February 18, 2010 Minnesota Lawyer names Alan Milavetz as one of its Attorneys of the Year.
Alan S. Milavetz has been a trial lawyer for 25 years. His Minnesota practice includes motor vehicle, wrongful death, medical malpractice, brain injury and spinal injury cases. A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, Mr. Milavetz is also a certified rule 114 arbitrator and a civil law mediator. He is licensed to practice law in all Minnesota State and Federal Courts and is a member of the Minnesota and American Association for Justice. Mr. Milavetz is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a group of plaintiffs' lawyers who have achieved million dollar verdicts, awards, or settlements.
Mr. Milavetz is strongly committed to helping those in need, professionally and personally. Mr. Milavetz is an active community member. He is a leadership award recipient and serves as a director on numerous boards. He has participated in overseas humanitarian missions in the former Soviet Union and Israel and is an avid genealogist. Mr. Milavetz and his wife have four children.
Mr. Milavetz recently litigated the case of Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et. al. v. United States of America and obtained an order declaring portions of the Bankruptcy Act of 2005 unconstitutional. The 8th Circuit issued its decision at; Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. U.S., 541 F.3d 785, (8th Cir. 2008) The Supreme Court of the United States has granted certiorari on June 8, 2009. The case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on December 1, 2009, and its decision was issued on March 8, 2010. http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/09pdf/08-1119.pdf
Mr. Milavetz has resolved thousands of claims arising out of wrongful death, automobile accidents, brain injuries, personal injury and medical malpractice. Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. is also proud to announce that Alan S. Milavetz has again been named as one of Minnesota's Superlawyers. A Superlawyer is an individual who has been voted as one of Minnesota's top 5% of attorneys by other attorneys. In 2008, Mr. Milavetz was selected as a 'Top 100 Trial Lawyers' by The American Trial Lawyers Association. In 2007, Mr. Milavetz was selected as a Top 40 Personal Injury Attorney by Minnesota Law & Politics. Alan Milavetz is rated AV by the respected, nationwide Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The ratings are developed by obtaining confidential opinions from lawyer adversaries and judges before whom the lawyer has appeared. Ability rating categories are A, B, C, and no rating. An 'A' rating is the 'very high to preeminent' category, the highest rating possible. It signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence, recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. The 'V' rating is the highest for adherence to ethical standards, reliability, and diligence.
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Admitted: 1985, Minnesota
Professional Webpage: www.milavetzlaw.com/Bio/AlanMilavetz.asp
Honors and Awards: The American Trial Lawyers Association is a national organization composed of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers from each state. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as trial lawyers, both civil plaintiff and criminal defense., Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009, Dec/Jan 2009 Article naming Haag case as one of the Lawsuits of the Year., Lawsuits of the Year, Last Call For Sidelines, Mn Law & Politics, 2008, The 2007 Minnesota's 'Top 40 Personal Injury Lawyer' survey was published in the June/July edition of Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine. Over 18,000 ballots were sent to randomly selected attorneys across Minnesota. Minnesota attorneys were asked to name peers that they considered to be outstanding lawyers in the field of personal injury law., Top 40 Plaintiff Personal Injury Attorneys, Minnesota Law & Politics , 2007, Lawdragon has...asked the nation's best lawyers and their clients whom they'd trust with their own legal matters. The Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America are the result of that quest., The LawDragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America, The Lawdragon 3000, 2006, Multiple Appearances., Top Personal Injury Recoveries, Minnesota Law & Politics, Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is the most prestigious group of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 3000 members throughout the country (with several members in Canada and England.) Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members., Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Dr. David Tennenbaum Leadership Award , Dr David Tennenbaum Leadership Award, UJFC, St Paul, Mn L & P list of the state's top plaintiffs' P.I. lawyers. 2000., Minnesota's Top Personal-Injury Lawyers, Mn Law & Politics, Dec/Jan 2009 Article naming Milavetz Gallop & Milavetz v United States as one of the Lawsuits of the Year, Milavetz Gallop & Milavetz challenge of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. 'Attorneys in Minnesota may soon be able to speak freely with clients facing bankruptcy, thanks to Alan Milavetz and Chad Schulze.', Lawsuits of the Year, Gagged and Bound, Mn Law & Politics
Special Licenses/Certifications: United States Supreme Court, 2008, Rule 114 Arbitration Certification , 1996, Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Mediation Skills Training , 1996, License, US Tax Court , 1986, United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
Bar/Professional Activity: Member, Hennepin County Bar Association, Member, Dakota County Bar Association, Member, Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, American Bar Association, Member, American Association for Justice, Member, Minnesota Association for Justice, Member, Cardozo Society.
Pro bono/Community Service: Campaign Chair, United Jewish Fund & Council , 2002, Trustee, Mt. Zion Congregation, St Paul , 2001, TTSP 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Organizer, Chair, Committee Member , 2001, Executive Committee Member, United Jewish Fund & Council, St Paul , 1998, President, 2004-2006, United Jewish Fund & Council, St. Paul. The United Jewish Fund and Council unites, sustains and enhances the St. Paul area Jewish community and strengthens bonds with Jewish communities in Israel and around the world. , President, 2004, Henry Sibley Debate Boosters, Inc, a 501c3 Corporation , Vice President, Henry Sibley Debate Boosters, Inc., 2005-present , Board Member and Officer, Friends of B'nai Abraham. The Friends of B'nai Abraham Synagogue is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of Jews on the Iron Range and reuse of the one remaining Jewish monument on the Iron Range, the B'nai Abraham Synagogue in Virginia. One of the goals of the Friends to see that this structure become a center for the celebration of the Iron Range's cultural and spiritual diversity. , Past Board Member, Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest , St. Paul Public Member, Harry Kay Foundation, 2004-2006
Scholarly Lectures and Writings: Speaker, 'Effects of Bankruptcy on Personal Injury Claims in Recessionary Times.', Faculty, American Association for Justice, Winter Convention, AAJ, 2010, Multiple, Speaker, Jewish Genealogy, Synagogue Restoration
Verdicts and Settlements: Multiple Appearances in 'Top Verdicts', Mn Law & Politics
Representative Clients: Minnesota Injury Victims and their Families
Other Outstanding Achievements: Received Minnesota Lawyer 'Attorneys of the Year 2009' Award, 2010, Featured in ABA Journal, A Debt Defying Act. Courts say part of embattled bankruptcy law violates First Amendment. , 2009, CNN, Guest Appearance, The Nancy Grace Show, 2008, Twice listed in Dec/Jan 2009 Lawsuits of the Year, Minnesota Law & Politics, Listed in 2009-2010 Mn Law & Politics Lawsuit of the Year., Featured in The National Law Journal, Nov 30,2009, 'Big Fight for a Small Firm.'