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Peter W. Riley - Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis Auto & Motorcycle Accidents Lawyer
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5120 IDS Center 80 South Eighth StreetMinneapolis, MN 55402-2227
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Peter W. RileyLawyer Overview

I deeply appreciate the honor I am given when asked to represent an injury victim or their family. In representing each and every one of my clients, I bring to bear my experience since 1977 in handling all types of personal injury cases, including complex products liability, automobile crash, truck collision, premises liability and medical malpractice matters. Through my entire career, I have only represented injury victims and families who have lost a loved one.

I always try to keep...

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I deeply appreciate the honor I am given when asked to represent an injury victim or their family. In representing each and every one of my clients, I bring to bear my experience since 1977 in handling all types of personal injury cases, including complex products liability, automobile crash, truck collision, premises liability and medical malpractice matters. Through my entire career, I have only represented injury victims and families who have lost a loved one.

I always try to keep my clients as fully informed as possible, working with my team here at the firm to assure regular communication with everyone whom I represent. While I have received many honors and awards throughout my career, the most important honor for me is that my clients appreciate my assistance and refer their friends, family members and co-workers to me.

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Practice Areas
Auto & Motorcycle AccidentsAviation & Railroad AccidentsPersonal InjuryProduct LiabilitySlip & Fall AccidentsTrucking AccidentsWrongful Death
Litigation
100%
Current Employment Position(s)
Shareholder
Languages
English (Primary)
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1977U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1978U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
Specialties and Certifications
Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial AdvocacyCivil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association
Other Affiliations
Hennepin County Bar Association, 1977 - Present (Member) Hennepin County Bar Association, Litigation Section, 1983 - 1984 (Chairman) Minnesota State Bar Association, 1977 - Present (Member) Minnesota State Bar Association, 1993 - 1995 (Chairman, Jury Task Force) Minnesota State Bar Association, 1990 - 1995 (Member, Civil Trial Certification Council) Minnesota Supreme Court, 1989 - 1995 (Member, Standing Committee on No-Fault Arbitration) Minnesota Association for Justice, 1980 - Present (Member) Minnesota Association for Justice, 2003 - 2004 (President) American Association for Justice, 1977 - Present (Member) American Board of Trial Advocates, 1999 - Present (Member) American Board of Trial Advocates, 2007 (President Minnesota Chapter) Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers, 2000 - Present (Member) American Arbitration Association (Panel of Arbitrators) Million Dollar Advocates Forum (Member) Douglas Amdahl Inn of Court, Minneapolis, 2000 - 2007 (Member) The Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys (Member) Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, 2005 - 2006 (Board of Directors) Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, 2000 - 2008 (Member, Board of Directors) Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, 2005 - 2007 (Board Chair)
Education
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1977
J.D.
Honors: cum laude
Law Review: Member, University of Minnesota Law Review, 1975 - 1977
Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 1974
B.A.
Honors: cum laude
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Major: Economics & Psychology
Past Positions
Deparcq, Hunegs, Stone & Koenig, Attorney, 1977 - 1991
Pro Bono Activities
Twin Cities Public Television, 1977 - Present Page Education Foundation, 1995 - Present
Classes and Seminars
Course Chair, "Winning the Soft Tissue Injury Case Seminar", MTLA Seminar, April 12, 2007
Guest Speaker, "Overcoming Juror Bias", 2004 MTLA Mid-Winter Meetings, March 5, 2004
Guest Speaker, "Selection and Use of Experts in Auto Case", MTLA Seminar, January 22, 2003
Speaker, "Opening Statement in the Soft Tissue Case", MTLA Seminar, December 17, 2002
Course Chair, "Winning the Soft Tissue Injury Case Seminar", MTLA Seminar, December 17, 2002
Course Chair, "Handling the Major Trauma Cases", MTLA Seminar, June 14, 2002
Guest Speaker, "Product Liability", Upper Midwest Chapter Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, May 1, 2002
Guest Speaker, "Trial Strategies to Convince the Jury", MTLA Seminar, May 11, 2001
Guest Speaker, "Winning in Voir Dire", Handling the Automobile Accident Case, MTLA Seminar, April 12, 2001
Guest Speaker, "The Plaintiff's Case, Soft Tissue 2000 Winning in this Millennium", MTLA Seminar, April 7, 2000
Guest Speaker, "The Legal Definition of Death", Western Trauma Association, February 1, 1986
Judge Michael Davis, Guest Faculty, "Trial Practice Class", University of Minnesota Law School, November 1, 1983
Guest Speaker, "Bad Faith, What It Is and How It Is Established", Current Issues in Insurance Law Seminar, ALE, October 1, 1983
Guest Speaker, "The Legal Definition of Death", Methodist Hospital "Grand Rounds", May 1, 1983
Guest Speaker, "Informed Consent and Physician Countersuits", Methodist Hospital "Grand Rounds", May 1, 1982
Guest Speaker, "Bad Faith in Insurance Litigation - Plaintiff's Perspective", Insurance Law in Litigation, ALE Seminar, March 1, 1982
Guest Speaker, "Informed Consent and the Emergency Care Physician", Western Trauma Association, 1982
Guest Faculty, "Trial Practice Class", University of Minnesota, 1981 - 1999
Guest Faculty, Trial Practice, University of Minnesota, October 1, 1980
Faculty Member, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
Adjunct Professor, William Mitchell College of Law, 2004 - Present
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Honors
"The Best Lawyers in America", Woodward/White, Inc. Named, 2005 - Present "Top 3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers", Lawdragon, 2006 - Present "AV Rated", Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, 1992 - Present "Top 40 Personal Injury Attorneys", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2001 - Present "Super Lawyers", Minnesota Law & Politics, 1999 - Present "Top 100 Super Lawyers",, 1997 - 2007"Four SGS Attorneys Designated Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers", Minnesota Law & Politics, June 1, 2008"Seven SGS Attorneys Designated Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyers", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2004"Legal Journal Highlights Accomplishments of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2002"Masters of Disaster - When tragedy strikes, this superb personal-injury lawyer can help ease the pain.", Minnesota Law & Politics, 2001"Attorney of the Year", Minnesota Lawyer, 2004
Representative Clients
$12 Million Settlement: 16-year-old girl Quadriplegic Car Accident$ 5 Million Settlement: Medical Malpractice - Brain Injury$1.1 Million Settlement: Construction Site Accident- Wrongful Death
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Office Information
Address
5120 IDS Center 80 South Eighth StreetMinneapolis, MN 55402-2227
Phone
612-344-0425
Fax
612-333-6311
Offers Free Initial Consultation
Yes
Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 7:00, Saturday 8:00 - 4:00
Websites
Publication
Articles
"Health Plan Contract Discount: Plaintiff's Benefit or Defendant's Windfall?", MTLA Magazine, Summer, 2004
"President's Page", MTLA Magazine, 2004
"President's Page", MTLA Magazine, Summer, 2004
"President's Page", MTLA Magazine, Spring, 2004
"President's Page", MTLA Magazine, Winter, 2004
"The Challenges Ahead - President's Page", MTLA Magazine, Fall, 2003"Thinking Outside the Black Box, Automobile Crash Data Recorders", MTLA Magazine, Summer, 2002"Minnesota No-Fault: Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Law", Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, Winter, 1997"Effective Use of The Law of Juror Selection", MTLA Magazine, Fall, 1996"Handling Swimming Pool Cases in Product Liability", Law Reporter, August, 1992"Bad Faith-General Principles and Plaintiff's Perspective", ALEP, Hamline University School of Law, March, 1992"Swimming Pool and Diving Injuries", MTLA Magazine, Fall, 1991Deposing the Out-of-State Defendant, MTLA Magazine, Sept./Oct., 1980
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