Mark  Kosieradzki

Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
3675 Plymouth Blvd #105
PlymouthMN 55446
(763) 746-7800
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Mark R. Kosieradzki is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” in addition to recently receiving his 21st Super Lawyer award.


Mark is a past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), is a past Chairperson of the AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group, is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.


According to a recent article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune “Many in the industry say [Mark Kosieradzki] is more feared than state regulators.” Mark is honored to represent victims of abuse and neglect.


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Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION

Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, Juris Doctorate, 1979

Iowa State University Ames, Iowa, B.S., 1975


SPECIALTY CERTIFICATIONS

Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1988

Civil Trial Specialist, Certified by the Minnesota Bar Association, 1989

Diplomat of Trial Advocacy, National College of Advocacy, 1999


EMPLOYMENT

Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC; President 3675 Plymouth Blvd., Suite 105 Plymouth, MN 55446

Kosieradzki Law Firm; Principal 3675 Plymouth Blvd., Suite 105 Plymouth, MN 55446

Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum, McCoy & Carey, Ltd.; Shareholder Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402 1980 to 1996

Judicial Law Clerk Honorable Urban J. Steimann Third Judicial District of Minnesota 1979 – 1980


Professional Associations

Aletheia Institute 2010 President Elect

Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota

Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin

AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group

Executive Board Chair 2003 – 2004

Executive Board 2002 – 2004

National College of Advocacy – Diplomat

Minnesota Association for Justice formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association

Officer:

President 1994-95

President Elect 1993-94

Vice President 1992-93

Secretary 1991-92

Treasurer 1990-91

Board of Governors 1988 – 2002

Finance Committee 1989 – 1990

Education Committee 1988 – 1994

Executive Committee 1989 – 2002

Amicus Committee 1988-1990, 1993 – 1994

Public Interest Committee (Co-Chair) 1994 – 1995

Long-Range Planning Committee 1988, 1990, 1993

Legislative Committee (co-chair) 1990 – 1991

Elder Law Litigation Committee

American Association for Justice Formerly known as The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Lawyer Legion

Sustaining Member:

Board of Governors, 1995 – 2000

Faculty – National College of Advocacy, 1989 – Present

Public Education Committee, Chair 1995- 1998

Regional Director – Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 1993

Student Trial Advocacy Competition Committee, 1993, 1995

Law Student Services Committee, 1994 – 1995

Law Student Mentor, 1992 – 1994

Paralegal Advisory Task Force, Chair 1994 – 1995

President’s Counsel 1994 – 1995

Trial Magazine, Peer Review

Curriculum Development Committee 1999 – Present

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice 1999 – Present

AAJ Press Advisory Board 2002 – Present

AAJ Exchange Advisory Board 2005 – Present

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs’ Lawyers in American 2006 – present

Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys 2004 – 2006

The Tort Think Tank 2004

Minnesota Bar Association

Civil Trial Specialty Certification Council 1989 – 1990

Certification Review Panel 2002

American Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Ethics Committee 1988 – 1989

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA):

President 2003-2004

President – Elect 2002-2003

Treasurer 2001-2002

Aletheia Institute – Board of Regents

NCA Board of Trustees

August 1, 2007 – July 31, 2010

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum, November 13, 2012

The Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, November 13, 2012


Professional Recognition

Best Lawyers in America 2014 List

Named as one of the “Best Law Firms in America,” by U.S. News & World Report, 2014

The National Trial Lawyers top 100 Trial Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America 2007 – Present

Minnesota Monthly – The State’s Most Respected Attorneys

Minnesota Monthly – Top Lawyers in Minnesota – 2011

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Minnesota Law & Politics, Minnesota’s Top 100 Attorneys

Martindale Hubbell Law Directory – AV Rating

Leading American Attorneys

Consumer Guide to Leading Attorneys in Minnesota

Minnesota Law & Politics, Super Lawyer for 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Who’s Who International

1996 Law & Politics, Tort King

First Court, Inc., Designated Trial Judge

Who’s Who in American Law

National Registry of Who’s Who; Life Member #98984

Mpls-St. Paul Magazine “Top Lawyers”, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Minnesota Law & Politics, Minnesota’s Top Personal Injury Attorneys, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


BAR ADMISSIONS

Iowa, 1979

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa, 1979

U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa, 1979

Eighth Circuit Court, 1979

Minnesota, 1980

U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, May 15, 1980

U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1989

Wisconsin, 1988


PUBLICATIONS

“30(b)(6): The Most Underused Weapon in the Arsenal.” The Basics and Beyond – Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association 2012 Annual Convention (June 2012)

“Dealing with Elder Abuse and Neglect Lawsuits”, Chapter in Inside the Minds: Elder Law Litigation Strategies – Published by Thomson Rueters and Aspatore (2012)

Editorial: “Avoid Common Pitfalls in Deposition”, Trial Magazine (February 2009)

“Keep Discovery Civil – When Opposing Counsel Obstructs or Deflects Your Access to Evidence, Look to the Rules and Long-Settled Case Law for Relief. Both are on Your Side”, Trial Magazine (June 2008)

“Exhaust the Witness’s Knowledge” tip from “Depositions for Dummies – New Techniques Making it Simple”, taken from AAJ’s Winter Convention, Good Counsel Column, Trial, (April 2007)

“Deposition Notebook,” West Publishing (July 2005)

“It’s All in the Documents,” Trial Magazine (July 2005)

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