Attorney Andrew “Andy” Crowder Secures Outstanding Result for Pro Bono Client – Court Agrees 125-Year-Old Pardon Statute Is Unconstitutional

After successfully winning an appeal before the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Attorney Andrew “Andy” Crowder secured another victory for his pro bono client Amreya Shefa. On April 20, a Minnesota court concluded that Minnesota’s 125-year-old pardon statute is unconstitutional. “The unconstitutional statute made Minnesota the only state in the country that required a unanimous […]

Blackwell and Gordon honored for work on state’s first ever posthumous pardon

Two Blackwell Burke P.A. attorneys were named 2020 Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer magazine.  For the second year in a row, Blackwell Burke Founder and CEO Jerry W. Blackwell and Partner Corey L. Gordon were Circle of Excellence honorees and were featured on the magazine cover for their pro bono work on the […]

Blackwell Burke secures dismissal of Oklahoma state court case

Blackwell Burke P.A. Attorney Charmaine K. Harris represented 3M in the federal Bair HuggerTM Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) where she secured dismissal of a case removed from Oklahoma state court. The case was originally filed in the District Court Comanche County, Oklahoma in 2018 and was successfully removed to the federal District Court of Minnesota as […]

Partners Jerry W. Blackwell and Mary S. Young named BTI Client Service All-Stars

Two Blackwell Burke P.A. partners were recently named 2020 Client Service All-Stars by BTI Consulting Group. Firm Founder and Chairman Jerry W. Blackwell was one of nine attorneys named a 2020 Client Service Super All-Star, a designation given to attorneys who receive recognition from multiple General Counsel and legal decision makers. Partner Mary S. Young […]

Jerry Blackwell named to Benchmark Litigation Top 100 Trial Lawyers list

Blackwell Burke P.A. Founder and CEO, Jerry W. Blackwell, has joined the ranks of Benchmark Litigation’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers which identifies an elite group of trial lawyers in the United States. Previously, Blackwell was also named a Benchmark Litigation Minnesota Litigation Star. Though he is a new addition to this list, Blackwell has long […]