Holly H. Dolejsi


Minneapolis Lawyer Holly Dolejsi

Holly H. Dolejsi


Deputy Chair, Mass Tort, Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Groups
Pronouns: she/her
Minneapolis Lawyer Holly Dolejsi


Since joining Robins Kaplan, Holly Dolejsi has been heavily involved in some of the most notable cases handled by firm’s Mass Tort group. Most often, she represents individuals harmed by medical devices or pharmaceuticals. A key to her effective advocacy is that she never lets the size of the case keep her from remembering the individual. Always foremost in her mind, each and every client benefits from her compassion, dedication, and legal skills. She listens, she empathizes, and uses her considerable talents to bring relief.

Her peers recognize her outstanding skills as well, often referring clients to her and choosing her to serve in major roles in big cases involving serious issues. Most often, she represents individuals harmed by medical devices or pharmaceuticals. She is also handling cases on behalf of dozens of Native American tribes for damages caused by the opioid epidemic, as well as the State of Minnesota in its case against JUUL for damages caused by the youth vaping epidemic in Minnesota.

These matters are complex, often high-profile cases that tread new ground. They demand an intelligent, focused, organized attorney driven by the desire to learn and grow. Holly brings those talents to Robins every day, along with empathy for the individuals involved and a passion to bring them relief.

State of Minnesota v. Juul Labs, Inc. et al., Case No. 27-CV-19-19888: Represented the State of Minnesota in litigation against e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL and Altria for deceptively marketing tobacco products and targeting Minnesota’s youth. After a three-week trial, JUUL and Altria were ordered to pay a total of $60.5 million to the State of Minnesota over an eight-year period. This settlement is the largest per capita of all 48 states and territories that have settled with JUUL.

In Re: National Prescription Opiate Litigation, MDL No. 2804, Case No. 17-md-02804: Represented 28 Tribal Nations asserting that the manufacturers of prescription opioids grossly misrepresented the risks of long-term use of those drugs for persons with chronic pain, and distributors failed to properly monitor suspicious orders of those prescription drugs, all of which contributed to the current opioid epidemic. Robins Kaplan obtained a historic first in Tribal Government litigation, with a total of $1.5 billion in settlements obtained on behalf of the Tribal Nations.

In re Farxiga (Dapagliflozin) Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2776: Appointed Co-Lead Counsel of the Farxiga Multidistrict Litigation. Farxiga is diabetes drugs which Plaintiffs allege caused ketoacidosis. This woman-run MDL resolved in just under three years.

Benicar Multi-District Litigation, MDL No. 2606 (D.N.J.): Represented clients in, and served on the Bellwether Committee of, the Benicar (Olmesartan) Multi-District Litigation. The MDL reached a global $358 million settlement.

In Re: Invokana (Canagliflozin) Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2750: Served on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of the Invokana Multi-District litigation.

Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Hip Step New Jersey Multi-County Litigation, MCL 296: Represented clients in the New Jersey Multi-County Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Stem litigation, including two Plaintiffs who resolved their cases through the NJ Court’s bellwether mediation program. Assisted in developing a global settlement program for both the multi-county litigation and the federal multi-district litigation, a program valued at over $1 billion.

Super Lawyers Rising Star Holly Dolejsi
Best Law Firms 2015
Northstar Lawyer
  • Named a "Minnesota Super Lawyer," Super Lawyers (2023)
  • Listed in "500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers" List, Lawdragon (2023, 2024)
  • Named an "Attorney of the Year," Minnesota Lawyer (2022-2023)
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2022)
  • Legal Council on Legal Diversity Fellow (2021)
  • Recipient of Minnesota Lawyer's Diversity and Inclusion Award (2020)
  • Named a “Member of the Year,” Minnesota Association for Justice (2018)
  • Named an "Up & Coming Attorney," Minnesota Lawyer (2017)
  • Named to the "Top 40 Under 40" list, The National Trial Lawyers (2015)
  • Named a "Minnesota Rising Star," Super Lawyers (2015-2019)
  • CALI Award for Torts I and Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Law (2009)
  • Trustee Merit Scholarship (2006-2009)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude (2009)
  • Northwestern University, B.A. in Anthropology (2003)
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Law360 Product Liability Editorial Advisory Board (2022-2023)
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Minnesota Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Public Justice
  • The American Lawyer, Young Lawyer Editorial Board

  • How to Become an Essential Part of the Trial Team
    MAJ New Lawyer Bootcamp, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 26, 2023)
  • Learning from Your Mistakes to Avoid Ethical Quandaries
    MAJ New Lawyer Bootcamp, Minneapolis, Minnesota (November 11, 2022)
  • The Drug and Device Business: Navigating Consumer Claims Against the Makers of Harmful Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices, Hennepin County Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (November 21, 2017)
  • Developing Your Litigation Style: Straddling Effectiveness and Gender Stereotypes
    Women Trial Lawyer Conference (November 3, 2017)
  • How to Make Lasting Change in Your Firm’s Culture
    Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Awards CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (October 5, 2022)
  • Drugs and Devices: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
    Minnesota Association for Justice, Annual Conference (August 19, 2017)
  • Advising Your Clients on Mass Tort Settlements
    The American Association for Justice, Annual Conference (July 24, 2017)
  • Depositions and Discovery
    Minnesota Association for Justice – New Lawyer Boot Camp, Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 10, 2017)
  • Overview of SGLT2 Inhibitors and the Defendants
    American Association for Justice, Los Angeles, California (July 23, 2016)
  • Benicar The Bellwether Process
    AAJ Benicar Litigation Group, Boca Raton, Florida (February 27, 2016)
  • SGLT2 Inhibitor Litigation
    Moderator, American Association for Justice, Webinar (August 20, 2015)
  • Case Criteria and Review
    American Association for Justice, Montreal, Canada (July 12, 2015)
  • Ineligible Cases What To Do With Your Unsettled Cases
    American Association for Justice, Montreal, Canada (July 11, 2015)
  • Benicar Litigation Group Meeting
    The American Association For Justice Annual Convention, Desert Springs, California (February 24, 2015)
  • Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Modular Hip Stem Litigation Updates
    The American Association for Justice Annual Convention, Baltimore, Maryland (August 19, 2014)
  • Mass Tort Update
    Minnesota Association for Justice Annual Convention, Alexandria, Minnesota (August 19, 2014)
  • The “ABC’s of Mass Torts”
    Minnesota Association for Justice Annual Convention, Alexandria, MN (August 14, 2014)
October 26-27, 2023
MAJ 2023 New Lawyer Bootcamp
Kate Jaycox, Brandon Vaughn, and Holly Dolejsi - Minnesota Association for Justice
Minneapolis, MN
November 4-6, 2021
2021 Women Trial Lawyers Conference
Minnesota Association for Justice
Nisswa, MN
November 5, 2020
WEBINAR | Minnesota Lawyer Diversity & Inclusion Awards
Holly Dolejsi - Minnesota Lawyer


Links to full publications and news releases.


January 2023
Robins Kaplan Pursuing Camp Lejeune Claims
The Robins Kaplan Justice Report
Spring 2021
Purdue Bankruptcy – Opioid Update
Holly Dolejsi - The Robins Kaplan Justice Report
Fall 2020
COVID Immunity: No, Not That Kind of Immunity
Holly Dolejsi - The Robins Kaplan Justice Report
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