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August 9, 2018

GBB’s Robert Bennett, Andrew Noel and Marc Betinsky Prove Section 1983 Dog Bite as a Matter of Law

In an important 20 page opinion, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota, John R. Tunheim, ruled in favor of GBB’s client, Desiree Collins, stating that this “is the very rare § 1983 case where the plaintiff has proved her case as a matter […]
August 8, 2018

Attorney Andrew S. Birrell Sworn In as Treasurer of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

Washington, DC (Aug. 1, 2018) – Andrew S. Birrell was sworn in as Treasurer of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s annual meeting in Miami Beach, FL, on July 29. He has previously served on NACDL’s board of directors and serves as the Co-Chair of […]
July 26, 2018

Andrew Birrell Featured on KSTP’s Court Observers Story

GBB’s very own criminal defense attorney Andrew Birrell was featured KSTP Channel 5’s story on local court observers reaction to President Trump’s second supreme court nomination. Click the link below to watch the video on KSTP’s website. Click here to view the video.
May 10, 2018

Paul Dworak and Katie Bennett Featured in Attorney at Law

GBB’s Paul Dworak and Katie Bennett were featured in the 2018 Next Generation issue of Attorney at Law. They both became partners after five years of practice and, today, they are using their fighter’s mindset to tackle tough cases for their clients. Click here for the full article.    
April 16, 2018

GB&B Featured in Star Tribune Article for Minnesota Police Misconduct Payouts

The Star Tribune researched police misconduct payouts from 2007-2017. GB&B’s civil rights team handled 8 of the 11 more than million-dollar payouts over that time period. Further, the team is responsible for nearly half the total amount paid out by Minnesota cities and counties, which does not include another $20 […]
March 29, 2018

Star Tribune Discusses Potential Payout in Noor Shooting

Although the focus of Minnesota is currently on the murder and manslaughter charges against Officer Mohamed Noor, the Star Tribune on Tuesday posted an article discussing the likely outcome in a likely civil case, with Robert Bennett representing the family. The article discussed a couple earlier cases, including one Gaskins […]
January 31, 2018

Police K-9s Continue to Pose Problems for Law Enforcement

GBBS civil rights attorneys recently filed three federal lawsuits in the wake of the $2 million Frank Baker settlement. Baker settled with St. Paul in 2017 for what was the largest settlement the City has agreed to pay. Baker had been hospitalized for two weeks due to a police K-9 […]
January 29, 2018

Robert Bennett on HLN – Freeman convenes grand jury to get 35 Minneapolis police officers to cooperate in the Ruszczyk investigation

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman has convened a grand jury to gather evidence regarding Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor’s shooting of Justine Damond Ruszczyk. So far, 35 Minneapolis police officers have been subpoenaed to testify, including Matthew Harrity, Noor’s partner the night Justine was killed. GBBS’s Robert Bennett spoke with […]
January 27, 2018

Robert Bennett named Attorney of the Year

GBBS’s Robert Bennett was named a 2017 Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for his work with the family of Philando Castile.  Castile was shot and killed by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6, 2016.  Castile had been pulled over and informed Yanez that he had a […]
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