• 04.10.12

    Brendan M. Kenny Joins Blackwell Burke P.A.

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Brendan M. Kenny has joined the firm today as an associate.  Mr. Kenny was previously a Deputy Attorney General in the California Attorney General’s Office in San Francisco.  Mr. Kenny defended the State of California in constitutional litigation in trial and appellate courts.  He received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, and his undergraduate degree from the University of California-Berkeley. Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for several Fortune 500 companies. The firm has…
  • 04.02.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Chairman Jerry W. Blackwell to Speak at 2012 Food Safety Summit

    Blackwell Burke P.A. chairman and founding partner Jerry W. Blackwell will be speaking at the 2012 Food Safety Summit.   Mr. Blackwell’s presentation will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 in Washington, DC.  The Summit will be attended by food industry professionals including food manufacturers, processors, and distributors as well as academics and regulators.  Mr. Blackwell will participate in a panel discussion entitled, “How to Protect Your Company with an Effective Food Liability Program.”  His co-panelists include Thomas A. Packer and Joe Fasi. Blackwell Burke P.A.’s Food Safety attorneys represent major food manufacturers as well as food distributors, retailers, and…
  • 01.30.12

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Corey L. Gordon to Speak at Grocery Manufacturers Association Conference

    Blackwell Burke P.A. partner Corey L. Gordon will present at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) 2012 Food Claims & Litigation Conference:  Navigating Change in Food-Related Litigation.  The GMA Conference is being held February 21-23, 2012 in Dana Point, California.  Mr. Gordon’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 22.  The GMA is the main trade group of the food industry. Its members include the makers of food, beverages, and other consumer products. Mr. Gordon’s presentation is entitled, “Update from the Frontiers of Junk Science:  The Latest Law and Latest Trends.”  His presentation will focus on “junk science” issues that are affecting…
  • 09.01.11

    Mary S. Young Joins Blackwell Burke P.A.

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is pleased to announce that Mary S. Young has joined the firm.  Ms. Young was previously an associate at Lane Powell PC in Seattle, Washington, where she practiced in the complex litigation group.  Her experience includes defending clients against class action claims in a broad range of substantive legal areas.  Ms. Young is a cum laude graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was an editor of the Journal of Law and Inequality, and an honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Mary’s complex case management expertise and courtroom experience are well-suited to the firm,” said firm founding partner and chairman…
  • 08.01.11

    Jerry W. Blackwell Named 2011 Super Lawyer

    Blackwell Burke P.A. founding partner, Jerry W. Blackwell, was recently named a 2011 Super Lawyer. The honor recognizes attorneys in Minnesota based on peer nominations and through independent research.  Mr. Blackwell has been named Super Lawyer every year since 2002.  His Super Lawyer profile is available here. Mr. Blackwell is a founding partner and Chairman of the Board of Blackwell Burke P.A. Mr. Blackwell has broad expertise in civil litigation, including class action defense, products liability defense, asbestos and silica defense, and commercial litigation. His recognitions include being named Minnesota Attorney of the Year; receiving the Minnesota Minority Business Owner of the Year…
  • 06.28.11

    Governor Dayton Appoints Jerry W. Blackwell to the Urban Initiative Board

    Today Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appointed Jerry W. Blackwell to serve on the Urban Initiative Board. The Urban Initiative Board will evaluate methods to enhance urban development, minority business enterprises, and create jobs. The Board will also administer the Urban Initiative Loan Program. The Program was created to support the growth of minority owned and operated businesses and to create jobs in economically distressed areas of the Twin Cities. Governor Dayton’s press release is available here. Mr. Blackwell is a founding partner and Chairman of the Board of Blackwell Burke P.A. Mr. Blackwell has broad expertise in civil litigation, including class…

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