• 07.19.12

    Super Lawyers Recognizes Jerry W. Blackwell

    Blackwell Burke P.A. chairman Jerry W. Blackwell has been honored by Super Lawyers.  Mr. Blackwell, the firm’s founding partner, was recently named a 2012 Super Lawyer.  He has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2002.  This honor recognizes attorneys in Minnesota based on peer nominations and through independent research. Mr. Blackwell is an accomplished trial lawyer.  He serves as national counsel and national trial counsel for major corporations, having represented them in federal and state courts in 47 states and internationally.   His practice areas include class action defense, commercial litigation, food industry defense, labor and employment, products liability, and toxic tort litigation.  Mr. Blackwell…
  • 07.05.12

    Supreme Court of Missouri Denies Plaintiffs’ Petition for Review, Affirming Blackwell Burke P.A. Trial Victory

    On Tuesday, July 3, the Supreme Court of Missouri denied the plaintiffs' petition to review the Missouri Court of Appeals decision in Khoury v. ConAgra Foods. The intermediate court had affirmed Blackwell Burke P.A.’s July 30, 2010 trial court victory on behalf of international food manufacturer ConAgra Foods, Inc. The Court’s denial of the plaintiffs' petition lets stand the Western District’s opinion and Blackwell Burke P.A.’s jury trial victory in this case. The trial court judgment, upon jury verdict, awarded a complete defense victory to ConAgra in the first consumer “popcorn lung” case to reach a jury. At trial, firm…
  • 06.15.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Peter J. Goss Named “Life Sciences Star” in Inaugural Edition of Legal Media Group’s Guide to Life Sciences Practitioners

    Blackwell Burke P.A. partner, Peter J. Goss, has been named a 2012 “Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences in their inaugural edition. LMG Life Sciences is a resource for corporate leaders, in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries, to identify outstanding life sciences attorneys.  The award recognizes preeminent life sciences attorneys nationwide based on peer recognition and editorial research. Mr. Goss focuses his national practice on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability and toxic tort litigation. He has represented major pharmaceutical, medical technology, and other manufacturers in hundreds of cases. Mr. Goss, who has won several published Daubert decisions, often serves…
  • 06.14.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Peter J. Goss Interviewed By Law360

    Law360 quoted Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Peter J. Goss in an article published today discussing a recent physician’s medical device error report to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  The physician reported that the wiring of an implanted heart device broke through the device’s insulation.  Mr. Goss commented on how media coverage increases physician surveillance and reporting of suspected errors in recalled and non-recalled products.  The full article is available here. Mr. Goss focuses his national practice on pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation and toxic torts. He has represented major pharmaceutical, medical technology, and chemical firms in hundreds…
  • 05.21.12

    Formidable Litigator Peter J. Goss Joins Blackwell Burke P.A.

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Peter J. Goss has joined the firm as a partner.  Prior to joining Blackwell Burke P.A., Goss was a litigation partner at Faegre Baker Daniels in Minneapolis. “Pete is a top trial lawyer and litigator with winning first-chair experience in scientifically complicated cases,” said firm founding partner and chairman Jerry W. Blackwell.  “Pete will put his experience into action leading litigation and trial teams for our Fortune 500 clients.  His addition solidifies the firm's strength in medical device, toxic tort, and pharmaceutical litigation.  We welcome him to the firm.” Mr. Goss focuses…
  • 04.30.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Welcomes Emily A. Babcock

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Emily A. Babcock has joined the firm today as an associate.  Ms. Babcock clerked for the Honorable Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks and the Honorable Kevin G. Ross, both of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  She is a summa cum laude graduate of William Mitchell College of Law.  While pursuing her law degree, Ms. Babcock was a staff member of the William Mitchell Law Review, a student editor of The Business Lawyer, and president of both the Environmental Law Society and American Constitution Society.  She received the Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing as well as…

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