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
University of Wisconsin Law School – Madison, Wisconsin, J.D., 1977 University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin, B.A. Economics, 1974, Honors Distinction
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
Past Board Member School District Education Foundation Sponsor Minnesota Youth AAU Basketball Urban League Supporter
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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