Richard Ruohonen

Richard Ruohonen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bloomington, MN

TSR Injury Law
 | 7760 France Avenue South, Suite 820
Bloomington, MN 55435
Phone: 952-832-3590
Fax: 952-835-8900
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Rich Ruohonen practices exclusively in the area of personal injury, focusing on cases involving automobile collisions, traumatic brain injury, product liability, medical malpractice and other personal injury claims. Rich earned his B.A. from Hamline University and his J.D. cum laude (with honors) from the Hamline University School of Law. He is a member of the Board of Governors of Minnesota Association for Justice. He serves as President Elect for MAJ and will be the President starting August 2018.  He frequently speaks at legal seminars on personal injury matters and spends time at the state legislature advocating and dealing with legislation that affects injured persons.

Rich has tried numerous jury trials with signifciant success. In 2014 alone, he has tried a traumatic brain injury case resulting in a verdict over $300,000 and a amputation case resulting in a vedict of over $2.3 million dollars.  Rich also tried a recent case where a young boy was sexually assaulted at a daycare and received a verdict of just over $6,000,000.  Rich is well-known for his success in and out of the courtroom and has become one of the most well-known personal injury lawyers in the State of Minnesota.  

Rich is currently the President of the Minnesota Association for Justice from August 2018 - August 2019.  This organization mission is to protects consumer rights, strengthen and ensure access to the civil justice system, hold coporations and wrongdoers accountable, and provide education to trial attorneys throughout the State of Minnesota.

Rich is also an accomplished national athlete in sport of the curling.  He has competed at the National and World Championshp level and narrowly missed qualifying for the 2014 Winter Olympics and recent took second in 2018 Olympic Trials again narrowly missing the Olympics. His team also finished 2nd in the U.S. National Championship in February 2017 and won the National Championship in March 2018. He went on to represent the United States of America in 2018 in Las Vegas taking 5th place in the World Championship.  At age 47, Rich was the oldest athlete playing in that event.   Rich is married to his wife Sherry and they have two children, Hannah (age 16) and Nicholas (age 13).  Hannah is an all-conference high school softball player.  Nicholas plays hockey and baseball.

About Richard Ruohonen

Admitted: 1996, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.tsrinjurylaw.com/rich-ruohonen

Honors/Awards:

  • Rich was selected as Minnesota Lawyers Attorneys of the Year in 2011 and in 2014 and was inducted into the Circle of Excellence as a multiple time winner of this award.  He was again selected just recently in 2016 and is one of the few attorneys ever to be selected for this honor on three or more occasions., Minnesota Lawyer, 2011
  • Rich was selected Member of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Justice in recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service on beahalf of the Minnesota Association for Justice.  Rich served on the Board of Governors and worked tirelessly on numerous committees includiong the Continuing Legal Education and Legislative committees. Rich is currently on the officer track and is serving as the Vice President of MAJ.  Rich will be president of MAJ in 2018., Member of the Year, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2010
  • Rich was selected the Excellence Award Winner by the Minnesota Association of Justice for his ouststanding contributions and tireless effort for the Minnesota Association for Justice., Minnesota Association of Justice Excellence Award Winner, 2008

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Rich is an active member of the St. Paul Curling Club and Four Seasons Curling Club. Rich helps out with youth coaching and general teaching of the sport of curling among children and adults and other sports involving his children including baseball and softball.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Rich has written a ground-breaking article on traumatic brain injury entitled "Debunking the Top 10 Myths of Traumatic Brain Injury: Effective Cross Examination of the Defense Neuropsychologist." The article was published in the Minnesota Association for Justice magazine, and Rich has rewritten the article for publication in the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association magazine. Read Attorney Rich Ruohonen's traumatic brain injury article.  Rich has authored  other articles as well and is frequent speaker for the Minnesota Association for Justice.

Verdicts/Settlements:

  •  J.K. v. New Horizons - This case involved a little boy who was sexually and physically abused while at a New Horizons Kid's Quest facility in Mille Lacs, Minnesota.  Rich and his partner Chuck Slane tried this case to a jury in Janaury 2015 and resulted in a $13.5 Million verdict.  The verdict was subsequently thrown out by a Hennepin County District Court Judge vy Bernhardson due to claimed passion and prejudice of the jury.  The case was tried again in November 2015 and this time resulted in a verdict of over $6 Million., 2015
  • Stulberg - Rich and partner Chuck Slane tried this case, which involved a 91-year old woman who lost her leg in a crash when she rearended a car in front of her after a mattress had fallen off of a car in traffic causing everyone to swerve.  Ms. Stulberg hit her brakes but ended up on the box spring of the mattress and slid into the car in front of her.  This verdict was for approximately $2.4 Million and there was only a $50,000.  The case continues in current litigation against American Family Insurance to collect the balance of the verdict., 2014

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Rich is an avid curler and won the 2008 adn 2018 U.S. National Curling Championships. He competed against curling teams from around the world in the World Curling Champioships taking 5th place in 2018.  Rich has competed in several different Olympic Trials for curling and recently took second place in the 2018 Olympic trials, narrowly missing the Olympics.  Rich has competed in many U.S. National Championships.  Rich has traveled the world curling in places like China, Japan and Germany and has competed all over the United States and Canada.

Educational Background:

  • Rich graduated from Spring Lake Park High School in 1989.  He then received his Bachelors of Arts degree from Hamline University in 1993.  Rich then went on to the Hamline University School of Law and received his law degree in 1996.  Rich is also a sought after speaker in his profession as a personal injury lawyer and gives numerous presentations in continuing legal education courses for many different organizations, including the Minnesota Association for Justice.

Industry Groups

  • Minnesota Association For Justice
Office Location for Richard Ruohonen

7760 France Avenue South
Suite 820
Bloomington, MN 55435

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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