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Notable Recoveries

2016 Notable Recoveries

  • $215,000 recovery for improper drafting of grantor trust documents and negligent estate planning advice which resulted in significant tax consequences.

2015 Notable Recoveries

  • $1,400,000 recovery for a bank who relied on its counsel as to when to redeem in a foreclosure proceeding. The trial court ruled the bank lost its entire mortgage and security interest when it failed to redeem prior to the sheriff's sale. The firm settled via mediation.
  • $200,000 recovery for land/quarry owner regarding negligent drafting of documents and legal description.
  • $77,500 recovery for a union member who sued his divorce attorney for negligent drafting of Qualified Domestic Relations Order which did not include what would happen if the spouse died before going into "pay status".

2014 Notable Recoveries

  • $425,000 recovery for Iowa limited liability company and managers/brothers relative to their lawyers failure to object, post judgment, to in excess of 650,000 in attorney fees that were then attached to the family farm which was then foreclosed upon.
  • $225,000 recovery regarding the negligent conversion from a Chapter 11 to a chapter 7 bankruptcy which resulted in the permanent loss of a lifetime monthly disability payment.
  • $75,000 recovery for failing to properly file a Proof of Claim by the Bankruptcy court deadline which resulted in the loss of the right for settlement payments from the debtor.
  • $50,000 recovery regarding botched bankruptcy filing resulting in loss of disability annuity.

Personal Injury

  • $650,000 recovery arising from a snowmobile accident. Our client was operating his snowmobile on a northern Minnesota lake when he collided with a snow berm that had been plowed up by a local resort owner who was hosting a snowmobile race, and wanted to establish a parking lot border on the lake for cars. Our client sustained serious lower extremity injuries and partial paralysis.
  • $350,000 recovery arising from a motor vehicle accident. Our client was a passenger in a vehicle driven by an individual under the influence of alcohol. The vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree at high speed. Our client sustained a brain injury. The recovery was against both the at-fault driver and the bar that the at-fault driver had been drinking at just before the accident.

Wrongful Death

  • $380,000 recovery arising from a motor vehicle accident. The defendant/at-fault driver of a commercial vehicle ran a red light and broadsided our client who was going through the intersection on a green light.
  • $175,000 recovery arising from a negligent City of St. Paul ambulance driver who backed over our 79-old client without using a spotter.
  • $215,000 recovery for improper drafting of grantor trust documents and negligent estate planning advice which resulted in significant tax consequences.
Call 651-312-6500 Or 1-877-373-5501


Patrick H. O'Neill, Jr.
Now Practicing At Larson King
30 East Seventh Street, Suite 2800
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-312-6500
Toll Free: 877-373-5501
Fax: 651-312-6618
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