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Lindell & Lavoie, LLP.
2420 Centre Village
431 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
Toll Free: 1.888.339.8811
Local: 612.339.8811
Fax: 612.349.6806

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JAMES LAVOIE1225714_1

Partner
Phone:
612-339-8811
888-339-8811 (Toll Free)
Fax:
612-349-6806

Jim Lavoie, a longtime resident of the Twin Cities and Milaca, Minnesota, exclusively representing persons who have been injured or who have lost loved ones. He has represented people with all degrees of injuries and loss, devoting his sincere attention and best efforts to all. He takes pride in offering clients the personal attention everyone wants and needs during the difficult time of a life altering injury or loss of a family member.
He attributes his success to his diverse experiences and qualifications, including:

  • Army helicopter pilot, 101st Airborne Div., Vietnam, 1970-71
  • Ag helicopter crop duster
  • Avid outdoorsman
  • Labor experiences in jobs such as truck driving, commercial debris hauling, truck and passenger tire service, concrete landscape product finishing, and mechanics
  • University of Minnesota honors graduate from both undergraduate school and law school
  • Mille Lacs County Attorney 1978-1985
  • Volunteer High School Mock Trial Coach and judge, Minnesota State Bar Association mock trial program
  • Volunteer Board Member, Milaca Scholarship Foundation
  • Member, Pagosa First, community organization, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Mr. Lavoie began his practice as a prosecutor, serving as Mille Lacs County Attorney, successfully prosecuting all levels of crime, including murder, rape, child sexual abuse, and financial crime. He went into private practice in St. Cloud in 1985, concentrating on civil litigation. In 1991 he moved his practice to Minneapolis where his work has been exclusively on behalf of injured people and families.

Still residing and active in Mille Lacs County, Jim is proud to say that a great many of his clients come from the central Minnesota region, as well as the metropolitan area.

Mr. Lavoie is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He’s been voted a Super Lawyer® in the area of personal injury in annual polls of Minnesota lawyers conducted by Minnesota Law & Politics and Mpls/St. Paul magazine. His is also qualified as a neutral arbitrator and mediator.

Besides the firm’s main office in Minneapolis, Jim maintains an office in Milaca, MN.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Drunk Driver Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defective Product Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence – 1977
    • Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1973
    • Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    • Major: Economics
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy – 1999

Honors and Awards

  • Voted Super Lawyer® (in top 5% of Minnesota lawyers) every year since 1998
  • Rated AV, highest rating of Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service, for ethical standards and legal ability since 1998 (top 14% of lawyers in America)
  • Member, American Society of Legal Advocates, by invitation extended to less than 2% of lawyers nationwide

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, Member

 

JAMES LAVOIE

Jim has been in practice for over 35 years and has litigated many notable cases, exceeding the parameters of this page to discuss them all. Please look over the “Results” page for just some of the cases Jim has successfully handled.

  • Voted Super Lawyer® (in top 5% of Minnesota lawyers) every year since 1998
  • Rated AV, highest rating of Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service, for ethical standards and legal ability since 1998 (top 14% of lawyers in America)
  • Member, American Society of Legal Advocates, by invitation extended to less than 2% of lawyers nationwide