Mr. Bradford is the Chair of the firm's Appellate Practice Group. He was part of an appellate team that achieved a reversal of a $52.5 million verdict against an insurer, and was part of a trial team that achieved a $21.6 million verdict against a railroad in a wrongful death case. He has represented clients in all phases of civil litigation in state and federal court, including dispositive motion practice, trial, and appeal. He has been included in the Minnesota Rising Stars list, published by Minnesota Law & Politics/Super Lawyers each year since 2007, and was selected as an "Up and Coming" Attorney by Minnesota Lawyer in 2009.
Mr. Bradford serves on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure. He also serves as co-chair of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Insurance Law Committee, as a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association Appellate Council and the Fourth Judicial Ethics Committee, and is a Barrister with the Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court. In addition, Mr. Bradford is a member of the American Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, and Defense Research Institute, and teaches Appellate Advocacy at the St. Thomas University School of Law.
Mr. Bradford received his law degree from the DePaul University College of Law, where he graduated in the top one percent of the class and received CALI awards for the highest examination grades in antitrust, legal writing, criminal law, and property. During law school, Mr. Bradford served on the Executive Board of the DePaul Law Review and also completed an externship with the Honorable William J. Bauer, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Areas of Practice
DePaul University College of Law
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, Multiple CALI Awards
B.A., Economics and Management, 1999
Honors: Cum Laude
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2008
Honors and Awards
Professional Associations and Memberships
Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure, Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court, 2013 - Present
Douglas K. Amdahl Inn of Court
American Bar Association
Litigation Section Member
Minnesota State Bar Association
Appellate Practice Section Member, serves on the Appellate Council
Civil Litigation Section Member
Hennepin County Bar Association
Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Co-Chair, Insurance Law Committee, 2011 - Present
Defense Research Institute
St. Thomas University School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Appellate Advocacy, 2012 - Present
Classes and Seminars
Mentor, St. Thomas Mentorship Program
Volunteer Lawyers Network, Conciliation Court Clinic, 2010 - Present
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