During law school Ted Hartman was a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Judge John R. Tunheim in the United States Court for the District of Minnesota. Mr. Hartman has litigation experience working in products liability, premises liability, commercial litigation, real estate law, and contract disputes. After two years in private practice in Illinois, Mr. Hartman worked most recently as in-house counsel for Fidelity National Title Group. As in-house counsel, Mr. Hartman worked closely with local retained counsel in high-stakes litigation involving contract disputes and real estate law in federal and state courts.
Mr. Hartman is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Illinois and Nebraska.
- J.D. from University of Illinois College of Law (2013) – Magna Cum Laude
- B.A. from Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota (2008) – Magna Cum Laude
- CALI Excellence for the Future awards in Employment Law, International Law, and Law and Economics.
- A.J. Harno Scholar – University of Illinois College of Law
- Dean’s List – University of Illinois College of Law
Gareis v. 3M Company (Bair Hugger™). Member of trial team that won a complete defense verdict for one of the world's largest global innovation manufacturing companies in the first product liability multidistrict litigation (MDL) bellwether trial in Minnesota Federal District Court. The jury agreed with the defense that the warming device did not cause surgical site infections. This case is one of more than 4,500 cases in the Minnesota MDL all involving numerous complex novel scientific legal issues. With Mr. Blackwell’s leadership, the defense team has secured dismissal of all Minnesota State cases, prevented Plaintiffs from adding punitive damages, won a significant motion to compel, securing more than $11,000 in fees and costs for client. The verdict was widely covered in the media.