Governor Mark Dayton Reappoints Jerry W. Blackwell to the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has announced his reappointment of At-Large Attorney Member Jerry W. Blackwell to the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.  The Commission was created for the purpose of soliciting judicial candidates, evaluating applicants and recommending nominees to the Governor for appointment.

The Commission is committed to providing equal access to the judicial selection process for all interested individuals and is governed by 2011 Minnesota Statutes 480B.01.

Mr. Blackwell is the founding partner, CEO and Chairman of Blackwell Burke P.A.  He serves as national and trial counsel for several major corporations.  He is an experienced trial lawyer with nationwide experience defending class actions, commercial, products liability, and other complex cases. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and his firm was named a 2014 “Best Law Firm in Minnesota” by U.S. News & World Report. Mr. Blackwell is a founder of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers (MABL). He has been named a Minnesota Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation, a BTI Client Service MVP, and a BTI Client Service All-Star. He was a 2014 recipient of the National Bar Association Cora T. Walker Award for leadership; has received the Minnesota Minority Business Owner of the Year Award (2008); his law firm was named “Business of the Year” by the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce in 2014; and the firm also received the General Mills Supplier Diversity “Excellence in Service” Award (2013).

Blackwell Burke P.A., a 13-attorney firm based 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, and products liability.  The firm has represented corporate clients in practically every jurisdiction in the country, as well as foreign countries.

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