Robert P. Christensen Named ACTLM’s 2011 Dean-Elect

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The Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota names Robert P. “Bob” Christensen 2011 Dean-Elect.

Robert P. Christensen, P.A., which is located in Minneapolis, MN, is very pleased to announce that Robert P. “Bob” Christensen has been named 2011 Dean-Elect of the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota (ACTLM).

Established in 1982, the ACTLM has over 200 members, which represent trial lawyers in the state of Minnesota that have achieved the highest level of skill and experience in trial law and, as such, are certified as trial specialists either by the Minnesota State Bar Association or the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Certification is only available to experienced trial lawyers with extensive litigation experience that pass a rigorous test confirming their specialized knowledge of trial law.

As the Dean-Elect of the ACTLM, it will be Mr. Christensen’s responsibility to sit as one of four on the executive board, which administers the day to day operations of the organization. One of the ACTLM’s primary purposes is to educate its members and the bench concerning substantive and procedural trial practice. Another is to provide the public with education and access to the ACTLM’s highly trained and competent members.

“As Dean-Elect I am responsible for membership recruitment, long range planning for leadership, and participation on the Judicial Endorsement committee, which vets and endorses candidates in judicial election campaigns,” Mr. Christensen explains. For additional information, please visit

Mr. Christensen graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School (cum laude) in 1974 and has been a trial lawyer for 36 years. Since law school, he has practiced as a lawyer in Minnesota and throughout the country on trial and appellate levels in the state and federal courts. Mr. Christensen was an associate attorney and then partner with the law firm of Carlsen, Greiner & Law from 1974 to 1986 where he handled complex construction, personal injury, employment, commercial and product liability litigation. In 1986 he was a founding partner in the law firm of Dunkley, Bennett & Christensen, P.A.

In addition to his involvement with the ACTLM, Mr. Christensen is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a Senior Counsel of the College of Master Advocates and Barristers, a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and an Emeritus member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association. He is the former President of Creative Dispute Resolution. Mr. Christensen served on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association for ten years (the longest term possible under its by-laws) and was commended for service. He currently serves on its Finance Committee. Additionally, Mr. Christensen is a member of the Minnesota and Hennepin County Bar Association and American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA).

About Robert P. Christensen, P.A.
Established in 1991, Robert P. Christensen, P.A. is a trial practice specializing in defective consumer, industrial and agricultural products, drug and medical device cases and claims brought under the Federal False Claims Act. The firm also has a legacy of successful work in full-spectrum personal injury claims. Additionally, Robert P. Christensen, P.A. has experience and resources to help individuals with the following matters: Tax Fraud Whistleblowing; Product Liability; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Consumer Rights Cases; Employment Litigation; Rights of the Elderly; and Complex Commercial Litigation. Please visit for more information.

Additionally, Robert P. Christensen, P.A. is a member of the International Society of Primerus Law Firms (Primerus). Primerus is a society of top-rated, independent, boutique law firms that have earned the right to display the Primerus seal of quality. As one of the most respected law firm societies, Primerus has over 170 member firms in 125 cities located in 23 countries throughout the world. Primerus has become the size of some of the world's largest law firms. However, unlike most large firms, Primerus is growing at an unprecedented pace, and is expanding throughout Europe, Asia, and elsewhere around the globe. Primerus firms provide clients with responsive, partner-level service at reasonable fees. Law firms in the U.S. and Canada must be AV-rated using the Martindale-Hubbell peer review service. For firms outside of North America, consideration is given to respected resources such as Chambers Global Guide, Legal 500 EMEA, and IFLR 1000. Additionally, once approved for membership, every Primerus firm is audited, annually, to ensure that the legal services they continue to provide to clients are of a consistent, high quality, year after year. Each member is committed to the following standards: Integrity, Excellent Work Product, Reasonable Fees, Continuing Legal Education, Civility and Community Service. For more information, please visit


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