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
Complex Product Liability

Personal Information

  • Born: St. Paul, MN.
  • Married: 43 years to spouse, Laurie
  • Children: 3 children, and all residing in the Minneapolis area


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, Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Current and past “Super Lawyer” in Civil Litigation, as selected by Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1988 to present
  • 30 year AV preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • National Trial Lawyers “Top 100” , 2013-16
  • Regularly selected to “Best Lawyers in America”
  • Selected as 2016 and 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” in Personal Injury, Northern Minnesota by Best Lawyers of America
  • 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