Jeff has a track record of successfully representing clients in a variety of complex and important matters. His personal injury experience includes police brutality and other civil rights violations, medical malpractice, sexual assault, discrimination, negligent security, negligent shootings, dram shop, and commercial vehicle crashes. Jeff has also successfully represented business clients on shareholder buy-outs, non-compete issues, breaches of contract, tortious interference, unsecured claims in receivership, and a wide variety of other business matters. His creativity, tenacious work ethic, and expansive range of legal knowlege allows him to effectively advocate for his clients in many different areas of litigation.
He was named a 2013 “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer for his work on a $3.075 Million Dollar police brutality wrongful death — the largest police brutality wrongful death settlement in Minnesota History. Jeff was also part of a team of class counsel who obtained a $2 Million Dollar settlement for violations of the Drivers Privacy Protection Act — this settlement was reported to be the largest DPPA settlement in U.S. History.
From 2015 – 2017, Jeff has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Super Lawyers Magazine. He is one of the youngest lawyers ever to be named both a Minnesota Attorney of the Year and a Super Lawyer. He was also named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine in 2013 and 2014. Jeff has represented clients in high profile civil rights, medical malpractice, sexual assault, sexual discrimination and other claims that have garnered local and national media attention.
Jeff attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and as one of the top ten students in his class. In Spring 2016, Jeff served as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas, teaching Section 1983 Litigation. Prior to Newmark Storms, Jeff was a partner at a different Minneapolis law firm.
Jeff comes from blue collar, New Jersey roots, but earned entry into the prestigious Blair Academy, where he was a Prep National Wrestling Champion for the #1 ranked high school wrestling team in the country. Jeff then attended Davidson College, graduating with honors and as the W.E.B. Dubois winner for the best sociology major in his graduating class.