Star Tribune reporter Dave Phelps recently interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. chairman and founding partner Jerry W. Blackwell. The Q-and-A style interview discussed Mr. Blackwell’s career as a trial lawyer, the firm, and how to explain complex cases to jurors. The full article is available on the Star Tribune website.
Mr. Blackwell is an accomplished trial lawyer. He serves as national counsel and national trial counsel for major corporations, having represented them in federal and state courts in 47 states and internationally. Mr. Blackwell has received numerous honors, including: being a BTI Client Service All-Star; being named Minnesota Attorney of the Year; receiving the Minnesota Minority Business Owner of the Year Award; Minnesota Equal Justice Award; and the Kappa Alpha Psi Distinguished Citizen Award. Since 2002, he has consistently been named a Super Lawyer. In 2011, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Mr. Blackwell to serve as an at-large member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.
Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for several Fortune 500 companies. The firm has extensive experience in class action defense, commercial litigation, food industry defense, labor and employment, products liability, toxic tort litigation, and trial practice. The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as several foreign countries.