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Certified Civil Trial Specialist
American Board of Trial Advocates
James G. Vander Linden
LeVander & Vander Linden PA
29175 Treasure Island Trailway
Danbury, WI 54830
Mentored by ethical and true professionals of a preceding generation, Jim’s early post law school training focused on “doing the right thing” and fighting for the less fortunate. Thirty-five years later Jim’s passion is helping the “little guy”. Nothing inspires him more than involvement with the process of resolving the issues of a person victimized by overwhelming greed and irresponsibility.
Jim has tried many jury trials throughout Minnesota and represented clients throughout the United States. He has had the privilege of representing injured workers and their families regarding disabling and sometimes fatal work related injuries.
Representing relators in False Claims litigation is a logical extension of his professional career. In this context, corporate greed and dishonesty is exposed by courageous individuals who face employment discrimination and termination.
False Claims Act • Whistleblower Claims
Workers’ Compensation Claims
Motor Vehicle Accidents
• American Board of Trial Advocates (Inducted 2010)
• Member of Svenska Sallskapet, a club consisting of 100
members who gather to celebrate their Swedish heritage.
Member since 2000. Served as President 2010 and 2011.
• Hennepin County, Minnesota State and American
• Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota (Member, Board
of Governors, 1996 –, Treasurer 2000 - 2001, Secretary 2001 –
2002, Dean-Elect 2002 – 2003, Dean 2003 - 2004)
• Minnesota Association for Justice f/k/a Minnesota Trial Lawyers
Association (Member, Board of Governors, 1987-1997)
• American Association for Justice a/k/a The Association of
Trial Lawyers of America
• Civil Trial Specialist certified by the Civil Litigation Section,
Minnesota State Bar Association.
• Standing Committee for No Fault Insurance – Arbitrator 1988 –
• Minnesota Legal Assistant Institute – Instructor 1987-1990
Minnesota Law and Politics Super Lawyer
AV rated by Martindale Hubble
• "Damages: Increased Risk of Harm" Minnesota Cause of
• Second Ed., Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association –
Contributing author, 1990
MTLA – December 11, 1996 – “Medical Subrogation”
MTLA – May 24, 2000 – “Dealing With HealthCare Subrogation”
ACTLM – March 2003 – “Subrogation in Personal Injury Claims”
MTLA – April 23, 2003 – “Dealing with HealthCare Subrogation”
MTLA – February 24, 2006 – “Naig, Reverse Naig, and
No Naig Release”
MNAJ – May 20, 2010 – “Good Faith Seminar”
MSBA – June 22, 2010 – “Board Certified Civil Trial Specialists
6th Annual Member Rewards Seminar, Topic: Good Faith”
1975-1976 Law Clerk--Hennepin County District Court
1976 Present LeVander & Vander Linden, P.A.
Education and Bar Admissions
1972 University of Minnesota B.A.
1975 University of Minnesota J.D.
1975 Admitted to bar, Minnesota; admitted to U.S. District Court,
District of Minnesota.
1995 Admitted to United States Supreme Court.
2011 Admitted to United States District Court for
2011 Admitted to United States District Court for Massachusetts
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