In a recent blog, we wrote about how Attorneys Bird and Borgen helped revive an injured worker's claim at the Minnesota Supreme Court. The case involved a man who was seriously injured at work by a defective product. The man's case was dismissed at the district court level because the judge concluded as a matter of law that the man's injury was not foreseeable to the product manufacturer.
We mixed things up this year at the annual Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens holiday party. Rather than exchanging gifts with one another, we pooled money to be donated to two charities. The charities were selected by our staff. We are proud to donate $285 to Women's Minnesota Teen Challenge and $250 to Season's Hospice. Happy holidays!
Attorneys Bird and Stevens were selected as Super Lawyers in Minnesota in 2017. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Minnesota via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research, and peer evaluation. To read the entire 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers Magazine, click here.
Today, the Minnesota Supreme Court rendered a decision in Montemayor v. Sebright Products, Inc. The case involved an individual, Nereus Montemayor, who was injured while working on a hog farm near Claremont, Minnesota. Montemayor was trying to clear a jam out of a high density extruder used to process hog feed when a defect allowed a plenum inside the extruder to come down with force. Montemayor's legs were crushed during the incident.
Attorney Grant Borgen has been recognized as a 2016 North Star Lawyer. The North Star Lawyer designation is provided to Minnesota State Bar Association members who provide 50 or more hours of pro bono legal services per year to low-income persons. In 2016, over 1,010 North Star Lawyers provided over 113,000 total hours of free legal services valued over $22,600,000.
Charles Bird, of Bird Jacobsen and Stevens, has been selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. He has received this honor every year since 1994. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Jeremy R. Stevens, of Bird Jacobsen and Stevens, has been selected to the 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Attorney Andrea B. Niesen is recognized as a qualified neutral under Minnesota law. On June 30, 2016, Attorney Niesen was placed on the Minnesota Supreme Court's roster of facilitative/hybrid neutrals. Attorney Niesen is available to mediate civil matters, including employment, contract, and personal injury claims.
This past weekend, Bird, Jacobsen & Stevens, P.C. sponsored a golf fundraiser for the Chatfield Lions Club. The event was a great time for all that participated. Attorney Jeremy Stevens formerly served as the President of the Chatfield Lions Club. For more information about this organization, please check out their website.