Top 40 Plaintiff Personal Injury||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Attorney of the Year||Minnesota Lawyer||2006|
|"Super Lawyer" - Top 40 Plaintiffs Personal Injury||Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Attorney of the Year||Minnesota Lawyer||2003|
|Attorney/Owner||Unger Law Office||2006 - Present|
|Attorney/Partner||Rider Bennett Law Firm||1998 - 2006|
|Attorney/Partner||Mackenzie & Hallberg, P.A.||1996 - 1998|
|Attorney/Partner||Hvass Weisman & King Chtd||1983 - 1996|
|Law Clerk to Judge Diana Murphy||United States District Court||1981 - 1983|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota||Member, Dean 2006-7||1995 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Member||1983 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Member, Secretary 2012-13||1983 - Present|
|Minnesota Association for Justice||Member, Board of Governors (various)||1983 - Present|
|Hennepin County Bar Association||Member, President 2006-7||1983 - Present|
|Ramsey County Bar Association||Member||1983 - Present|
|Minnesota Trial Lawyer magazin||To the Law of Torts, Let's Do No Harm||2013|
|University Of Minnesota Law School||N/A||Juris Doctor cum laude||1981|
|University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts||N/A||Bachelor of Elected Studies summa cum laude||1977|
|Continuing Legal Education||Ethics for Personal Injury Lawyers||2013|