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Updated 1/31/2006
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Yaeger, Jungbauer & Barczak, PLC

2550 University Avenue West
Suite 345N
St. Paul, MN 55114

Phone: (651) 288-9500 / (800) 435-7888 (Toll Free)
Fax: (651) 288-0227 / (612) 333-3619
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Current Employment Position(s)

Senior Partner

Lawyer Overview

Ronald J. Barczak is a senior and managing partner at YJB. He is a skilled trial attorney with expertise in railroad law, wrongful death and personal injury claims.  He has a history of obtaining large verdicts and settlements for accident victims and their families.

Ron is board certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist. He has received the highest possible legal ability rating (AV) by Martindale-Hubbell, the national rating organization for attorneys. Ron is one of a very select few that has earned inclusion in the prestigious book "Best Lawyers in America."  He is a certified mediator and arbitrator. In addition, Ron has frequently lectured on various legal issues to judges, attorneys and the public.

Areas of Practice

  • Federal Employer's Liability Act (FELA) -- Employee
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

West Practice Categories

Railroad Worker Injury/FELA, Personal Injury -- Plaintiff


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1980
  • Wisconsin, 1989
  • Montana, 1997
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1981
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado, 1997


  • Civil Trial Specialist, State of Minnesota
  • Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America (Member)
  • Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 2002)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (Member)
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota (Member)

Honors and Awards

  • Selected, "Best Lawyers in America", 1999 - 2006
  • Designated Legal Counsel of the National Conference of Firemen and Oilers
  • Selected, Minnesota Law & Politics "Super Lawyers", 1999 - 2005
  • "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubble, the highest possible rating
  • Outstanding Lawyers of America, inducted 2003

Classes and Seminars

  • Lecturer, Legal Matters to Fellow Trial Lawyers, Judges and Labor Leaders throughout the Country


  • William Mitchell College of Law, St Paul, Minnesota
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: cum laude
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    M.S.W., Master of Social Work
  • University of Wisconsin, Osh Kosh, Wisconsin
    B.S., Bachelor of Science
Office Information


2550 University Avenue West
Suite 345N
St. Paul, MN 55114


(651) 288-9500
(800) 435-7888 (Toll Free)


(651) 288-0227
(612) 333-3619


Contact Us


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