Firm Chairman Jerry W. Blackwell to Present at ABA Food & Supplements Workshop

Blackwell Burke P.A. chairman Jerry W. Blackwell will present at the American Bar Association’s Section of Products Liability Food & Supplements Third Annual Workshop.  The Workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 18 in Oakbrook, Illinois (near Chicago) at the McDonald’s Corporation Hamburger University.  Top national food industry attorneys, including Mr. Blackwell, will present at the Workshop.

Mr. Blackwell will participate in a panel entitled, “Presenting Food Science to the Judge or Jury.”  He and a fellow trial attorney will provide insights from a trial lawyer’s perspective.  Mr. Blackwell’s other co-panelists, including a jury consultant and food scientist (who is frequently an expert witness) will share advice based on their experiences in those different roles.  Further details about the workshop are available in the conference brochure.

Mr. Blackwell serves as national counsel and national trial counsel for major corporations including General Mills, Inc., and ConAgra Foods, Inc.  He has received numerous honors, including: twice receiving BTI Client Service All-Star recognition; being a Benchmark Litigation Star; being named Minnesota Attorney of the Year; receiving the Minnesota Minority Business Owner of the Year Award; and the Minnesota Equal Justice Award. Blackwell Burke P.A. was recently named a “Go-To Law Firm” for the Top 500 Companies by Corporate Counsel magazine. In 2011, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Mr. Blackwell to serve as an at-large member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.  He is a founder of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers.

Blackwell Burke P.A., a litigation and trial boutique in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies. The firm has extensive experience in class action defense, commercial litigation, food industry defense, labor and employment, and products liability. The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as several foreign countries.

For information about Mr. Blackwell or Blackwell Burke P.A., please contact Kandy Branch at 612-343-3235.