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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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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 100%
    33 years



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Contact info

Unger Law Office

80 S 8th St.
Suite 4900
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-4118

Unger Law Office

90 S 7th St Ste 4700
Minneapolis, MN, 55402-4118



NDAuthorized to practice law201012/17/2015
WIGood Standing200003/24/2015
MNAuthorized to practice198106/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers In AmericaWoodward-White,Inc.2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc2012
Attorney of the YearMinnesota Lawyer2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2010
Professional Excellence AwardMinnesota State Bar Association2009
"SuperLawyer" Top 40 Plaintiff Personal InjuryMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2008
"SuperLawyer" Top 40 Plaintiff Personal InjuryMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2007
"SuperLawyers" Top 40 Plaintiff Personal InjuryMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2006
Attorney of the YearMinnesota Lawyer2006
"Super Lawyer" - Top 40 Plaintiffs Personal InjuryMinnesota Law & Politics Magazine2005
Attorney of the YearMinnesota Lawyer2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerUnger Law Office2006 - Present
Attorney/PartnerRider Bennett Law Firm1998 - 2006
Attorney/PartnerMackenzie & Hallberg, P.A.1996 - 1998
Attorney/PartnerHvass Weisman & King Chtd1983 - 1996
Law Clerk to Judge Diana MurphyUnited States District Court1981 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of MinnesotaMember, Dean 2006-71995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1983 - Present
Minnesota State Bar AssociationMember, Secretary 2012-131983 - Present
Minnesota Association for JusticeMember, Board of Governors (various)1983 - Present
Hennepin County Bar AssociationMember, President 2006-71983 - Present
Ramsey County Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Minnesota Trial Lawyer magazinTo the Law of Torts, Let's Do No Harm2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Minnesota Law SchoolN/AJuris Doctor cum laude1981
University of MinnesotaN/ABachelor of Elected Studies summa cum laude1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationEthics for Personal Injury Lawyers2013