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Certified Civil Trial Specialist


American Board of Trial Advocates

James G. Vander Linden

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LeVander & Vander Linden PA

29175 Treasure Island Trailway

Danbury, WI 54830

  • Experience

    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.

  • Practice Areas

    False Claims Act  •  Whistleblower Claims

    Workers’ Compensation Claims

    Personal Injury

    Motor Vehicle Accidents

    Product Liability

  • Accomplishments

    •  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

        Bar Associations

    •  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

  • Recognition

    Minnesota Law and Politics Super Lawyer

    AV rated by Martindale Hubble

  • Publications

    • "Damages:  Increased Risk of Harm" Minnesota Cause of

    Action Manual

    •  Second Ed., Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association –

    Contributing author, 1990

  • Seminar Speaker

    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”

  • Employment

    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

    Western Wisconsin

    2011 Admitted to United States District Court for Massachusetts

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