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Cecilie M. Loidolt

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Cecilie M. Loidolt

Shareholder

Practice Groups

Professional Liability/Claim Prevention

Industry Groups

Health Care

Overview

Ms. Loidolt is a shareholder and trial lawyer with 25 years of experience defending medical providers.  

Ms. Loidolt is committed to obtaining justice for her clients who have been wrongfully accused of malpractice. Ms. Loidolt is recognized as a leading malpractice trial lawyer who has tried more than 50 medical cases to a jury. She has handled many high-exposure cases including claims of birth injury and cerebral palsy. Ms. Loidolt recently successfully obtained a verdict in her client’s favor in a claim of negligent management of labor and delivery, causing "birth injury," and cerebral palsy, and involving a life-care plan of future medical care costs totaling $33 million.

Ms. Loidolt is a 2012 recipient of the Minnesota Lawyer of the Year award, presented by Minnesota Lawyer. She was featured in Super Lawyers Magazine, in the article, "The Gunslinger, the Bulldog or the Pit Bull," which highlighted her dogged dedication of obtaining justice for her clients. Ms. Loidolt is a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). She was recently interviewed by the LCA about her career as a trial lawyer, and her thoughts on diversity and equal pay. Ms. Loidolt is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the area of medical malpractice. She has a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

Ms. Loidolt regularly lectures on a variety of topics including malpractice, leadership, and gender equality in the law profession and also serves on Bassford Remele’s Compensation Committee.

Education & Admissions

Education

  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., Silver Gavel Honor Society, cum laude, 1992  
    • Merit Scholarship
    • Hamline University Law Review, Symposium Editor
  • University of Minnesota, B.S., 1985
  • National Defense University, Capstone Executive Spouse Course, 2015
  • Harvard University, Harvard Kennedy School, Women and Power: Leadership in a New World, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • North Dakota
  • Wisconsin

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow
  • Professional Liability Defense Federation, Fellow

Bar Associations

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota 
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Professional Associations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
    • Partner Leadership Council
  • Minnesota Hospital Association
  • North Dakota Hospital Association

Civic Involvement

  • Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, childcare volunteer

Accolades

Honors & Awards

  • Superior Volunteer Service Award, 2019
    • Highest National Guard award to a civilian
  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2012
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants, 2010–present
  • Rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers, 1999-2000, 2003-present
  • Minnesota Top 100 attorney list, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Minnesota Top 50 Women attorney list, Super Lawyers, 2011-2015

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Publications

  • Malpractice Lawsuits: Minimizing the Risks, author, Minnesota Physician, XIX(1):22, April 2005
  • ERISA Preemption of Managed Care Claims: and Proposed Legislation to Increase the Liability of HMOs, author, Minnesota Defense, 21(1):9, Winter 2000

Seminars

  1. Co-Chair, 2019 Medical Malpractice Conference, HCBA/MNAJ/MDLA, Minneapolis, MN, June 6, 2019
  2. Pretrial Motions and Trial Strategies, presenter, DRI Reptile Seminar, Chicago, IL, June 13, 2018
  3. Co-Chair, 2018 Medical Malpractice Conference, HCBA/MNAJ/MDLA, Minneapolis, MN, April 12, 2018
  4. The Seemingly Seamless Presentation of Evidence: How to Make Your Expert Look Like a Genius, presenter, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Trial Techniques Seminar, Duluth, MN, August 18, 2017
  5. Faculty, 2017 Medical Malpractice Conference, HCBA/MNAJ/MDLA, Minneapolis, MN, April 20, 2017
  6. Informed Consent - The Latest Trend in Medical Malpractice Claims, presenter, HealthPartners In-Service, November 24, 2016
  7. Gender Equality and Lawyers: A Conversation Starter, presenter, Minnesota National Guard Joint Leadership Board, Rosemount, MN, November 2, 2016
  8. Minimizing the Risk of Malpractice Lawsuits: Informed Consent, Negligent Nondisclosure, and the “Reptile” Theory, presenter, ENT SpecialtyCare of Minnesota, August 24, 2016
  9. What I Learned from Trying My Biggest Case, presenter, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Medical Liability and Health Care Law Committee Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, April 21, 2016
  10. Working with Experts, presenter, Continuing Education Seminar, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN, December 2, 2015
  11. Illuminating the Path: Scaling the Obstacles on Your Way, panel member, 14th Annual MDLA Women Lawyers’ Breakfast, Minneapolis, MN, July 9, 2015
  12. Reducing the Risk of Malpractice Lawsuits, presenter, Surgical Specialists of Minnesota, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, June 24, 2015
  13. Own It: Seizing your Power and Choosing your Path, presenter, 11th Annual Women’s Leadership Conference, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 24, 2015
  14. Glass Ceilings and Glass Slippers, presenter, Litigation Counsel of America, 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of Fellows, Newport Beach, CA, April 16, 2015
  15. Faculty, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Trial Academy [National Institute for Trial Advocacy], University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, January 10-12, 2013; January 7-9, 2010; and January 9-10, 2009
  16. Getting the Plaintiff on the Special Verdict Form for Contributory Negligence, presenter, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Medical Liability and Health Care Committee Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, November 14, 2012
  17. Cross Examination of Experts; an Exercise in Wordsmithing, presenter, Litigation Counsel of America 2010 Fall Conference and Induction of Fellows, Naples, FL, October, 2010
  18. The Art of Jury Selection, presenter, Midwest Medical Insurance Company Board of Directors Claim Committee Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 4, 2009
  19. Strategies for Preparing and Defending Witnesses in Depositions and at Trial, presenter, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Mid-Winter Conference, Duluth, MN, February 8, 2009
  20. The Unsatisfied Patient: What Attorneys Know that Physicians Should, presenter, Emergency Physicians, P.A. Conference: Patient Satisfaction, Minneapolis, MN, January 14-15, 2009
  21. The Art of Jury Selection, presenter, Midwest Medical Insurance Company All Claim Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, January 8, 2009
  22. Minimizing the Risk of Malpractice Lawsuits in Labor and Delivery, presenter, Labor and Delivery Leadership, OB/Gyn Department, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, July 29, 2008
  23. Technology in the Courtroom: The Electronic Presentation of Evidence, presenter, Litigation Counsel of America Spring 2008 Conference, Miami Beach, FL, May 1-2, 2008
  24. Technology in the Courtroom - What Works for Me?, presenter, Medical Malpractice Conference, Co-sponsored by: Hennepin County Bar Association, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, MN, April 17, 2008
  25. MMIC Group Practice Symposium: Recent Trends in Medical Malpractice Litigation, presenter, Midwest Medical Insurance Company, The Northland Inn, Brooklyn Park, MN, September 17, 2004
  26. Northfield Hospital In-Service: Minimizing the Risk of Litigation, presenter, Northfield, MN, February 17, 2004
  27. Closing Argument, presenter, Civil Trial Practice Institute, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Minneapolis, MN, June 11, 2002
  28. Communicating with Clients, presenter, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, MN, March 7, 2002
  29. Managed Care and Medical Records, presenter, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Earle Brown Center, Brooklyn Park, MN, May 4, 2001
  30. The Shea Case - The Role of Managed Care Incentives in Malpractice Litigation, presenter, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Calhoun Beach Club, Minneapolis, MN, April 6, 2001
  31. MMIC Breast Cancer Seminar: Defending Breast Cancer Claims, presenter, Midwest Medical Insurance Company, Bloomington, MN, February 22, 2001
  32. Drug and Medical Device Liability: Duty to Warn, presenter, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Earle Brown Center, Brooklyn Park, MN, September 27, 2000
  33. Medical Malpractice Liability of HMOs and Their Physicians: Recent Developments, presenter, Minnesota State Bar Association, Health Law Section, Minneapolis, MN, April 21, 2000
  34. Obtaining and Reviewing Medical Records and Working with Medical Experts, presenter, Personal Injury Practice for Paralegals, Half Moon Agency, December 17, 1999
  35. MMIC Managed Care Liability Seminar: Claims, Risk Management and Underwriting Issues, presenter, Midwest Medical Insurance Company, September 29, 1998
  36. MMIC Managed Care Liability Seminar: Management Issues, presenter, Midwest Medical Insurance Company, April 9, 1998
  37. Punitive Damages Claims: Do They Have a Place in Medical Malpractice Actions?, presenter, Liability and Litigation in Medical Malpractice, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, October 17, 1996
  38. Statute of Limitations Applicable to Medical Malpractice Claims and Implications for Integrated Delivery Systems, written materials only, Allina Compliant/Claim Management Workshop, October 1994