Legal Representation In Minnesota And Wisconsin

Charles A. Bird

Founder/Managing Partner

Biography

Mr. Bird is the Founder and President of Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C. since 1987. He has extensive experience in agricultural commercial loss litigation and products liability. Mr. Bird has litigated more than 50 jury cases (many greater than a 3 weeks in length) to verdict before courts in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa and has been involved in over 100 appeals.

Mr. Bird has been married for 41 years and has 3 children.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation 50%
  • Personal Injury 25%
  • Workers' Compensation 25%

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1975
  • Minnesota, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Professional Associations

  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers, Dean Emeritus, 1991 to Present
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member Amicus Committee, 1979 to Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member (ongoing) / Chair, Civil Litigation Section (2013-2014), 1974 to Present
  • Minnesota Supreme Court , Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure, 2005 to 2013
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Federal Bar Association, 2005 to Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Olmsted County Bar Association

Honors

  • SuperLawyer - Minnesota
  • Minnesota Attorney of the Year - Minnesota Lawyer

Representative Cases

  • Siewert v. Northern States Power Co., 793 NW 2d 272, 2011, Minn
  • Martin ex rel. Hoff v. City of Rochester, 642 NW 2d 1, 2002, Minn.
  • Vikse v. Flaby, 316 NW 2d 276, 1982, Minn
  • Schmidt v. Northern States Power Co., 305 Wis. 2d 538, 742 N. W. 294 , 2007, Wis.
  • Kronebusch v. M.V.B.A. Harvestor System, Inc., 488 NW 2d 490, 1992, Minn. Ct. App.

Published Works

  • Medicaid Liens: Martin, Ahlborn & Beyond
  • Minnesota Trial Magazine, Volume 32 (1) Winter, 2007
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Contact 

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Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D.
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.S. - 1970
    • Major: Business Finance
    • Major: Accounting

Current Employment

  • Founder & Managing Partner, 1987