Personal Injury in Indian Country

At Robins Kaplan LLP, our personal injury attorneys and medical malpractice lawyers combine compassion for our clients and a passion for justice. In Indian Country, our team includes two former United States Attorneys with significant experience evaluating cases when an employee of the federal government has been negligent. We also review "Bad Men Amongst the Whites Claims" in situations where treaty rights provide a cause of action against non-Indians who commit crimes against Native Americans in Indian Country. Robins Kaplan's abilities in handling complex personal injury cases in Indian Country is evidenced by our representation of the families of five children who died and four children who were injured in the March 2009 school shooting at Red Lake High School on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota.

Together, we can offer Indian Country clients whose lives have been touched by personal injury or medical malpractice powerful, compassionate representation. Our courtroom experience and success in personal injury and wrongful death cases include some of the most complicated cases. Catastrophic events like fires and explosions, industrial accidents, defective products, drunk driver accidents, serious car, truck, motorcycle, and airplane crashes have one thing in common: a wrongdoer failed to use reasonable care and their carelessness caused harm to you or someone you love.

We see the person and family behind every personal injury or wrongful death case. We understand that life may never be the same again. We will help you and your family handle the many difficulties a serious injury or wrongful death brings. Our attorneys and in-house resources include investigatorsmedical advisors, and Ph.D. science advisors who are ready to tackle complicated incidents that require real courtroom know-how.

We have clarified or helped change laws that protect individual rights in important cases before the Supreme Courts of Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Iowa. Our attorneys have appeared on the Today Show (NBC), CBS News, Good Morning America (ABC), Dateline NBC, and other news programs.

Brendan V. Johnson


Member of Executive Board
Chair, National Business Litigation Group
Co-Chair, Government and Internal Investigations Group

Timothy Q. Purdon


Chair, American Indian Law and Policy Group;
Co-Chair, Government and Internal Investigations Group