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Michael Hall, III

Personal injury Attorney at Saint Cloud, MN

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Lawrence Hall

  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 22 years
    California - CA 24 years
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2000
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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Michael Hall III is a trial lawyer who believes in the simple premise that the practice of law should be used to help others and to do what's right.


Michael has received statewide recognition as a result of having secured some of the most significant and precedent-setting damages recoveries in the state of Minnesota. His $10.5 million dollar verdict, obtained in March 2011 and reported in the Minneapolis StarTribune and the St. Cloud Times, is the largest jury verdict ever recorded in Stearns County Minnesota (Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District - St. Cloud, MN). Further, Michael’s $798, verdict, obtained in August 2012, has been recognized as one of the largest whiplash injury verdicts in Minnesota state history. The landmark verdict, obtained in August 2012 in Minnesota's 10th Judicial District, set a high-water mark for future damages in such cases.  A short list including other recent results is set forth below:


Recent results - Michael Hall, III:    $10,500, – Sex abuse verdict    $595, – Foot injury judgment    $300, – Ladder accident settlement    $300, – School head-injury settlement    $4,000, – Sex abuse judgment    $798, – Whiplash injury verdict  

In addition to the high-dollar cases set forth above, Michael has also made an impact in legal cases involving the protection of fundamental human rights.  In November 2011, Mr. Hall served as lead trial counsel in a Hennepin County case involving the privacy rights two young women. Both young women had their privacy violated via highly offensive conduct committed by their employer. At issue in the case was whether or not young women such as Mr. Hall's clients could expect to have their privacy rights respected, and whether an employer who blatantly violated those rights would be held accountable.   The verdict, which was reported in the local news media, was decidedly in favor of Mr. Hall's two clients, and included a punitive damages finding against the violator.  The verdict reaffirmed the importance the right to privacy in our community.


Michael is among a very small group of trial lawyers who have secured multiple punitive damage, jury trial verdicts. In general, punitive damages are intended to punish and deter behavior that knowingly or recklessly endangers the public. Punitive damages verdicts are extremely rare. According to recent figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics punitive damages were awarded in less than 2.9% of all civil trials nationally.


In 2013 Michael was named one of the top 100 litigation lawyers in the state of Minnesota.  This is a distinction conferred by the American Society of Legal Advocates.  Selection to the top 100 is based on measures of demonstrated legal achievement.  Michael has been recognized by his peers for excellence in practice and is rated a Rising Star by  This distinction is reserved for less than 2.5% of all lawyers in the state. 


Because of Michael's consistent and high quality work, his clients have given him 's and 's preeminent 5.0 out of 5 client rating.  The  preeminent client rating is based on measures of responsiveness, quality of service, and value. It is the highest possible client rating for a personal injury lawyer.  In 2013 Michael was presented with the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. This honor is reserved for less than 1% of the more than 900,000 lawyers listed in the Martindale-Hubbell directory.


As a result of his litigation experience, Michael has served as a continuing legal education instructor, advising his legal peers on topics relevant to the practice of personal injury law. 


Michael serves on the civil jury instruction review committee.  The committee is tasked with reviewing current jury instructions for necessary revisions, and with developing new instructions and verdict forms.


Michael serves on the legislative committee for the Minnesota Association for Justice, where he advocates for the rights of everyday Minnesotans.  As a result of his legislative efforts, Michael has repeatedly been called to testify before the Minnesota House of Representatives' Committee on Civil Law, and the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.  In 2011 Michael was part of a legislative team that helped beat back a dangerous bill which would have stripped ordinary Minnesotan's of the right to rely upon long-standing ski-safety laws established by decades of jurisprudence.


Michael serves on the board of governors for the Minnesota Association for Justice.  He is also a member of the John E. Simonett Chapter of the American Inns of Court, the Minnesota State Bar Association, and the Stearns/Benton Bar Association.


Michael was born and raised in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  He holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Chicago (B.S., 1995), and a juris doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1998). From 1998 to 2006 Michael litigated personal injury and business litigation cases in Southern California.  During his years of practice in California, Michael gained experience litigating cases from both sides of the aisle, giving him a unique and valuable perspective on tort liability litigation.  Michael developed a solid understanding of the Spanish language, which he continues to utilize in his current practice. In 2006, Michael returned to Minnesota to join Hall Law, P.A. Michael is admitted to practice law in Minnesota, California, Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota and the Southern District of California, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.


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Hall Law P.A.
1010 W St Germain St #100
Saint Cloud, MN, 56301
Hall Law P.A.
5200 Willson Rd
Suite 150
Edina, MN
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Posted by Kayla | February 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Mike Hall and Hall Law office were fantastic to work with throughout the entirety of my case. Mike, Mara, and Deb made me feel comfortable and at ease throughout the extensive process, always updated me in regards to any changes, and always had my best interest at heart. I had 100% trust in how they handled my case. It's hard to find the words to truly explain how phenomenal everyone was during my case. I highly recommend them!
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Posted by Tom | January 15, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
First rate attorney
“A member of my family was seriously injured in a personal injury, product liability matter a few years back. I looked to Mike for advice, and it was spot on. Definitely recommend him.
Posted by Francesco | December 20, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Incredible work ethic and professionalism, very happy I found this firm.
I am a local business and I'm fortunate to have worked with this firm on a professional level in the past. I've sought and obtained Mikes advice in regards to many legal matters. He has repeatedly provided me with valuable insight, if the legal issue was not in his immediate field, he has also provided great contacts and referrals within Minneapolis. He is highly motivated, knowledgeable in the field and passionate about about his work. Happily over time he have become a friend who adds value to many areas of my life/family.
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Posted by Jessica | February 13, 2013
Great attorney, great experience.
When it came to my case Mike was very helpful and always kept me informed of what was going on and how the case was coming along. He was always there when I had questions and was very supportive and compassionate. It was the first time I needed an attorney and I couldnt have found a better one than Mike. You could tell he loved what he was doing and took care of his clients needs. If I would ever need an attorney I would not hesitate to contact him and would recommend him a 100%. I'll always be grateful for the difference he has made in my life.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hall Law P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Attorney
  • White, Oliver & Amundson
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Horton & Ryan
  • 2000 - 2005


  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Chicago
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Lozano v Wright & Knutson Construction
  • Plaintiff verdict - $798,000.00*
  • D. L. T. and J.L.H. v Dodson
  • Plaintiff verdict - $65,000.00*
  • CAH v Holden
  • Plaintiff verdict - $10,500,000.00*
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  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2006 - Present
  • John E. Simonett Chapter of the American Inns of Court
  • member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Stearns-Benton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Justice in 2013 - Top Trial Outcomes of 2013
  • Auto/RFN Verdict
  • 2013
  • Testimony before the Minnesota Senate Committee on the Judiciary
  • Proposed legislation regarding assumption of the risk and ski hill liability
  • 2012
  • Mid-Winter Meeting
  • Joint & Several Liability & Reallocation
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lawrence. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hall is a very knowledgeable and well respected attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I hate to think where I'd be as a lawyer without Mike's guidance, insight, and exemplary skill. His unwavering moral commitment to his clients and exceptional work ethic have helped shape my definition of the practice of law. A great litigator and a fantastic human being, those bearing the burden of preventable and senseless injury will find no better advocate."
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