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4800 Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402

Established: 2001

Qualified Member Since: 2001

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Regulatory and Compliance
  • Professional Liability
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Asbestos Bankruptcy Management and Consulting

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About Us

Brownson PLLC, is a firm with a litigation practice before state and federal trial and appellate courts, and administrative agencies. The firm practices in the areas of insurance coverage, asbestos defense, North Dakota litigation, regulatory law, professional liability, asbestos bankruptcy management and consulting, toxic tort and environmental litigation, and workers' compensation defense work.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Attorneys


Kristi K. Brownson

Minneapolis, MN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Asbestos
  • Toxic Torts
  • Regulatory Law
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1995
  • North Dakota, 2004
Additional Biographical Details:

Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Law School (1998-2014); Adjunct Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (2017-2018)

Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • American Arbitration Association (Neutral, Panel of Arbitrators)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Concordia College, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1991
  • University of Minnesota, J.D. (cum laude), 1995

Born: 1969


Robert D. Brownson

Minneapolis, MN

Practice Areas
  • Asbestos
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Toxic Torts
  • Environmental Law
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1979
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (Chairman, Litigation Committee, Environmental Law Section, 1980-1990)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • St. Olaf College, B.A. (cum laude), 1975
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1979

Born: 1953


Joseph F. Lulic

Senior Attorney

Minneapolis, MN

Years of Experience: 40

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1978
  • Wisconsin, 1985
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
Education:
  • University of Minnesota, B.A., 1975
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 1978

Born: 1951


Caroline M. Terrio

Minneapolis, MN

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Wisconsin, 1998
  • Minnesota, 2002
Memberships:
  • Minnesota Hispanic and Hennepin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1993
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 1998
Language:
  • Spanish

Born: 1971


Olivia M. Cooper

Minneapolis, MN

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Asbestos
  • Regulatory Law
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2016
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • St. Olaf College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2013
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2016

Born: 1991


Kali A. Russen

Minneapolis, MN

Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2018
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Hartwick College, B.A., 2010
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, J.D., 2017

Sarah D. Shaich Squillace

Minneapolis, MN

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2005
  • Wisconsin, 2019
Memberships:
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Minnesota, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2002
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2005

Born: 1980

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(This firm also appears in the Regulatory and Compliance section of this publication)



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