Alan Milavetz

Milavetz Gallop & Milavetz, PA - Brooklyn Center
1915 57th Ave N
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
(763) 560-0000

Alan S. Milavetz has been a trial lawyer for 36 years. His Minnesota practice includes motor vehicle, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal injury and Mass Tort cases. Mr. Milavetz has resolved thousands of claims arising out of wrongful death, automobile accidents, brain injuries, personal injuries and medical malpractice.

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, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, representing a group of plaintiffs' lawyers who have achieved multi-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 is a Graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. He and his wife have four children.

In 2010 and again in 2020 , Minnesota Lawyer Named Alan Milavetz as One of Its Attorneys of the Year.

Mr. Milavetz 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 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. You can find the Supreme Court's opinion construing the Bankruptcy Reform Act at 130 S. Ct. 1324 (2010).

Alan S. Milavetz has been named as one of Minnesota's Super Lawyers more than 18 times. . . .

Year Joined Firm

Areas Of Practice
Personal Injury 80%
Wrongful Death 10%
Mass Tort 5%
Employment 5%

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1985
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1985
U.S. Tax Court, 1986
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
J.D. - 1984
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota
B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1980
Major: Speech - Communications

Published Works
"A Debt Defying Act. Courts say part of embattled bankruptcy law violates First Amendment", ABA Journal, 2009
"Big Fight for a Small Firm", The National Law Journal, November 30, 2009

Classes & Seminars
Speaker, Milavetz v. U.S., Implications for Practitioners, Minnesota C.L.E., 05/06/2010 to 05/06/2010
Speaker, Effects of Bankruptcy on Personal Injury Claims in Recessionary Times, 2010 to 2010
Mock Trial, Minnesota Mock Trial, 1990 to 1990
Genealogy Seminars
Speaker, Are You A Debt Relief Agency? The Consequences of Milavetz v. U.S., ABA Seminar
Speaker, American Bar Association, 2010
Faculty, Winder Convention, American Association for Justice, 2010
Speaker, Multiple, Jewish Genealogy, Synagogue Restoration

Representative Clients
Injury Victims from Minnesota & The Upper Midwest

Published Works
"A Debt Defying Act. Courts say part of embattled bankruptcy law violates First Amendment", ABA Journal, 2009
"Big Fight for a Small Firm", The National Law Journal, November 30, 2009

Honors and Awards
Minnesota Law & Politics Top 40 Personal Injury Attorneys
Top Personal Injury Recoveries Minn. Law & Politics
Dr. David Tennenbaum Young Leadership Award, UJFC (United Jewish Fund and Council), St. Paul
Multiple Appearances in Top Verdict - Minnesota Law & Politics
Minnesota Law & Politics Superlawyer
Attorneys of the Year Award, Minnesota Lawyer
Minnesota Super Lawyers: Fifteen Years
Top 100 Trial Layers, American Trial Lawyers Association
Top 40 Personal Injury Attorney, Minnesota Law & Politics
AV Rated, Martindale-Hubble Law
Lawsuits of the Year, Last Call For Sidelines, Minnesota Law & Politics
Lawsuits of the Year, Gagged and Bound, Minnesota Law & Politics
The Nancy Grace Show - CNN Guest Appearance
Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America
Annual Dinner Chair, Cardozo Society Annual Dinner

Professional Associations and Memberships
American Association for Justice (AAJ), Member, Present
Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA)
American Bar Association, Member, 1985 to Present
Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member, 2000 to Present
National Trial Lawyers, Member
Minnesota Association for Justice, Member, Present
Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
Dakota County Bar Association, Member
Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
Cardozo Society, Member
Cardozo Society, Steering Committee

Pro Bono Activities
Friends of B' Nai Abraham, Vice President, 2004 to Present
Henry Sibley Debate Boosters, Vice President, 2005 to 2010
Cardozo Society Honor Roll, Present
United Jewish Fund Council President, 2004 to 2006
United Jewish Fund & Council, St. Paul, Executive Committee Member, 1998 to 2010
Mt. Zion congregation, St. Paul, Trustee, 2001 to 2005
Jewish Historical Society of Upper Midwest, Board Member, 1995 to 1996
Harry Kay Foundation, St. Paul, Public Member, 2004 to 2006
TTSP 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, Organizer, Chair and Committee Member, 2001 to Present
Friends of B'nai Abraham, Board Member and Officer
Henry Sibley Debate Boosters, Inc., President, 2004 to 2004
United Jewish Fund & Council, Campaign Chair, 2002 to 2003
CBRC, Chair, 2016 to 2016
Cardozo Society Legal Aid Clinic, Steering Committee Member
Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, Volunteer Attorney
SMRLS Legal Aid Clinic, Volunteer Attorney