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Darrold E. Persson
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Areas Of Practice

  • Auto Accidents
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Law
  • Defamation
  • Complex Product Liability

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979

Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law, Grand Forks, North Dakota
    • J.D. - 1977
    • Honors: With Distinction
  • Hibbing High School
  • University of Minnesota
    • B.A. - 1974

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • 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 – 2019
  • MEMBER, MINNESOTA BAR ASSOCIATION
  • PAST PRESIDENT OF RANGE BAR ASSOCIATION
  • PAST PERENNIAL SELECTION TO “SUPER LAWYERS” IN CIVIL LITIGATION, AS SELECTED BY MINNESOTA LAW AND POLITICS
  • CERTIFIED CIVIL TRIAL SPECIALIST, NATIONAL BOARD OF TRIAL ADVOCACY, 1988 TO 2019
  • 40 YEAR AV PREEMINENT RATING BY MARTINDALE-HUBBELL
  • NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS “TOP 100” , 2013-16
  • CURRENT AND PAST PERENNIAL SELECTION TO “BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA”
  • SELECTED AS 2016, 2018 AND 2021 “LAWYER OF THE YEAR” IN PERSONAL INJURY, NORTHERN MINNESOTA BY BEST LAWYERS OF AMERICA
  • RECEIVED THE MINNESOTA BAR ASSOCIATION’S “PRESIDENT’S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE” FOR I-35 BRIDGE DISASTER VICTIMS SERVICE IN 2009
  • ONE OF TWO ATTORNEYS IN MN TO BE SELECTED BY BEST LAWYERS OF AMERICA AS LAWYER OF THE YEAR FOR PLAINTIFF’S PERSONAL INJURY LITIGATION FOR THE MIDWEST STATES, ENCOMPASSING MINNESOTA, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, ILLINOIS, INDIANA AND OHIO

Past Employment Positions

  • Ed Matonich, Clerk, 1975 to 1977
  • Matonich and Persson, 1977 to 2016

Pro Bono Activities

  • SERVED AS A PRO-BONO ATTORNEY FOR SIX (6) OF THE I-35 BRIDGE DISASTER VICTIMS
  • SERVES AS VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY FOR "ASK AN ATTORNEY" PROGRAM