Attorneys

Complex cases call for a premium legal team. Meet ours.

Robins Kaplan’s team of lawyers, medical analysts, and paralegals have experience—and when it comes to complicated cases and dire circumstances, you want experienced professionals on your side. In fact, many team members have more than 20 years of experience in the area, and have earned landmark decisions that have shaped precedents for cases to come.

 

Brendan V. Johnson

Brendan Johnson has spent his entire career trying cases, deposing hostile witnesses, and cross-examining experts. He applies his unique background and skills to helping Personal Injury clients achieve outcomes that best serve their long-term interests and well-being.

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Chris Messerly

Chris Messerly began his career at Robins Kaplan in 1981 as a part-time messenger, weekend receptionist and clerical aide. From there, he became a tireless advocate for Medical Malpractice victims.

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Kathleen Flynn Peterson

Kathleen Flynn Peterson began her career as a registered nurse, speaking for her patients’ needs and speaking up against institutional problems that interfered with giving her patients the best possible care.

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Timothy Q. Purdon

Tim Purdon has built a career leading complex investigations and high stakes litigations. Prior to serving as North Dakota’s United States Attorney, Tim spent 15 years representing North Dakotans – trying cases across the state.

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Peter A. Schmit

Growing up on a small farm in Northern Minnesota taught Peter Schmit the value of hard work and tenacity. He brings those skills to work every day representing those injured by poor medical care.

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Brandon Thompson

A lifelong Minnesotan, Brandon Thompson’s work ethic and compassion are a product of his blue-collar upbringing. His grandfather was a mechanic, his dad was an electrician at the Ford plant, and he was the first person in his family to attend college.

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Terry L. Wade

Terry Wade is one of the Midwest’s most effective and respected Medical Malpractice attorneys. He applies his considerable skills and vast experience to helping individuals and families achieve justice for harms resulting from medical negligence.

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Patrick Stoneking

The people who Pat Stoneking represents typically never expected to need an attorney. Something bad has happened to them or a loved one as a result of a medical experience.

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Timothy Billion

Tim has represented clients in a variety of disputes. He uses the litigation process, including discovery, motion practice, trial, and negotiations, to maximize strategic advantage while staying focused on the client’s goals and desired outcomes. Tim has represented clients in contract and fraud claims, earn-out disputes, employment disputes, class action lawsuits, personal injury claims, and […]

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Elizabeth Fors

Elizabeth Fors is passionate about helping those who have been injured as a result of medical error. After spending the first 10 years of her career as an Emmy-nominated producer for live sporting events, she left the entertainment industry to earn her paralegal certificate.

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Lindsay W. Lee

Lindsay Lee is a dedicated Medical Malpractice attorney with a passion for helping others in her DNA. Even before law school, she served as a community advocate, working to ensure that low-income tenants and workers could assert their legal rights despite financial barriers.

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Teresa Fariss McClain

Teresa Fariss McClain brings a highly effective blend of legal and medical experience to her clients. Prior to pursuing a law degree, she practiced as a registered nurse in the areas of obstetrics and adult critical care.

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Colin F. Peterson

Colin Peterson continues expanding his reputation as an effective Medical Malpractice attorney. He’s won favorable settlements for clients with injuries ranging from brain damage to paralyzation.

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Tony Schrank
Tony Schrank

As a personal injury and medical malpractice attorney, Tony J. Schrank is proud to help clients who have suffered due to another party’s negligence. In all cases, Tony’s goal is to make the legal process as worry-free as possible, enabling his clients to focus on their recovery rather than legal matters. People who have been […]

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Brandon E. Vaughn

Brandon Vaughn is a rising force in the Medical Malpractice legal arena. He has won large settlements for a wide range of client cases. These include a $4.5 million settlement resulting from a birth injury case.

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Melissa Milbert Wendland

Melissa Wendland brings a unique perspective to Medical Malpractice litigation. Having begun as a business litigation attorney, she leverages her in-depth understanding of issues that large organizations like hospital networks consider during litigation.

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“In my 20-plus-year career, with the many varied experiences I have had in private practice and as a U.S. Attorney, the things I cherish the most are those times where I was able to stand with a person and their family, come face-to-face with the biggest challenge of their lives, and help those folks achieve some measure of justice. That is what brings me to work every day.”
- Timothy Q. Purdon