Jeff has a track record of successfully representing clients in a variety of complex and important matters. Jeff handles high stakes personal injury cases and business disputes. He has helped clients recover in excess of $1 Million Dollars in matters involving sexual assault, civil rights violations, and medical malpractice. He has also successfully defended business clients on claims far in excess of $1 Million Dollars. Jeff’s business cases include shareholder buyouts, non-compete violations, fraud, and other business torts. His creativity, tenacious work ethic, and expansive range of legal knowledge 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. Jeff was lead counsel on over $2 Million Dollars in plaintiffs recoveries in 2017.
From 2015 – 2018, 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.