Brian Wojtalewicz has over 4 decades of experience recovering notable verdicts and substantial settlements for life and health losses caused by the negligence of others. His advocacy has achieved settlements in over 90% of his cases.
Our firm is proud of the help we have provided to Americans who never expected to be living with the pain, or disability, or the loss of a loved one. Most of our clients never imagined being in such position. Many of them even questioned the credibility of people they knew who had pursued claims, before it happened to them. They never wanted to deal with the injury, the loss, or the claims process—and especially not a lawsuit.
Beyond the expert certifications, the peer ratings, offices held and other achievements (see below), what is most important to us is the warm look of thanks in the client's eyes when the job is done and justice is served.
Our firm uses clear, readable fee agreements that explain the contingency fee. Once retained, we carefully explain your legal rights, the length and nature of the process, and the time it may involve for you. We use experienced investigators to help us build your case where necessary. Our paralegals have decades of combined experience on injury cases, and include a former ICU and hospital floor nurse.
Most of our clients come to us because of our reputation; others come to us on referrals from doctors and other lawyers.
Working in Other States
We have obtained recoveries for clients in Minnesota, Arizona, Texas, Colorado, Utah, Missouri, Montana and South Dakota. When helping clients in other states, Brian associates with an experienced lawyer from that state. Upon obtaining the recovery, Brian and the other lawyer share the contingency legal fee earned, so the client pays nothing more than if Brian alone had represented them.
Awards and Honors
Brian was elected by his fellow trial lawyers as the 2011-2012 President of the Minnesota Association for Justice (formerly the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the preeminent organization of Minnesota Civil Attorneys who specialize in fighting for justice for injured individuals and the families of those wrongfully killed by the negligence of others. He is certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and among the 6% of lawyers who were selected as a Leading Attorney and a Super Lawyer in surveys of MN lawyers.
He has been a guest speaker at the American Trial Lawyers Assn. annual conventions in New York City and Boston, the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers in Miami Beach and for many trial lawyer seminars in MN. He was honored as one of ten Attorneys-of-the-Year for 2001 by MN Lawyer Magazine, and as the 2002 Member-of-the-Year by the MN Trial Lawyers Association (now the MAJ)
Brian is rated "AV" by the respected, nationwide Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The ratings are developed by obtaining confidential opinions from lawyer adversaries and judges before whom the lawyer has appeared. An "A" ability rating is the "very high to preeminent" category, the highest rating possible. It signifies that the lawyer has reached the highest levels of skill and integrity. The "V" rating is the highest for adherence to ethical standards, reliability and diligence.
Brian was appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court for service from 1990 to 1998 on the Minnesota Judicial Selection Commission, which was responsible for interviewing and assessing lawyer candidates for judgeships, and making recommendations on appointments. From 1996-99, Brian was a member of the Minnesota Eighth Judicial District Ethics Committee, which investigated ethics charges against lawyers.
Minnesota District Court
Minnesota Supreme Court
United States District Court Minnesota
United States District Court Massachusetts
United States District Court Wisconsin
United States District Court North Dakota
United States Court of Appeals-8th Circuit
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals First Circuit
Brian was the founder and host of "Legal Lines" from 1985 to 2001. Brian and guest lawyers educated thousands of Americans on their legal rights in this live, call-in TV show on Pioneer Public TV, KWCM, one of the PBS stations in Minnesota. Brian also volunteered his time in 2005 as host for Pioneer Public TV's 3-part series on the dangers of methamphetamine to our children and families.
Brian has been active as a board member and chair of CURE (Clean Up The River Environment), the non-profit, grassroots citizen organization that promotes conservation in the upper Minnesota River area.
For years, Brian has been a volunteer speaker to local driver's education classes. He has emphasized the need for safe driving to hundreds of 15 year olds. Brian has also volunteered his time to teach canoe safety to young people as part of a bi-annual safety camp. The firm has also sponsored summer sports leagues for children, and Brian has been a volunteer coach for kid's baseball and basketball. The firm has regularly supported local area food shelves and the Toys for Tots program.