Today Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced his appointment of Jerry W. Blackwell as an at-large member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection. The Commission solicits judicial candidates, evaluating their credentials, and recommending candidates to the Governor for appointment. Governor Dayton’s press release is available here.
Mr. Blackwell is a founder and Chairman of the Board of Blackwell Burke P.A. He serves as national counsel for several major corporations, having represented them in federal and state courts in 47 states, Australia, England, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Mr. Blackwell has broad expertise in civil litigation, specializing in class action defense, products liability defense, asbestos and silica defense, and commercial litigation. His recognitions include 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” by Minnesota Law & Politics.
Blackwell Burke P.A., a 12-attorney firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serves as national trial and litigation counsel for several Fortune 500 companies. The firm has an 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 more information about Blackwell Burke P.A., please contact Kandy Branch at 612-343-3235.