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American Association for Justice Awards Local Attorney Top National Award

By bravenewmedia / August 10, 2020

Mark Kosieradzki Recognized for Mentoring and  Personal Injury Trial Work

MINNEAPOLIS (August 10, 2020) Local attorney Mark Kosieradzki recently accepted the prestigious Joe Tonahill Award from the American Association for Justice (AAJ) for his 30 years of dedication to mentoring the next generation of trial lawyers along with his crusading work defending the defenseless, especially victims of nursing home abuse.

Kosieradzki co-founded the Kosieradzki · Smith Law Firm in 2004, to represent victims in serious injury, sexual abuse, and wrongful death cases in a variety of industries, with a national emphasis on nursing home abuse.  He has authored two books: 30(b)(6): Deposing Corporations, Organizations & the Government published by Trial Guides and Deposition Obstruction: Breaking Through published by AAJ Press.  In addition, he has given hundreds of lectures throughout the country on how to take on corporate giants.  His philosophy is to find the cause of injustice so he can advocate for real change.

“I am so honored to be recognized by this important organization for my life-long mission of defending the most vulnerable in our society, as well as my efforts to mentor the next generation of trial lawyers to not be afraid of corporate giants,” said Kosieradzki.  “True success in litigating these cases is not just about getting the biggest recovery, it’s also about getting to the root cause of how and why the abuse occurred, so we can fix systems and prevent bad behaviors from happening in the future.”

Kosieradzki is the first Minnesota trial lawyer to be recognized with this award and joins standout trial lawyers around the country including Mark Lanier, Arthur H. Bryant, Joan Claybrook, and many others.

“I look forward to continuing the important work of representing families whose loved ones have been harmed by neglect and abuse, and empowering those families to expose and hold wrongdoers accountable,” Kosieradzki said.

About Kosieradzki · Smith Law Firm

Founded in 2004 by Mark Kosieradzki and Joel Smith, the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in Minnesota and nationally, in serious injury, sexual abuse and wrongful death cases. The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm’s extensive experience has established the firm as leaders in representing those who have been seriously injured or killed from nursing home abuse.  For more information go to