Leadership team at civil litigation firm in Minneapolis called ‘outstanding’ in Minnesota

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O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl attributes recognition to Firm’s emphasis on collaboration in all practice areas

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This recognition is a clear reflection of the deep talent we have at our Firm.

Today leaders of one of Minnesota’s top civil litigation firms, the Minneapolis law firm of O’Meara, Leer, Wagner and Kohl, say their recent recognition for exceptional work and professional achievement is directly attributed to the firm’s commitment to collaboration and teamwork. In early July, three of the Firm’s attorneys--Managing Shareholder Shamus O’Meara, Shareholder and Firm President Timothy Leer and Shareholder Dale Thornsjo--were once again named “Super Lawyers” in Minnesota. Super Lawyers Magazines publishes a list of Minnesota’s outstanding lawyers annually.

“This recognition is a clear reflection of the deep talent we have at our Firm,” O’Meara said. “We use a collaborative team approach of mutual trust and respect to develop relationships and the results that our clients value. This is what we’re all about, who we are and how we practice together.” Leer says it’s the key to his success as a civil trial specialist. “We would not be ‘Super Lawyers’ without the coordinated team support that we get,” he said. Thornsjo handles high profile, complex litigated matters for insurance clients on a national level. He says it’s also about providing clients “with insightful guidance into every issue so as to produce the best outcomes.”

This recent honor is one of many for O’Meara, Leer, Wagner and Kohl, which has gained a national reputation for its enviable track record in many practice areas including insurance coverage, education, and professional and pharmaceutical malpractice litigation.

Shamus P. O’Meara, Managing Shareholder— The firm’s Managing Shareholder, O’Meara represents businesses, employers and school districts in high profile and complex liability, construction, education and transactional matters. He is a national speaker and expert witness on school safety and emergency management, who assisted the National School Boards Association and Connecticut school communities after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He also advocates for people with developmental disabilities and their families, and has been recognized as an “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer.

Timothy J. Leer, Chair, Liability Department— A Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association, with more than 33 years of experience. Leer is the Firm’s senior shareholder. He is a skilled mediator and arbitrator, whose practice involves a wide range of litigation matters including professional and pharmaceutical malpractice, products liability, premises and security liability claims and motor vehicle law. He is one of the Firm’s most prolific trial lawyers, with more than 150 cases tried to conclusion.

Dale O. Thornsjo, Shareholder—Thornsjo heads the Firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group, handling high profile and complex litigation involving construction, products liability, toxic tort and environmental matters on a national level. He has represented insurers, manufacturers and other entities in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, South Dakota, and New York. He is a frequent speaker and author on complex coverage and product liability matters, and often shares his insurance coverage and bad faith knowledge through testimony before the Minnesota Legislature.

About O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. Since its founding in 1973, O’Meara, Leer, Wagner & Kohl, P.A. has achieved a strong national reputation for trial success and its handling of high profile legal matters, and has a deep tradition of community involvement. Based in Minneapolis, the firm of 60 employees and 23 attorneys serves a diverse group of clients from multinational corporations to emerging businesses, local governments and insurance companies. The firm is listed in Best’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys, The Insurance Bar, and by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc. with the highest rating for professional legal ability and faithful adherence to ethical standards, professional reliability and diligence.
For more information, call 952-806-0438 or go to: http://www.olwklaw.com.

About Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters business, whose objective is to create a comprehensive and credible listing of exceptional attorneys as a resource for consumers searching for legal counsel. An impartial, third-party research team choses “Super Lawyers” through a patented rating system to help them find outstanding lawyers who’ve reached a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Eleven attorneys at O’Meara, Leer Wagner & Kohl have been named “Super Lawyers,” according to superlawyers.com. They include: Mark Azman, Christopher Celichowski, Sarah Foulkes, Mary Kohl, Tim Leer, Shamus O’Meara, Jeremy Rosenberg, Kristen Ryan, Michael Skram, Brian Thompson, and Dale Thornsjo. To find out more about Minnesota’s “Super Lawyers” of 2014, go to: http://www.superlawyers.com
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