Timothy Schupp

Managing Partner


Timothy R. Schupp is a trial lawyer with over 35 years of experience. Tim is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor limited to the top 1% of the lawyers in the State of Minnesota. His peers in the Minnesota bar have elected him a “Super Lawyer,” every year since its inception in 1998, and he was named one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in the State in 2005, 2009, and 2011.

He has substantial trial experience in state and federal courts, both in Minnesota and across the country. He defends product liability cases and commercial cases for manufacturers in a number of industries, including power generation/energy, consumer appliances, aviation, industrial equipment, agricultural equipment, asbestos and sports and recreational equipment. He handles general liability matters for clients, including trucking accidents and premises liability. He also represents both insurers and policy holders in insurance coverage matters, including D & O, E & O, Professional Liability, and Financial Institution policies.

In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Tim handles appeals and arbitration matters. He consults with clients on insurance issues and risk management issues. He also has assisted clients with recalls involving the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.


J.D., University of Colorado, Order of the Coif, 1981
B.A., The Colorado College, magna cum laude, 1978

Representative Cases

Northern States Power d/b/a Xcel Energy et al. v. General Electric Company, et al.,

State of Minnesota, County of Sherburne, Tenth Judicial District.

Summary Judgment granted in $314 million property damage case based on the economic loss doctrine. Appeal pending.

Jorjann Blake, as Trustee for the heirs and next of kin of Brian R. Blake, deceased v. Maxwell Aircraft Services, Inc. et al.

State of Minnesota, County of Hennepin, Fourth Judicial District.

Aircraft accident case involving four fatalities. Obtained dismissal of propeller overhaul facility in pilot’s wrongful death case, based on Minn. Stat. § 544.41.

Monahan v. National Presto Industries, Inc.

United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Product liability case involving burn injury from deep fat fryer. Jury verdict in favor of product manufacturer.

J. Render v. J. Prins

State of Minnesota, County of Hennepin, Fourth Judicial District.

Obtained jury verdict in favor of real estate financier, after default by borrower.


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