Darrold E. Persson

Darrold E. Persson


Email Address: dpersson@trentilaw.com
Tel: 218.929.0562
Toll Free: 800.422.0912
Address: 234 East Howard St., Suite 309
Hibbing, MN 55746




Areas of Practice

Auto Accidents
Personal Injury
Insurance Law
Defamation
Complex Product Liability

Personal Information

  • Born: St. Paul, MN.
  • Married: 42 years to spouse, Laurie
  • Children: 3 children, and all residing in the Minneapolis area

Education

YEAR SCHOOL DEGREE
1970 Hibbing High School Graduate
1974 University of Minnesota B.A.
1977 University of North Dakota J.D., with distinction

Professional Information

  • Clerked for Ed Matonich, 1975-77
  • Admitted to Minnesota Bar 1977
  • Private practice, Matonich and Persson 1977-2016
  • Attorney, Persson Law LLC – 2016 to present
  • “Of Counsel” to Trenti Law Firm – 2017 to present
  • Concentration in civil litigation for the past 40 years with extensive trial experience in auto accidents, contracts, personal injury, insurance law, defamation, and complex product liability litigation
  • Have argued cases before the Minnesota Supreme Court, the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Admitted to Federal Court in 1979
  • Regularly serve as an ADR mediator (unsolicited)
  • Regularly serve as an AAA arbitrator (No-Fault)
  • Served as 20th District Ethics Investigator and Committee member
  • Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court as 20th District Ethics Chair (1999-2005)
  • Appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court to the No-Fault Standing Committee, 2012 – present
  • Past President of Range Bar Association
  • Member, Minnesota Bar Association
  • Member, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Current and past “Super Lawyer” in Civil Litigation, as selected by Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota Bar Association, 1987 to present
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1988 to present
  • 25 year AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” , 2013-16
  • Regularly selected to “Best Lawyers in America”
  • Selected as 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury, Northern Minnesota by Best Lawyers of America
  • Member (by invitation) of the American Board of Trail Advocates, (ABOTA), a select group of trial lawyers
  • Served as a Pro-bono attorney for six (6) of the I-35 Bridge Disaster victims and received the Minnesota Bar Association’s “President’s Award of Excellence” for that service in 2009

Community And Civic Involvement

  • Member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (OSLC), Hibbing, MN, 1977 to present
  • Active member of Hibbing Lions Club, 1978 to present and held every office
  • Selected as Lions International “Melvin Jones Fellow” (humanitarian award)
  • Past-President of the 750 member Hibbing/Chisholm Chapter of the Minnesota Deerhunters Association (MDHA) (1999-2004) and established numerous youth programs that flourish today MDHA is a statewide conservation organization
  • MDHA State Executive Board and Executive Committee, 2004 to 2011
  • MDHA State Vice President, 2011-13