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Last updated: 5/25/2016
J. Selmer Law, P.A.
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J. Selmer Law, P.A.
500 Washington Avenue South
Suite 2010
Minneapolis
Minnesota
55415  United States
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612 338-6005 (Phone)
612 338-4120 (Fax)
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  J. Selmer Law, P.A. (“JSL”) offers clients the highest quality legal representation at reasonable rates. We stress the importance of knowing each of our client’s special needs and at directing our collective efforts at meeting those needs. We understand that taking the time to truly know our client’s businesses, visions and goals is key to our firm’s success. We work hard to develop and maintain close partnerships with our clients, whether they are individuals, private businesses, or public agencies.
  Attorney James Selmer’s primary strength is his exceptional ability to understand his clients’ needs. At the same time, he has a sharp ability to assess the true objectives of his clients’ adversaries. James applies his unique skills to both litigation and transactional matters, regardless of whether a particular case presents simple or complex issues. He analyzes client matters meticulously, taking the time to know his clients’ strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of the opponent, in order to serve his clients’ best interests.

James has more than 38 years’ experience handling a variety of complex multi-party cases in state and federal district courts. He has extensive experience in virtually all phases of the litigation process from pretrial to trial to the appellate level. He focuses his practice in the areas of insurance litigation, complex business and commercial litigation, product liability, general liability claims, labor and employment law, contracts, and real estate matters, including eminent domain, condemnation litigation and title clearance matters.

His use of sound judgment and common sense, along with effective communication, negotiation and trial skills, have yielded numerous favorable results for his clients throughout the years.

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

Commercial Litigation & Complex Business Disputes
General Liability & Negligence Claims
Insurance Defense & Related Issues
Product Liability
Contracts
Labor & Employment Law
Real Estate Litigation, including Eminent Domain/Condemnation/Title Clearance Matters and Opinions
Worker’s Compensation

EDUCATION:

University of Wisconsin Law School – Madison, Wisconsin, J.D., 1977
University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin, B.A. Economics, 1974, Honors Distinction

COURT ADMISSIONS:

Minnesota – State and Federal District Courts
Wisconsin – State and Federal District Courts
Florida – United States District Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:

Member of National Association Minority and Women Owned Law Firms
Member Claims Litigation Alliance
Member Defense Research Institute
Member Minnesota Association Black Lawyers
Member North Central Minority Supplier Diversity Council
Past Interim Commissioner Minnesota State Lottery Commission

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Past Board Member School District Education Foundation
Sponsor Minnesota Youth AAU Basketball
Urban League Supporter
Directory Listing Information
 
J. Selmer Law, P.A.
 
MINNESOTA:Eden Prairie
MINNESOTA:Golden Valley
MINNESOTA:Lakeville
MINNESOTA:Minneapolis
MINNESOTA:Minnetonka
MINNESOTA:Richfield
MINNESOTA:Saint Paul
 
CIVIL TRIAL:
CONSTRUCTION:
CONTRACT:
CORPORATE:
DEFAMATION:
INSURANCE:Auto
INSURANCE:Bad Faith
INSURANCE:Construction
INSURANCE:Coverage
INSURANCE:Directors and Officers
INSURANCE:Employment Practices
INSURANCE:Environmental and Toxic Tort
INSURANCE:Errors and Omissions
INSURANCE:Extra Contractual Liability
INSURANCE:General Liability
INSURANCE:Governmental Entity
INSURANCE:Homeowners
INSURANCE:Premises
INSURANCE:Product Liability
INSURANCE:Professional Liability
INSURANCE:Property
INSURANCE:Third Party
INSURANCE:Transportation
INSURANCE:Umbrella
INSURANCE:Worker’s Compensation
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Application For Registration
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Comprehensive Search
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Arbitration
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trademarks-Court Proceedings
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trade Secrets-Arbitration
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY:Trade Secrets-Court Proceedings
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:ADA (litigation)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Advising on Employee Matters
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Agency Investigations
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Arbitration
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Class Actions
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Counseling
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Drafting Employee Handbooks / Policies / Documents
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FLSA (litigation)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FLSA (non-litigation)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:FMLA (litigation)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Harassment / Discrimination / Retaliation
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Internal Investigations
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Labor
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Multidistrict Litigation
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:NLRB
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:OSHA (litigation)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:OSHA (compliance)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Sarbanes-Oxley
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Service Contract Act
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Title VII
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Trade Secret
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Wage & Hour (litigation)
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT:Whistle Blowing
LAND USE & ZONING:
LITIGATION:
PRODUCT LIABILITY LITIGATION:
REAL ESTATE:Acquisitions, Leasing & Dispositions
REAL ESTATE:Eminent Doman
STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT:
TRANSPORTATION:
TORT:
 
MBE
 
3-5
 
>20
 
Minnesota
North Dakota
South Dakota
Wisconsin
 
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
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