For our second profile of an interesting Minnesota trial lawyer (our first, Elliot Olsen, can be found here), we had the chance to sit down recently with Jim Behrenbrinker to talk about his diverse practice and the big excessive force/wrongful death claim he brought against the City of Minneapolis. Behrenbrinker was formerly at Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi L.L.P., but has been on his own practicing plaintiff’s personal injury, criminal defense, and small business employment defense for the past 10 years. He was also honored by Minnesota Lawyer as an Attorney of the Year in 2010.
Check out our conversation below. He talked about being a federal judicial clerk, his first real courtroom experience representing the indigent, his $2.1 million wrongful death verdict against the City of Minneapolis, his unexpected big referral source, and his advice for young lawyers. Continue reading