• 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…
  • 06.01.11

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partner Benjamin W. Hulse to be Panelist at Association for Corporate Growth Conference on June 21, 2011

    Blackwell Burke P.A. partner Benjamin W. Hulse will participate as a panelist at the Association for Corporate Growth’s (ACG) 2011 Upper Midwest Connection Conference in Minneapolis on Tuesday, June 21st. Brian Boyle, Food and Beverage Specialist with McGladrey Capital Markets, will moderate the panel entitled, “The Changing Landscape of the Food and Beverage Industry.” The ACG is “the global community for middle market M&A dealmakers and business leaders focused on driving growth.” Mr. Hulse will be discussing the regulatory issues and litigation risks involved in the acquisition of food and beverage companies. Before joining Blackwell Burke P.A. in June of…
  • 03.09.11

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Partners to Present at GMA Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference on May 5, 2011 in Chicago

    Blackwell Burke P.A. partners Jerry W. Blackwell and Corey L. Gordon will present a session entitled, “The Wizard of Oz and the ‘Expert’ Behind the Curtain: Deconstructing Junk Science and Winning your Case” on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Foodborne Illness Litigation Conference in Chicago. The GMA is the main trade group of the food industry. Its members include the makers of food, beverages, and other consumer products. Plaintiffs rely on expert testimony in nearly every foodborne illness lawsuit. This presentation will offer a practical discussion and presentation of successful approaches to Daubert motions and jury trials,…
  • 03.04.11

    Governor Dayton Appoints Jerry W. Blackwell to the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Appointments

    Today Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of Jerry W. Blackwell as an at-large member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection. The Commission solicits judicial candidates, evaluating their credentials, and recommending candidates to the Governor for appointment. Governor Dayton’s press release is available here. Mr. Blackwell is a founder and Chairman of the Board of Blackwell Burke P.A. He serves as national counsel for several major corporations, having represented them in federal and state courts in 47 states, Australia, England, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Mr. Blackwell has broad expertise in civil litigation, specializing in class action defense, products liability…

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