• 10.17.19

    Jerry Blackwell Honored for Work on MN Commission on Judicial Selection

    Congratulations to Jerry W. Blackwell and the members of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection appointed under Mark Dayton on being honored in the 3rd annual Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Awards. The Commission on Judicial Selection solicits and evaluates judicial candidates and makes recommendations to the Governor for appointment.  Under Mark Dayton the Commission increased the diversity of the Minnesota bench. As stated in an interview with KARE-11 on increasing diversity in the courtroom Blackwell said, “It’s important in a system of justice that the judges that get appointed reflect the ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity of our state…
  • 09.09.19

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is proud to announce continued sponsorship of VLN’s annual Riverfront Celebration.

    Blackwell Burke P.A. is proud to announce continued sponsorship of VLN’s annual Riverfront Celebration. The September 12th “Partners in Justice” event is devoted to providing pro bono legal services to individuals with low-incomes.
  • 08.09.19

    Blackwell Burke Defeats One of Nation’s Largest MDLs – More than 5,000 Cases Dismissed

    Blackwell Burke won a landmark victory for 3M Company in the federal Bair HuggerTM Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) securing the dismissal of one of the ten largest MDLs in the country. The MDL court dismissed the more than 5,000 cases against 3M after it entered summary judgment for 3M and granted the firm’s motion to exclude the opinions of the plaintiffs’ experts.  Measured by the number of cases dismissed, the firm’s summary judgment win represents one of the largest-impact defense wins in history. “From the beginning, our strategy has been to keep the focus on the science,” said Firm CEO and…
  • 08.05.19

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Attorneys Selected Among Minnesota Monthly’s Best Lawyers

    Blackwell Burke P.A. founding partner, CEO and chairman, Jerry W. Blackwell, partner, Corey L. Gordon, and partner Benjamin W. Hulse have been selected among Minnesota’s Best Lawyers by Minnesota Monthly Magazine. 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. He is an experienced trial lawyer with nationwide experience defending class actions, toxic tort, commercial disputes, products liability, and other high stakes complex cases. Mr. Blackwell has numerous winning jury verdicts and favorable settlements to his credit. He is a frequent presenter on…
  • 05.01.19

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Sweeps Three BTI Consulting Group Awards for 2019

    Three is a magic number for Blackwell Burke P.A. After announcing that it won the Benchmark Litigation Minnesota Firm of the Year Award for the third straight year, the firm has also been named to the Client Service A-Team List for the third year running. Not only that, but it received a total of three recognitions from the BTI Consulting Group in 2019, adding the BTI Honor Roll and Legal Mover & Shaker awards to its bevy of recognitions. The annual BTI Client Service A-Team ranking is limited solely to law firms considered by clients to deliver the absolute best…
  • 04.09.19

    Blackwell Burke P.A. Sponsors Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association Gala

    Blackwell Burke P.A. was a proud sponsor of the 14th Annual Gala of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association (MHBA). The MHBA is committed to unifying and organizing all members of the Hispanic legal community to promote legal professionals and to serve as an advocate for the Hispanic community in MN. The Hon. Peter M. Reyes, Jr. accepted the Manuel Guerrero Courage in Leadership Award, which was named after the first president of the MHBA. In his acceptance speech, Judge Reyes talked of his childhood, how he persevered and was inspired to become an advocate for the oppressed and for those…

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