Two New Attorneys Join Blackwell Burke P.A.

Two new litigators, Ted Hartman and Patrick Hauswald, recently joined Blackwell Burke P.A., deepening the already-diverse skill set at the boutique law firm.

About Ted Hartman

Ted Hartman brings litigation experience in products liability, premises liability, commercial litigation, real estate law, and contract disputes.

Before joining Blackwell Burke P.A., Hartman spent two years in private practice and then served as in-house counsel for Fidelity National Title Group, where he worked on high-stakes litigation involving contract disputes and real estate law in federal and state courts.

Hartman earned his B.A. from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN in 2008 (magna cum laude) and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2013 (magna cum laude).  In law school, he was a Harno Scholar, and received the CALI Excellence for the Future awards in employment law, international law, and law and economics.

About Patrick Hauswald

Patrick Hauswald comes to the firm from his judicial clerkship with the Honorable Kevin G. Ross of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

He earned his J.D. cum laude in 2016 from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he was an articles editor and an editorial board member of the University of St. Thomas Law Journal, as well as a Legal Writing Fellow for the Lawyering Skills Department.

Hauswald was on the Dean’s List at St. Thomas and earned the Dean’s Award for the highest grade in Lawyering Skills I, II, and III and Ethical Leadership in Corporate Practice.

In law school, he worked as a judicial extern for both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, as a legal extern for Ecolab, Inc., and as a law clerk at a local litigation firm and the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

He earned his B.A. with distinction and honors in English in 2012 from the University of Iowa.