Richard L. Gill

612.349.8500

Experience

  • Has represented a number of catastrophically injured individuals in product liability, premises liability, and vehicular accident cases.  Also has experience in property insurance subrogation litigation in pursuing recoveries on numerous high-value property losses resulting from fires, explosions, and other problematic causes. 
  • Experience in representing corporations in the prosecution and defense of business litigation, and in recent years has prosecuted and defended patent infringement suits involving technology such as mass airflow sensors, voltage-regulated battery charger sensing devices, and home exercise equipment.
  • Has served as a national products liability defense counsel for a leading manufacturer of snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, and personal watercraft, and has defended numerous lawsuits brought by catastrophically injured plaintiffs.
  • Has tried to conclusion or settled over 300 cases in federal and state courts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Texas, California, Arkansas, Alaska, New Hampshire and numerous other states.

Served as a member of the trial team for the State of Minnesota and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota in prosecuting several consumer fraud and anti-trust causes of action against the U.S. domestic cigarette industry. After 15 weeks of trial in Ramsey County, Minnesota, the defendants agreed to pay plaintiffs $6.6 billion over a term of 25 years and to restrict their marketing practices both in Minnesota and nationally. During the trial, was responsible for the direct and cross-examination of the antitrust experts who were called by the respective parties, and for the cross-examination of several tobacco industry CEOs and technical experts.

$10.3 million verdict in Dakota County, Minnesota on behalf of a brain-injured teenager who was injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer.

$4 million verdict in Hennepin County, Minnesota on behalf of girl who suffered amputation of her right arm when a police van accelerated into a crowd during the Holidazzle parade accident in December, 1998.

$4.4 million medical malpractice verdict in Ramsey County, Minnesota on behalf of a four year old child who suffered an anoxic insult in utero when her mother experienced a fatal ventricular fibrillation.

$3.85 million settlement on behalf of an Ohio resident who was paralyzed in a swimming pool accident in Cancun, Mexico.

Served as a national products liability defense counsel for a leading manufacturer of snowmobiles, all terrain vehicles, and personal watercraft, and has defended numerous lawsuits brought by catastrophically injured plaintiffs.

  • Named a "Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Minnesota
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (1971), Member of the University's National Moot Court Team
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A.
Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • University of St. Thomas, Athletic Advisory Board
  • Frequent lecturer at CLE seminars
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