Vincent J. Moccio, Esq. represents plaintiffs in the areas of product failure, personal injury, pharmaceutical and medical device failures, medical malpractice and civil rights.
He became “of counsel” with Bennerotte & Associates in 2015 after 27 years practicing in these areas with another large Minneapolis law firm.
In his over three decades representing plaintiffs, Mr. Moccio has handled hundreds of medical device and pharmaceutical cases in MDL litigation and represented thousands of clients in class action lawsuits
Mr. Moccio was counsel in two groundbreaking Minnesota bellwether pharmaceutical trials involving compulsive gambling caused by the Parkinson’s drug Mirapex. He has represented thousands of clients in MDLs and class actions nation-wide. He was part of the Minnesota tobacco litigation team, representing the State of Minnesota and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota against the tobacco industry resulting in a historic settlement of over $6 billion. He also had the unfortunate honor of being one of several attorneys that represented the families of Paul, Sheila and Marcia Wellstone and three aides killed when their plane crashed in 2002. He has successfully represented numerous plaintiffs injured by products ranging from rock crushers to farm equipment to elevators and in horrific car accidents. He has argued successfully in the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Eight Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Moccio was recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics in 2003 and 2005 through 2019. He received the 1998 Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association’s “Member of the Year” award as part of the Minnesota Tobacco Litigation Team and has been recognized by Trial Lawyers Care, Inc., the New Jersey Bar association and the Minnesota Bar Association for pro bono work on behalf of the families of victims of the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center.
Mr. Moccio is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Minnesota and well as the Seventh and Eight U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Dakota, and the U.S. District Court for Western District of Wisconsin. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University and his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law, J.D., cum laude (1987).