Pro Bono Legal Services for Victims of the I-35W Bridge Collapse

August 2010

Robins Kaplan LLP led a group of 17 law firms providing free legal services to more than 100 people who were injured and who lost loved ones on August 1, 2007, when the I-35W Bridge in downtown Minneapolis collapsed into the Mississippi River.  We helped secure a legislatively created $37 million compensation fund for our clients.  In total, we helped recover more than $77 million for those injured and those who lost loved ones.  We devoted more than 20,000 pro bono hours to the case.  We recovered an additional $1.5 million and donated the money to build a memorial honoring those who died.
Past results are reported to provide the reader with an indication of the type of litigation we practice. They do not and should not be construed to create an expectation of result in any other case, as all cases are dependent upon their own unique fact situation and applicable law.

Chris Messerly

Retired | Inactive

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