About

Seth Leventhal, Minnesota Litigator founder and executive editor, is a Minnesota trial lawyer.  Further details about Seth Leventhal are below.

Minnesota Litigator enjoys periodic contributions from many contributing Minnesota litigators including but not limited to:

Karen Cole

Karen Cole graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 1986, first in her class. She then clerked for three years: one year for a Minnesota Supreme Court justice, and two years for a federal district court judge. She became a partner at two Minnesota firms, one very large and one medium-sized, handling all phases of civil litigation and cases ranging from simple to complex. Karen has operated her own firm, Premium Legal Writing, for some years now. She helps other lawyers with all aspects of civil litigation, especially legal research, motion practice, discovery management and appeals. She prides herself on bringing experience and good judgment to her work.

Mike Unger

Michael Unger is a solo practitioner whose firm, Unger Law Office, is in Minneapolis.  He has a wide range of experience in civil litigation, but now focuses his practice on representation of plaintiffs in serious personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice actions.  An honors graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School, Mike clerked for then U.S. District Judge Diana Murphy following graduation.  Mike is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist, is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and was named three times as Attorney of the Year by the Minnesota Lawyer newspaper.  He is a past president of the Hennepin County Bar Association.  Currently, Mike is President-Elect of the Minnesota State Bar Association, Vice Chair of the Minnesota Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board and an adjunct instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Jake Smith

Jake Smith is an attorney for the Minnesota Department of Revenue in the Appeals and Legal Services division where he deals with Sales and Use tax. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 2011. Follow him on Twitter @smithjb.

Jake’s posts published on ML are personal and do not reflect those of the Department of Revenue.

Seth Leventhal

For the past eighteen years, Seth Leventhal has worked exclusively on civil litigation (primarily but not exclusively in Minnesota state and federal courts) on a wide variety of litigation matters, from small commercial disputes to massive multi-forum complex litigation. In 2010, Leventhal formed LEVENTHAL pllc.

Leventhal has been a Minnesota business litigator since 1996, formerly a Trial Group partner with Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Minneapolis and is a 1984 magna cum laude graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota and 1984 recipient of a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.  In 1995, Leventhal graduated from the University of Michigan (J.D., Cum laude, Michigan Law Review).  Following an appellate clerkship, 1995-1996 (United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy)), Leventhal has practiced civil litigation primarily but not exclusively in Minnesota state and federal courts.

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