“Co-opetition” kō-ä-pe-ti-shen

We cooperate with our competitors to maximize value for our clients.

Corporate counsel increasingly field their own all-star teams with attorney players from competing firms. We pride ourselves on our ability to cooperate with our competitors – always putting the client’s interest first while working together for the best outcome. Embracing “co-opetition” has made us a go-to firm for many leading corporations. We often partner as trial counsel with the country’s largest law firms.


We don’t simply strive for diversity. We embody it.

At Blackwell Burke, diversity is more than a committee title or future goal.  It’s how we practice.  Our attorneys’ rare mixture of talents, diverse cultural backgrounds, and skills enable us to generate creative approaches and solutions. Our cultural competence and breadth of life experience make us better trial lawyers.  We are the law firm for today and the future. Our attorneys have been leaders in the legal profession’s inclusion efforts by creating the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers and Minnesota Mother Attorneys Association.  Our founder was honored as a Minnesota Minority Business Owner of the Year and awarded the Minnesota Equal Justice Award.  Our attorneys are members of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association, Minnesota Lavender (LGBT) Bar Association, Minnesota Women Lawyers, and National Bar Association (the nation’s largest African-American bar association). Our firm is active in the National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.


We play to win.

We have achieved successful outcomes for our clients in state and federal court at both the trial and appellate levels throughout the country.  We have won dispositive motions, trials, and appeals.  Our attorneys have won defense verdicts in some of the most difficult jurisdictions in the country, including Madison County, Illinois; Alameda County, California; the City of St. Louis, Missouri; and Independence, Missouri.  View our recent results. 

Trial Ready

We are a trial firm.

Blackwell Burke P.A. is a trial firm. Although we prefer to handle our clients’ cases from day one, our attorneys are often hired to take over or join an existing litigation team as trial becomes imminent. Our clients appreciate that we are experienced trial lawyers, not just discovery and settlement litigators. Our experience with corporate witnesses, experts, juries, and trial technology is first class. Our clients regularly retain us for mock trials, at times bringing us into a case specifically for the mock exercise. Mock trials give our team an opportunity to test trial themes, legal acumen, witness presentations, and courtroom arguments in front of representative jurors. We use what we learn in mock trials to strengthen our clients’ case and our settlement position.