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Mark R. Kosieradzki is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” in addition to recently receiving his 21st Super Lawyer award.

Mark is a past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), is a past Chairperson of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group, is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, Juris Doctorate, 1979
  • Iowa State University Ames, Iowa, B.S., 1975

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

  • Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1988
  • Civil Trial Specialist, Certified by the Minnesota Bar Association, 1989
  • Diplomat of Trial Advocacy, National College of Advocacy, 1999

EMPLOYMENT

  • Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC; President 3675 Plymouth Blvd., Suite 105 Plymouth, MN 55446
  • Kosieradzki Law Firm; Principal 3675 Plymouth Blvd., Suite 105 Plymouth, MN 55446
  • Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum, McCoy & Carey, Ltd.; Shareholder Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 1980 to 1996
  • Judicial Law Clerk Honorable Urban J. Steimann Third Judicial District of Minnesota 1979 – 1980
Professional Associations
  • Aletheia Institute 2010 President Elect
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin
  • AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group
    • Executive Board Chair 2003 – 2004
    • Executive Board 2002 – 2004
  • National College of Advocacy – Diplomat
  • Minnesota Association for Justice formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Officer:
    • President 1994-95
    • President Elect 1993-94
    • Vice President 1992-93
    • Secretary 1991-92
    • Treasurer 1990-91
    • Board of Governors 1988 – 2002
    • Finance Committee 1989 – 1990
    • Education Committee 1988 – 1994
    • Executive Committee 1989 – 2002
    • Amicus Committee 1988-1990, 1993 – 1994
    • Public Interest Committee (Co-Chair) 1994 – 1995
    • Long-Range Planning Committee 1988, 1990, 1993
    • Legislative Committee (co-chair) 1990 – 1991
    • Elder Law Litigation Committee
  • American Association for Justice Formerly known as The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Lawyer Legion
  • Sustaining Member:
    • Board of Governors, 1995 – 2000
    • Faculty – National College of Advocacy, 1989 – Present
    • Public Education Committee, Chair 1995- 1998
    • Regional Director – Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 1993
  • Student Trial Advocacy Competition Committee, 1993, 1995
  • Law Student Services Committee, 1994 – 1995
  • Law Student Mentor, 1992 – 1994
  • Paralegal Advisory Task Force, Chair 1994 – 1995
  • President’s Counsel 1994 – 1995
  • Trial Magazine, Peer Review
  • Curriculum Development Committee 1999 – Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice 1999 – Present
  • AAJ Press Advisory Board 2002 – Present
  • AAJ Exchange Advisory Board 2005 – Present
  • Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in American 2006 – present
  • Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys 2004 – 2006
  • The Tort Think Tank 2004
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Civil Trial Specialty Certification Council 1989 – 1990
  • Certification Review Panel 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Ethics Committee 1988 – 1989
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA):
    • President 2003-2004
    • President – Elect 2002-2003
    • Treasurer 2001-2002
  • Aletheia Institute – Board of Regents
  • NCA Board of Trustees
  • August 1, 2007 – July 31, 2010
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, November 13, 2012
  • The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, November 13, 2012
Professional Recognition
  • Best Lawyers in America 2014 List
  • Named as one of the “Best Law Firms in America,” by U.S. News & World Report, 2014
  • The National Trial Lawyers top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America 2007 – Present
  • Minnesota Monthly – The State’s Most Respected Attorneys
  • Minnesota Monthly – Top Lawyers in Minnesota – 2011
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Minnesota Law & Politics, Minnesota’s Top 100 Attorneys
  • Martindale Hubbell Law Directory – AV Rating
  • Leading American Attorneys
  • Consumer Guide to Leading Attorneys in Minnesota
  • Minnesota Law & Politics, Super Lawyer for 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Who’s Who International
  • 1996 Law & Politics, Tort King
  • First Court, Inc., Designated Trial Judge
  • Who’s Who in American Law
  • National Registry of Who’s Who; Life Member #98984
  • Mpls-St. Paul Magazine “Top Lawyers”, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Minnesota Law & Politics, Minnesota’s Top Personal Injury Attorneys, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Iowa, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1979
  • Eighth Circuit Court, 1979
  • Minnesota, 1980
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, May 15, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1989
  • Wisconsin, 1988

PUBLICATIONS

  • “30(b)(6): The Most Underused Weapon in the Arsenal.” The Basics and Beyond – Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association 2012 Annual Convention (June 2012)
  • “Dealing with Elder Abuse and Neglect Lawsuits”, Chapter in Inside the Minds: Elder Law Litigation Strategies – Published by Thomson Rueters and Aspatore (2012)
  • Editorial: “Avoid Common Pitfalls in Deposition”, Trial Magazine (February 2009)
  • “Keep Discovery Civil – When Opposing Counsel Obstructs or Deflects Your Access to Evidence, Look to the Rules and Long-Settled Case Law for Relief. Both are on Your Side”, Trial Magazine (June 2008)
  • “Exhaust the Witness’s Knowledge” tip from “Depositions for Dummies – New Techniques Making it Simple”, taken from AAJ’s Winter Convention, Good Counsel Column, Trial, (April 2007)
  • “Deposition Notebook,” West Publishing (July 2005)
  • “It’s All in the Documents,” Trial Magazine (July 2005)

“Mark has proved himself as a great lawyer. He has a special interest in Nursing Home litigation and is the go to person in that area. Mark works hard for his clients and they are fortunate to have him as their lawyer. A fun guy, Mark is a good friend as well as a seasoned, persistent successful advocate.”

- Gregory Cousimano, Alabama Attorney

“Mark has a brilliant legal mind and a dogged determination to get what his clients deserve. He combines that with uncommon preparation that puts most other attorneys to shame. His clients love him, and they should. He gets results for his people that make other attorneys ask ‘How’d he do that?’ Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.”

- Phillip Miller, Tennessee Attorney

“Mark Kosieradzki is an exceptional trial advocate. He never gives up!!! He works as hard as humanly possible to win his cases. He demands first rate work, from himself and his staff, to insure that justice prevails.”

- William Friedlander, New York Attorney