I'm married with 3 children. While I am first a family guy, I am also a lawyer who tries cases to verdict if necessary, but is always willing to reasonably settle cases. Our firm specializes in agricultural commercial litigation and representing other persons who have been harmed personally or economically through the fault of others or by breach of contract. We represent a lot of dairy farmers, as well as other animal and crop producers, in commercial disputes with manufacturers and suppliers, as well as electric utilities.
I also volunteer as a conciliation court referee in Olmsted County and Dodge County District Courts. This volunteer work provides valuable service to our local courts and and to citizens, resulting in timely, economical and effective resolution of disputes less than $15,000.
Our firm also handles a lot of appeals, not only for our clients, but also on a pro-bono basis as amicus curia (friend of the court) in cases we believe we can help in the development of the law and one or more of the parties deserve(s) thoughtful and critical analysis in the appellate courts.
|MN||Authorized to Practice||1973||07/14/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney of the Year||Minnesota Lawyer||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Certified Civil Trial Specialist||Minnesota State Bar Association||1991|
|Leading Minnesota Attorneys||American Research Corporation||N/A|
|Attorney||Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens PC||2003 - Present|
|Attorney||Bird and Jacobsen||1987 - 2003|
|Attorney||Steward, Perry, Mahler & Bird||1983 - 1987|
|Attorney||Healy & Bird||1978 - 1983|
|Attorney||Hillstrom, Phelps & Bird||1974 - 1978|
|Law Clerk||State Of Minnesota District Court||1973 - 1974|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Chair Rules and Administration||2015 - Present|
|Minnesota State Bar Association||Chair Civil Litigation Section||2012 - 2013|
|Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota||Dean||2009 - 2010|
|Minnesota Association for Justice||Board of Governors||2004 - 2009|
|University of Minnesota Law School||N/A||1973|
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