• 09.23.13

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Welcomes Jordan L. Sing

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Jordan L. Sing has joined the firm today as an associate.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Sing served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Wilhelmina M. Wright and the Honorable John P. Smith, both of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  While a law student, Mr. Sing appeared in numerous hearings working for the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.  He is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he received the Dean’s Award for the highest grade in four courses.  He was also a top…
  • 09.20.13

    Jerry W. Blackwell, Benjamin W. Hulse, and Adebisi A. Wilson to Present on Trial Strategy and Discovery at NAMWOLF Annual Meeting

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorneys will present at the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) 2013 Annual Meeting.  The conference is from September 20-25, 2013, in Minneapolis, MN at the Hilton. On Monday, September 23, firm founder and chairman Jerry W. Blackwell and associate Adebisi A. Wilson will participate in a seminar entitled, “Avoiding Trial by Fire: Interactive and Illustrative Trial Tips from the Experts.”  Mr. Blackwell will be joined by co-panelists Chief Judge Michael J. Davis, U.S. District Court District of Minnesota; Joseph M. Fasi II, Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP; and James Joslin, Chief Litigation…
  • 09.19.13

    Wendy M. Carlisle Joins Blackwell Burke P.A.

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Wendy M. Carlisle has joined the firm as special counsel.  Prior to joining Blackwell Burke P.A., Ms. Carlisle was a litigation partner at Leonard, Street and Deinard in Minneapolis. “Wendy’s experience handling all facets of complex litigation, particularly in challenging products liability and commercial cases, is well-suited to the firm’s expanding trial practice,” said firm founding partner Jerry W. Blackwell.  “We are eager to put Wendy’s talents to work for our business.” Ms. Carlisle is a skillful trial lawyer with nationwide experience defending complex commercial and products liability cases.  She has numerous…
  • 09.16.13

    Brendan M. Kenny Discusses Procedure for Law360 Articles

    Law360 recently interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny for two articles.  The first article discussed how to litigate multi-litigant cases when the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) declines to create an MDL.  This is becoming increasingly important, as the JPML has rejected centralization petitions at a much higher rate in recent years. Mr. Kenny discussed how defendants can obtain some of the benefits of centralization without a formal MDL by convincing judges overseeing later-filed actions to stay these cases until the judge in the lead case can submit his or her decisions as supplemental authority in the…
  • 09.04.13

    Brendan M. Kenny to Present E-Discovery CLE

    Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney Brendan M. Kenny will participate in a continuing legal education seminar entitled, “Minnesota State and Federal E-Discovery Law Update – A Year of Change” on Monday, September 9th.  Mr. Kenny and his co-panelists will provide an update about the most significant changes in e-discovery over the past year.   The webinar is sponsored by Minnesota Continuing Legal Education. Brendan M. Kenny is the founder of the Twin Cities E-Discovery Forum and a member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program's National Outreach Committee. He was named an “Up & Coming Attorney” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2013.  The recognition…
  • 08.29.13

    Jerry W. Blackwell Honored By The Best Lawyers in America©

    Firm chairman Jerry W. Blackwell was recently selected for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (2014).  Mr. Blackwell’s selection recognizes him as a top product liability defense attorney.  Since first being published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and is one of the most visible peer-review publications in the legal profession. Because inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not…

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