J.D., 1964, University of North Dakota School of Law
Awards & Honors
Selected to Best Lawyers in America (continuously since 1991)
Selected to Super Lawyers (multiple years and continuing)
A/V Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (for 20 years)
Minnesota Lawyer Attorney of the Year (2005, 2009, 2010)
Minnesota Lawyer Circle of Excellence (2010)
After an early stint at a major corporation, Ed felt compelled to return to his roots and represent the hardworking people of Northern Minnesota. For nearly 50 years he has pursued his passion: ensuring that the rights and safety of the citizens within his community, and throughout the state, are protected.
Recognized nationwide for his litigation skills, Ed has won verdicts in excess of one million dollars for cases involving medical malpractice, liquor liability, automobile accidents, and products liability, including a $13.5 million verdict against an industrial giant.
In 2010 he and other lawyers in the firm obtained a record-breaking $23.2 million verdict for a young family in a medical malpractice case. Ed continues to represent his clients with the same enthusiasm, vigor, and sincerity that led him to found the firm.
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Member, Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ)
Past member, MAJ Board of Governors
Member, MAJ “Founders Society”
Member, American Association for Justice
Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Minnesota Advisory Committee on the Rules of Evidence (1988–2004)
Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the Commission on Judicial Selection (1999–2006)