Minnesota Lawyer Magazine authors a series called Breaking the Ice, in which it shines a spotlight on Minnesota lawyers, discussing their interests, passions, and various approaches to the practice of law. The magazine recently interviewed Blackwell Burke P.A. attorney, Gerardo “Jerry” Alcazar, who uses creativity to connect with jurors in representing Fortune 500 clients in his national products liability defense practice. He uses graphics, pictures and other creative elements in presenting his case to reach jurors in a way that simply making a speech might not.
Get to know Jerry Alcazar. Read the Minnesota Lawyer article.
About Gerardo “Jerry” Alcazar
Jerry Alcazar is a seasoned trial lawyer who serves as national litigation and trial counsel for Fortune 500 corporations. His practice includes products liability, commercial litigation, and other complex matters often involving high stakes litigation. Mr. Alcazar’s trial and arbitration experience includes representing product manufacturers, food producers, grocery retailers, maritime transportation companies, and custom homebuilders.
Mr. Alcazar is a member and past president of the Minnesota Hispanic Bar Association and served as the Region XI President for the Hispanic National Bar Association. He also served as a Council Member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. In 2015, Mr. Alcazar completed the ABA Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section Leadership Academy and currently serves on several TIPS committees.
About Blackwell Burke P.A.
Blackwell Burke is a certified minority-owned trial firm that represents corporate clients in high stakes class actions, mass torts, MDLs and commercial litigation, both at trial and on appeal. The firm has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top litigation defense firms in the country by BTI, Chambers, Best Lawyers and others. Benchmark Litigation named Blackwell Burke the Minnesota Firm of the Year for the past four consecutive years.