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Thomas H. Boyd

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Education
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., 1987
University of Iowa, M.A., Philosophy, 1987
University of Iowa, B.A., English & Philosophy, 1984
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Thomas H. Boyd | Minneapolis Attorney and Lawyer

Experience

Thomas H. Boyd is a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers and an elected member of the American Law Institute. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and among the “Leaders in their Field” by Chambers USA, for his Appellate and Commercial Litigation practices. He is included in the “Top 100” by Minnesota Super Lawyers and has been named “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2006 and 2012. He is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

Tom joined Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., in 1989, where he practices primarily in commercial litigation and civil appeals, including contract disputes, business torts, trust and estate matters, insurance coverage disputes and claims defense, and land use matters. He has taught courses at the University of Minnesota Law School and William Mitchell College of Law, and has published numerous articles on a wide variety of legal topics, which have appeared in journals such as the Iowa Law Review, William Mitchell Law Review, Hamline Law Review, Arizona State Law Journal, DePaul Law Review, Drake Law Review, Gonzaga Law Review and Missouri Law Review.

Tom is a founding member and former chair of the Appellate Practice Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Eighth Circuit Bar Association, and has served on the boards of directors of the ABA's Council of Appellate Lawyers and the Federal Bar Association (Minnesota Chapter). Tom is also active in the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and belongs to the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, which presented him its Amicus Award in 2012.

He earned his B.A., M.A., and J.D. from the University of Iowa and served as a Note and Comment Editor on the Iowa Law Review. Prior to joining Winthrop & Weinstine, Tom clerked for the Honorable Ronald E. Longstaff of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, and later for the Honorable Donald P. Lay, then Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


Notable Cases
  • Marton v. Ater, 302 P.3d 1198 (Or. Ct. App. 2013)
  • League of Women Voters Minnesota v. Ritchie, 819 N.W.2d 636 (Minn. 2012)
  • Greer v. Professional Fiduciary, Inc., 792 N.W.2d 120 (Minn. Ct. App. 2011)
  • Fidelity Holding Co. v. REZ, Inc., 2010 WL 2486274 (Minn. Ct. App. 2010)
  • Kratzer v. Welsh Cos., 771 N.W.2d 14 (Minn. 2009)
  • Ito v. Marvin Windows of New York, Inc., 865 N.Y.S.2d 119, 54 A.D.3d 1002, 2008 WL 4428025 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008), and 865 N.Y.S.2d 118, 54 A.D.3d 1001, 2008 WL 4428110 (N.Y. App. Div. 2008)
  • Acceptance Ins. Co. v. Ross Contractors, Inc., 2008 WL 2796593 (Minn. Ct. App. 2008), and 2005 WL 1870688 (Minn. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Bradley v. Manternach, 2007 WL 3376777 (Iowa Ct. App. 2007)
  • Rottlund Co. v. Pinnacle Corp., 452 F.3d 726 (8th Cir. 2006)  
  • Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce v. Gaertner, 439 F.3d 481 (8th Cir. 2006)  
  • Lumbermen’s Mut. Cas. Co. v. Minnesota Special Comp. Fund, 2006 WL 1751734 (Minn. Ct. App. 2006)  
  • Marvin Lumber & Cedar Co. v. PPG Indus., Inc., 401 F.3d 901 (8th Cir. 2005)           
  • Williams v. Marvin Windows & Doors, 790 N.Y.S.2d 66 (N.Y. App. Div. 2005)
  • Allied Ins. Co. v. Wilson, 384 F.3d 547 (8th Cir. 2004)  
  • Neuhoff v. Marvin Lumber & Cedar Co., 370 F.3d 197 (1st Cir. 2004)  
  • Winthrop Resources Corp. v. Eaton Hydraulics, Inc., 361 F.3d 465 (8th Cir. 2004)  
  • Reppert v. Marvin Lumber & Cedar Co., 359 F.3d 53 (1st Cir. 2004)  
  • National Crop. Ins. Servs., Inc. v. Federal Crop Ins. Corp., 351 F.3d 346 (8th Cir. 2003)  
  • Norwest Bank Minnesota, N.A. v. Beckler, 663 N.W.2d 571 (Minn. Ct. App. 2003)
  • Booker v. Real Homes, Inc., 103 S.W.3d 487 (Tex. Ct. App.‑San Antonio 2003)
  • Imperia v. Marvin Windows of New York, Inc., 297 A.D.2d 621, 747 N.Y.S.2d 35, 49 U.C.C. Rep. Serv.2d 185 (N.Y. App. Div. 2002)
  • Selzer v. Brunsell Bros., Ltd., 257 Wis.2d 809, 652 N.W.2d 806, 48 U.C.C. Rep. Serv.2d 629, Prod. Liab. Rep. (CCH) ¶ 16,417 (Wis. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Nerman v. Marvin Lumber & Cedar Co., 41 P.3d 302, 2002 WL 316894 (Kan. Ct. App. 2002)
  • Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co. v. Rauh Rubber, Inc., 130 F.3d 1305, 45 U.S.P.Q. 2d 1146 (8th Cir. 1997)
  • In Matter of Willmus, 568 N.W.2d 722 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997) (amicus curiae)
  • Potter v. Pohlad, 560 N.W.2d 389 (Minn. Ct. App. 1997)
  • Wick Bldg. Sys., Inc. v. Employers Ins. of Wausau, 546 N.W.2d 306 (Minn. Ct. App. 1996)
  • Modern Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. v. Loop Belden Porter, 493 N.W.2d 296 (Minn. Ct. App. 1992)



Bar Admissions

Iowa, 1987
Illinois, 1987
Missouri, 1988
Minnesota, 1989
Wisconsin, 1996
U.S. Supreme Court, 1991
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, 2014
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2000
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 1989
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2004
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, 2012
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 1987
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, 1990
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, 1997
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, 2008

Articles & Presentations
Articles
Author. "What makes separate opinions worth writing?" Minnesota Lawyer. 17 September 2015.

Author. "Dissents: Who, when, why and how," Minnesota Lawyer. 27 August 2015.

Author. "Forward to the Eighth Circuit Symposium Issue," 36 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 1391 (2010).

Author. "In Memoriam: Honorable Donald P. Lay," 92 Iowa L. Rev. 1582 (2007).

Co-author. "Going Through the Dispositive Motions and Other Jurisdictional Movement," 15 Pretrial Practice & Discovery 1 (No. 2 Winter, 2007).

Author. “Minnesota's Pro Bono Appellate Program: A Simple Approach That Achieves Important Objectives.” 6 J. App. Prac. & Pro. 295 (2004).

Co-author. “Bucking the ‘Trend': The Uniform Commercial Code, the Economic Loss Doctrine, and Common Law Causes of Action for Fraud and Misrepresentation.” 84 Iowa L. Rev. 875 (1999).

Author. “The Life and Career of The Honorable John B. Sanborn, Jr.” 23 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 203 (1997).

Author. “Joint Venture and Joint Enterprise: Forgotten Causes of Action.” 63 Hennepin Law. 18 (Mar-Apr 1994).

Author. “Clarification of Mortgagees' Rights and Interests During the Redemption Period.” 6 Minn. Real Est. L.J. 85 (1993).

Author. “Protecting Mortgagees: Minnesota Supreme Court Confirms Rights During Redemption Period, Notes & Deeds.” Journal of the Mortgage Bankers Association of Minnesota 13 (Dec 1993).

Author. “The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: Reinterment of Human Remains and Funerary Objects.” 27 Gonz. L. Rev. 423 (1992).

Author. “The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: Prospects for New Partnerships Between Museums and Native American Groups.” 24 Ariz. St. L.J. 253 (1992).

Author. “Walter Sanborn and the Eighth Circuit Court.” 26 Ramsey County Hist. 22 (Summer 1991).

Author. “Disputes Regarding the Possession of Native American Religious and Cultural Objects and Human Remains: A Discussion of the Applicable Law and Proposed Legislation.” 55 Mo. L. Rev. 883 (1990).

Author. “Cost Containment and the Physician's Fiduciary Duty to the Patient.” 39 DePaul L. Rev. 131 (1989). Reprinted in 4 Nat'l Ins. L. Rev. (1990).

Co-author. “The HMO Contract and the Quality of Care.” 78 Iowa Med. 466 (1988).

Author. “The Erosion of Federal Protection of the Constitutional Rights of State Prisoners: Offset v. Solem.” 12 Hamline L. Rev. 19 (1988).

Author. “The Rule 11 Requirements for Local Counsel.” 35 Fed. B. News & J. 31 (1988). Reprinted in 4 Pers. Inj. Def. Rep. 50 (1988).

Author. “Advocating a Responsible Approach to Iowa's Choice of Law Policy.” 37 Drake L. Rev. 53 (1988).

Author. “A Call to Reform the Duties of Directors Under State Not-For-Profit Corporation Statutes.” 72 Iowa L. Rev. 725 (1987).

Author. “Apprenticeships Would Test Real Competency.” 18 Syllabus/ABA Section of Legal Educ. & Admissions to the Bar 1 (No. 3, 1987).

Book Reviews

Rev. of The Carol Thompson Murder Case (by Donald J. Giese). 38 Ramsey County Hist. 26 (2003).

Rev. of Unbundling Legal Services: A Guide to Delivering Legal Services a la Carte (by Forest S. Mosten). 74 Wisconsin Law 31 (Sept. 2001).

Rev. of Law: A Human Process (by Honorable Donald P. Lay). 73 Wisconsin Law. 38 (Oct. 2000).

Rev. of Wisconsin Trial Practice (by R. George Burnett, et al.). 73 Wisconsin Law. 35 (June 2000).

Rev. of With Satisfaction and Honor ,William Mitchell College of Law 1900-2000 (by Douglas R. Heidenreich). 35 Ramsey County Hist. 23 (No. 1, 2000).

Rev. of Law: A Human Process (by Honorable Donald P. Lay). 28 Syllabus/ABA Section of Legal Educ. & Admissions to the Bar 16 (No. 1, 1997).

Rev. of Equity and International Law: A Legal Realist Approach to International Decisionmaking (by Christopher R. Rossi). 42 Fed. Law. 46 (No. 9, 1995).

Rev. of American Indian Law Deskbook (by the Conference of Western Attorneys General). 42 Fed. Law. 46 (No. 9, 1995).

Rev. of Where the Doors Never Close: The Story of St. Paul's Union Gospel Mission (by Virginia Brainard Kunz). 29 Ramsey County Hist. 21 (No. 1, 1994).

Rev. of Taming the Storm: The Life and Times of Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr. and the South's Fight Over Civil Rights (by Jack Bass). 40 Fed. B. News & J. 586 (1993).

Rev. of Federal Civil Practice (by the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Educ.). 40 Fed. B. News & J. 534 (1993).

Rev. of Precedent Inflation (by Susan W. Brenner). 40 Fed. B. News & J. 316 (1993).

Rev. of The Last Full Measure: The Life and Death of the First Minnesota Volunteers (by Richard Moe). 28 Ramsey County Hist. 25 (No. 2, 1993).

Rev. of Compelling Evidence (by Steve Martini). 39 Fed. B. News & J. 480 (1992).

Rev. of Murder in Minnesota (by Walter N. Trenerry). 26 Ramsey County History 26 (No. 3, 1992).

Rev. of Black Hills White Justice: The Sioux Nation Versus the United States 1775 to the Present (by Edward Lazarus). 39 Fed. B. News & J. 223 (1992).

Chapters
MRE 804-807. Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook, Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education (2008 & Suppl. 2010).

Preface. Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 2001.

Trial Briefs. The Minnesota Ultimate Trial Notebook III. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 2000.

Trial Briefs. The Minnesota Ultimate Trial Notebook II. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 1998.

Trial Briefs. The Minnesota Ultimate Trial Notebook. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 1997.

Client Intake. The Basics of Effectively Preparing Your Case in Minnesota. Minneapolis, MN: Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 1996.

Other
Author. "Tribute to Hon. Edward J. Devitt." Congressional Record. 27 September 2013. (click here for full text)

Contributor. Yale Biographical Dictionary of American Law. 2009.

Contributor. Testimony: Remembering Minnesota's Supreme Court Justices, Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society (2008).

Research/Edit. Establishing Justice in Middle America: A History of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in Jeffrey B. Morris (2007).

Co-author. Report on Pro Bono Appellate Programs, Pro Se-Pro Bono Committee, Council of Appellate Lawyers, American Bar Association (2005).

Editorial Committee Member. Appellate Practice Manual, Iowa State Bar Association (2004).

Editor's Note. Dissents of Judge Donald P. Lay (2003).

Play. The Wide-Brimmed Hat, Susan Kuehn Boyd (2002).

Remarks. Unveiling of Portrait of The Honorable John B. Sanborn, Jr., 277 F.3d XLIII (November 15, 2000).

Editor. One Hundred Years of Progress : The History of Veterinary Medicine in Minnesota (by P. Arnold and H.C.H. Kernkamp). Minneapolis: Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum, 1994.

Researcher/Editor. The Federal Appeals Process: Wither We Goest? The Next Fifty Years (by Donald P. Lay). 15 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 515 (1989).

Researcher. Libel Law and the Press: Myth and Reality (by Randall Bezanson, Gilbert Cranberg & Joseph Soloski) New York: Free P, 1987.

Article contributor. RCBA Barrister, Vols. 12-present (1998-present).

Reviewer of articles on business organizations and administrative law. Recent Literature, 43 & 44 Bus. Law. (B. Helldorfer ed.1987-1989).

Presentations & Conferences
Course Planner. Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society, Legal History, Nine Days In June, Minnesota State Bar Association, Mankato, Minnesota (June 16, 2010) and Rochester, Minnesota (June 22, 2010)

Speaker. Mastering Courtroom Evidence Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (January 11, 2010)

Panel Moderator. Panel Conversation on the Federal Courts, Minnesota Landmarks, Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota (November 14, 2009)

Speech. Generations of Sanborns: Minnesota’s Prominent Judicial Family, Minnesota Landmarks, Landmark Center, St. Paul, Minnesota (November 14, 2009)

Presenter. Providing Pro Bono Representation for Unemployment Compensation Appeals, Appellate Practice Section, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 19, 2009)

Presenter. Eighth Circuit Practice and Procedure (Understanding Minnesota Appellate Practice and Procedure Series), Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 12, 2009)

Speaker. Judge Edward J. Devitt Courtroom Dedication Ceremony, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota (June 8, 2008)

Course Chair. Technology and the Appellate Courts & Small Group Discussions with Circuit Judges, Eighth Circuit Bar Association, St. Paul, Minnesota (November 12, 2008)

Panel moderator. Establishing Justice in Middle America, Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference, Chicago, Illinois (August 14, 2008)

Panel Moderator. Thirty Fourth Annual Federal Court Practice Seminar, Federal Bar Association Minnesota Chapter, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 26, 2008)

Presenter. Second Appellate Practice Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 18, 2008)

Speaker. Gerald W. Heaney Federal Building, U.S. Courthouse, and Custom House Dedication, U.S. General Services Administration, Duluth, Minnesota (October 6, 2007)

Speaker. Memorial Session in Honor of the Honorable Donald P. Lay, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, St. Louis, Missouri (September 26, 2007)

Speaker. Tenth Anniversary of the United States Courthouse, Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 10, 2007)

Speech. Tribute to the Honorable Donald P. Lay, Annual John M. Mason Memorial Luncheon, Minneapolis, Minnesota (June 6, 2007)

Speaker. Mom Always Like You Best—Probate and Trust Litigation, Probate and Trust Law Section, Minnesota Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 23, 2007)
Appellate Practice Institute, Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 26 Jan. 2007, Minneapolis, MN.

Presenter. “Intersections of Technology and Appellate Practice.” American Bar Association, Council of Appellate Lawyers of Appellate Judges Conference, 12 June 2004, Chicago, IL.

Planning Committee. Eighth Circuit Asylum Appeals Project, Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights, et. al. Minneapolis, MN. 3 October 2003.

Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Appellate Practice Institute, 24 Sept. 2003, Minneapolis, MN.

Presenter. “Understanding the Implications of the Pine Island Case.” Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section, 22 Jan. 2003, Minneapolis, MN.

“Unemployment Insurance: Law & Process.” Minnesota Legal Services Coalition, 25 Oct. 2002, St. Paul, MN.

State and Federal Court Historical Societies' Fifth Annual Meeting, Annual Meeting of the American Association for State and Local History, 28 Sept. 2002, Portland, OR.

Presenter. “Probate & Trust Litigation – What Trial Lawyers Think Non-Litigators Need to Know About Probate and Trust Litigation.” Minnesota State Bar Association - Litigation Committee, Probate & Trust Law Section, 17 July 2002, Minneapolis, MN.

Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Appellate Practice Institute, 28 Aug. 2001, St. Paul, MN.

Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, Complex Business Litigation, 20 March 2001, Minneapolis, MN.

Unveiling of Portrait of the Honorable John B. Sanborn, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, St. Paul, MN (November 15, 2000).

Presenter. “Winning by Motion - Resolving Dilemmas in Motion Practice.” Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 12 Nov. 1999, Minneapolis, MN.

Course Chair. Federal Bar Association-Minnesota Chapter, Twenty-Third Annual Federal Court Practice Seminar, 21 Apr. 1997, Minneapolis, MN.

Presenter. “The Basics of Effectively Preparing Your Case in Minnesota.” Minnesota State Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, 17 Oct. 1996, Minneapolis, MN.

Presenter. “Current NAGPRA Issues and Trends: The Positive and Negative Aspects of the Law.” American Association of Museums, Annual Meeting, 6 May 1996, Minneapolis, MN.

Presenter. “Litigation Regarding the Preservation of Proprietary Trade Secret Information.” Iowa Law School, Continuing Legal Education, Corporate Law Conference, 13 Oct. 1995, Iowa City, IA.

Presenter. “Honoring the Honorable Donald P. Lay.” Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference, 5 Aug. 1993, Colorado Springs, CO.

Presenter. “Repatriation and Access to Collections, Coming to the Circle: Communities and Museums Working Together.” Science Museum of Minnesota and Native Arts Circle, 25 Apr. 1993, St. Paul, MN.

Presenter. “Presentation of the Portrait of the Honorable Donald P. Lay.” United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, 15 Oct. 1992, St. Paul, MN.

Presenter. “Judiciary Historical Societies and Programs: New Sources for Legal History in the 1990s (District Historical Branch Programs).” Annual Meeting of the American Association for State and Local History, 18 Sept. 1992, Miami, FL.

Presenter. “Honoring the Honorable Harry A. Blackmun.” Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference, 24 July 1992, Minneapolis, MN.

Presenter. “Responding to Requests Made of Museums for the Repatriation of Cultural Patrimony.” American Bar Association, Annual Meeting, 6 Aug. 1990, Chicago, IL.

Presenter. “Pro Bono Representation in Unemployment Compensation Appeals.” Minnesota State Bar Association, Appellate Practice Section, Minneapolis, MN.
 

News and Press Releases

July 05, 2017
Thirty Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List

May 23, 2017
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized for 2016 Pro Bono Service

October 24, 2016
Benchmark Litigation 2017 Recognized Winthrop & Weinstine as “Highly Recommended”

August 15, 2016
Twenty-Six Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named to 2017 “Best Lawyers In America” List

July 05, 2016
Forty-Six Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 27, 2016
Winthrop & Weinstine Ranks Among Leaders in Chambers USA 2016

May 16, 2016
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized for 2015 Pro Bono Service

April 28, 2016
Thomas H. Boyd Elected to American Academy of Appellate Lawyers

October 29, 2015
Benchmark Litigation 2016 Recognized Winthrop & Weinstine as “Highly Recommended”

August 17, 2015
Twenty-Five Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named to 2016 “Best Lawyers In America” List

July 07, 2015
Twenty-Nine Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List

June 04, 2015
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized for 2014 Pro Bono Service

May 22, 2015
Winthrop & Weinstine Ranks Among Leaders in Chambers USA 2015

February 20, 2015
Successful Appeal Results in Reversal of Conviction and Release for Pro Bono Client

November 04, 2014
Benchmark Litigation 2015 Recognized Winthrop & Weinstine as "Highly Recommended"

August 18, 2014
Twenty-One Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named to 2015 “Best Lawyers In America” List

July 07, 2014
Twenty-Eight Attorneys Named to Super Lawyers List

May 27, 2014
Winthrop & Weinstine Recognized by 2014 Chambers USA

May 15, 2014
Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Recognized for 2013 Pro Bono Service

October 18, 2013
Tom Boyd Argues Case Challenging Minnesota’s Next Generation Energy Act

October 03, 2013
Thomas H. Boyd’s Tribute to Judge Devitt Cited in the Congressional Record

August 15, 2013
Twenty-One Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named to 2014 “Best Lawyers In America©” List

July 08, 2013
Twenty-Four Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers®

June 19, 2013
Minnesota State Bar Association Recognizes Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys for 2012 Pro Bono Service

May 28, 2013
Chambers USA Once Again Lists Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., as a Top Firm in General Commercial Litigation and Real Estate

February 21, 2013
Thomas H. Boyd, Shareholder at Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., Named as One of the “Attorneys of the Year”

September 19, 2012
Twenty Two-Attorneys from Winthrop & Weinstine Named to “Best Lawyers in America” List

July 12, 2012
Five Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Honored by Chambers and Partners®

July 09, 2012
Twenty-Three Winthrop & Weinstine Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers®

June 21, 2012
Chambers USA Once Again Lists Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., as a top firm.

March 08, 2012
Thomas H. Boyd Participates in Justice Simonett CLE

September 13, 2011
Seventeen Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®

July 12, 2011
Minnesota Super Lawyers® Includes Over Twenty Attorneys at Winthrop & Weinstine

June 14, 2011
Chambers USA Lists Winthrop & Weinstine as a Top Firm & Recognizes Five Attorneys

April 15, 2011
Winthrop & Weinstine Once Again Recognized by Chambers USA as a Leading Minnesota Firm

December 21, 2010
Winthrop & Weinstine Celebrates This Holiday Season with the Help of Local Talent

November 22, 2010
Sixteen Shareholders Named to Best Lawyers in America

Honors & Awards
  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Member, 2016
  • "Local Litigation Star," Benchmark Litigation, 2015-2017
  • MSBA North Star Lawyer for Pro Bono Service, 2012-2017
  • "Attorney of the Year," Minnesota Lawyer, 2013
  • Recommended in Litigation: Appellate, from Chambers USA, 2011-2017
  • Recommended in Litigation: General Commercial, from Chambers USA, 2011-2012
  • Donald P. Lay Award of Special Merit, 2008
  • The Best Lawyers in America©
    • Appellate Practice, 2009-2017
    • Commercial Litigation, 2009-2017
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2010-2017
    • Litigation - Trusts and Estates, 2016-2017
  • American Law Institute, elected 2005
  • "Attorney of the Year," Minnesota Lawyer, 2006
  • "Leaders in their Field," Chambers USA
  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers®, 2000-2017
    • Listed in "Top 100", 2006, 2009-2017
    • Listed in Top 40 Business Litigation Attorneys, 2004, 2006-2009
    • Listed in Top Appellate Attorneys, 2000-2003
  • Rising Stars, Minnesota Law & Politics, 1999
  • Honorary Member, Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
  • Note and Comment Editor, Iowa Law Review, 1986-1987

Community
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • American Bar Association
    • Business Law Section
    • Council of Appellate Lawyers
      • Board of Directors, 2003-present
      • Chair of Pro Se-Pro Bono Committee
    • Legal Education Section
    • Litigation Section
  • Federal Bar Association – Minnesota Chapter Pro Se Program, 2003-2005
    • Board of Directors, 1991-2005
    • Vice President - Membership, 2000-2001
    • Vice President - Planning, 1996-1997
    • Treasurer, 1997-2000
  • Eighth Circuit Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, 2004-2010
    • President, 2008
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Section
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Section
      • Chair, 2005-2006
      • Vice Chair, 2004-2005
      • Secretary/Treasurer, 2003-2004
      • Governing Council, 2000-2008
      • Chair of Pro Bono Subcommittee, 2002-present
    • Civil Litigation Section
    • Probate and Trust Section
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
    • Appellate Practice Section
  • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, 2000-2004
    • Second District Ethics Committee, 1998-2004
    • Memorials Committee, 1996-present
    • Diversity Committee, 1996-present
  • American Judicature Society

Other Activities
  • Federal Advisory Committee for the Eighth Circuit, 1999-2001
  • Historical Society of the United States Courts in the Eighth Circuit
    • President, 1999-2001
    • Board of Directors, 1990-present
    • President, Court of Appeals Branch, 1990-present
    • President, District of Minnesota Branch, 2001-present
  • Iowa Law School Foundation
    • Class Agent, 1987-1993
  • Minnesota Humanities Commission
    • Board of Directors, 1992-2000
    • Vice Chair, 1996-1997
  • Minnesota Landmarks
    • Board of Directors, 2000-present
    • Vice Chair, 2006-present
    • Chair, Space Planning Committee, 2003-present
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Historical Society
    • Board of Directors, 2008-present
    • Chair, 2009
    • Vice Chair, 2008
  • Minnesota Veterinary History Museum
    • Board of Directors, 1997-present
  • Ramsey County Historical Society
    • Board of Directors, 1991-1996 and 2005-present
    • President, 2009-2010
    • First Vice President, 2007-2008
    • Editorial Board, 1990-present
  • Campaign for Legal Aid, Urban Leadership Committee, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal
         Services, 2000-present
  • William Mitchell College of Law
    • Law Center Steering Committee, 1998-2000
 
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