Blackwell Burke P.A. has been ranked by Chambers and Partners in the Minnesota commercial litigation category for the first time after being recognized as a leading firm in the previous two years. Additionally, Firm Founder, Jerry W. Blackwell, was a ranked attorney for the third year in a row.
Chambers ranks law firms and attorneys based on the nature and complexity of recent work, heavily weighted by client feedback in their annual legal guide Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
Chambers noted that the Blackwell Burke team is known for being a “litigation firm with a strong reputation for product liability defense work,” and “regularly handles class action lawsuits on behalf of Fortune 500 companies.” Chambers noted as a highlight, the 2019 Bair Hugger Multidistrict Litigation in which Blackwell Burke secured the dismissal of one of the ten largest MDLs in the country.
Jerry Blackwell is a “very talented trial lawyer who can attract high-quality work and does so consistently,” said a Chambers source. Chambers sources also remarked on Blackwell’s outstanding performance in handling “complex litigation for demanding clients, and he regularly serves as lead trial counsel to major corporations.”
Chambers is valued as the leading directory for ranking the best lawyers and law firms in 185 jurisdictions globally and is relied upon by more than 20,000 in-house counsel throughout the world. No other organization has the strength-in-depth of Chambers’ editorial and research teams in assessing the world’s business lawyers. The rankings are the result of in-depth research, including interviews with clients and leading law practitioners.
Blackwell Burke is the only Minnesota-based certified minority-owned firm to receive this recognition, underlining the firm’s long-standing dedication to serving its clients in the high-stakes litigation arena at the intersection of excellence and diversity in action.
About Jerry W. Blackwell
Jerry W. Blackwell serves as national and trial counsel for several major corporations and has litigated in federal and state courts in 47 states and internationally. In the past year, Mr. Blackwell was instrumental in resolving major litigation for CenturyLink in addition to securing a summary judgment victory and ultimate dismissal of a federal MDL of more than 5,000 plaintiffs for 3M.
About Blackwell Burke P.A.
Blackwell Burke is a certified minority-owned trial firm that represents corporate clients in high stakes class actions, mass torts, MDLs and commercial litigation, both at trial and on appeal. The firm has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top litigation defense firms in the country by BTI, Chambers, Best Lawyers and others. Benchmark Litigation named Blackwell Burke the Minnesota Firm of the Year for the past four consecutive years.