Robert Bennett

Managing Partner


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Winning matters to Bob Bennett. That is why he is a perennial “Super Lawyer” and was selected by Minnesota Lawyer as one of their “Attorneys of the Year” for 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. He has won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements with regularity and over a span of four decades.

In the past 10 years alone, Bob was the lead trial lawyer in many high profile cases, including the Abbey Taylor pool drain wrongful death case ($8+ million), the police shooting of Duy Ngo ($4.5 million), the mechanical asphyxiation of David Cornelius Smith ($3.075 million), the Frank Baker K-9 and Saint Paul officer misconduct case ($2 million), the Koochiching County ($2 million) and Stearns County ($1.45 million) jail suicide cases and the civil rights case regarding the police killing of Philando Castile ($2.995 million). In May of 2019, Bob and his team negotiated the $20 million "transformational" settlement in the Section 1983 wrongful death case involving the murder of Justine Ruszczyk by Minneapolis Police officer Mohamed Noor.

Bob is an active, successful trial lawyer who handles all types of civil matters, including cases involving civil rights law and police misconduct, auto and truck accident cases, product liability cases, and commercial disputes of all types, more often on behalf of the plaintiff. He is always looking for new challenges and would like to talk to you about yours.


J.D., University of Minnesota
A.B., University of Notre Dame, 1973, cum laude

Professional Recognition

Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989 – Present
Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, 1989 – Present
Attorney of the Year – Minnesota Lawyer (2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017)
Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2005 – Present
American Board of Trial Advocates, 2008 – Present


Minnesota Bar Association
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Minnesota Association for Justice

Meet Bob Bennett

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Robert's Awards & Honors