Kerry O'Rourke Atkinson

Kerry O'Rourke Atkinson

Location:
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Phone:
651-964-6274
877-719-7696
Fax:
651-304-1720
Email:
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Kerry Atkinson joins us after two decades of personal injury defense litigation. She is certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and the National Board of Trial Advocates. In 2010, she was honored by the invitation to join the American Board of Trial Advocates. She is licensed to practice before the state and federal courts in Minnesota and the state court in Wisconsin.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Social Security Disability

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Qualified Neutral under Minn. R. Civ. P. 114.13 , 2012
  • Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), 2002
  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy (NTBA), 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1993
  • Wisconsin, 2013
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2012

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - May, 1993
    • Law Journal: Hamline Journal of Public Law & Policy, Associate Editor
  • Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
    • B.A. - May, 1988
    • Major: French Literature
    • Minor: Comparative Government

Honors and Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Rising Star, 2005
  • Minnesota Law & Politics Super Star, 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), 1993 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Associate, 2010 - 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • American Family Insurance, Senior Trial Attorney, 1996 - 2012
  • Murnane Brandt, P.A., Associate Attorney, 1994 - 1995
  • Franke & Riach, Associate, 1993 - 1994

Pro Bono Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) High School Mock Trial Team Coach & Competition Judge, 1999 - 2008
  • North Suburban Aquatic Club, Board Member and Personnel Coordinator/Risk Manager, 2008 - 2010