Blackwell Burke P.A. is a minority-owned law firm consisting of true players in the Fortune 500 legal market. We handle high-stakes complex litigation, class actions, and trials. Our attorneys represent clients in the most challenging litigation, often involving novel legal or scientific issues.
Our attorneys have been honored to receive the following distinctions: • BTI “Client Service All-Star” • Benchmark Litigation Minnesota “Stars” and “Future Star” • “Life Sciences Star” by LMG Life Sciences • “Leading Lawyer for Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense” by the Legal 500 • Burton Award for Legal Achievement • Minnesota Attorney of the Year • Minnesota Minority Business Owner of the Year • Minnesota Equal Justice Award • “Rising Stars” and “Super Lawyers”
Blackwell Burke P.A. serves as national counsel, national coordinating counsel, national trial counsel, or lead counsel for:
• 3M Company • Cargill, Incorporated • ConAgra Foods, Inc. • Exxon Mobil Corporation • General Mills, Inc. • Graco Inc. • Medtronic, Inc.
Jerry W. Blackwell, firm chairman and founder, serves as national counsel and national trial counsel for major corporations including 3M Company, General Mills, Inc., and ConAgra Foods, Inc. His practice areas include class action defense, commercial litigation, food industry defense, labor and employment, products liability, and toxic tort litigation.
Mr. Blackwell has received numerous honors, including: being a BTI Client Service All-Star; being named a Benchmark Litigation Star and Minnesota Attorney of the Year; receiving the Minnesota Minority Business Owner of the Year Award; and the Minnesota Equal Justice Award. In 2011, Governor Mark Dayton appointed Mr. Blackwell to serve as an at-large member of the Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection.