Alan S. Milavetz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Brooklyn Center, MN

Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A.
 | 1915 57th Avenue North, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
Phone: 612-444-5604
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2011, 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Workers' Compensation: Claimant (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Alan S. Milavetz has been a trial lawyer for 33 years. His Minnesota practice includes motor vehicle, wrongful death, brain injury, spinal injury and Mass Tort cases. Mr. Milavetz has resolved thousands of claims arising out of wrongful death, automobile accidents, brain injuries, personal injuries and medical malpractice.

A graduate of William Mitchell College of Law, Mr. Milavetz is also a certified rule 114 arbitrator and a civil law mediator. He is licensed to practice law in all Minnesota state and federal courts and is a member of the Minnesota and American Association for Justice. Mr. Milavetz is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, representing a group of plaintiffs’ lawyers who have achieved multi-million-dollar verdicts, awards or settlements.

Mr. Milavetz is strongly committed to helping those in need, professionally and personally. Mr. Milavetz is an active community member. He is a leadership award recipient and serves as a director on numerous boards. He has participated in overseas humanitarian missions in the former Soviet Union and Israel, and is an avid genealogist. Mr. Milavetz is a Graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy. He and his wife have four children.

In 2010, Minnesota Lawyer Named Alan Milavetz as One of Its Attorneys of the Year.

Mr. Milavetz litigated the case of Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et. al. v. United States of America and obtained an order declaring portions of the Bankruptcy Act of 2005 unconstitutional. The 8th Circuit issued its decision at Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. U.S., 541 F.3d 785, (8th Cir. 2008). The Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari on June 8, 2009. The case was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on December 1, 2009, and its decision was issued on March 8, 2010. You can find the Supreme Court's opinion construing the Bankruptcy Reform Act at 130 S. Ct. 1324 (2010).

Alan S. Milavetz has been named as one of Minnesota's Super Lawyers more than 15 times. A Super Lawyer is an individual who has been voted as one of Minnesota's top 5 percent of attorneys, by other attorneys. In 2008, Mr. Milavetz was selected as a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by The American Trial Lawyers Association. In 2007, Mr. Milavetz was selected as a Top 40 Personal Injury Attorney by Minnesota Law & Politics. Alan is also rated AV* by the respected, nationwide Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The ratings are developed by obtaining confidential opinions from lawyer adversaries and judges before whom the lawyer has appeared. Ability rating categories are A, B, C and no rating. An "A" rating is the "very high to preeminent" category -- the highest rating possible. It signifies that the lawyer has reached the heights of professional excellence, recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. The "V" rating is the highest for adherence to ethical standards, reliability and diligence.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents

Workers' Compensation (10%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Focus Areas

Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Class Actions, Toxic Torts

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2011, 2015 - 2018

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White Papers

  • Recurring Blog Page (2014) - Regular, recurring Blog posts on matters relevant to consumers. 

  • Effects of Bankruptcy On Personal Injury Claims In Recessionary Times - The paper addresses the issues presented to a personal injury attorney that arise should his or her client file for bankruptcy protection.  It was presented at The winter AAJ Convention. 

  • About Alan Milavetz

    Admitted: 1985, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage: http://www.milavetzlaw.com/our-attorneys/alan-s-milavetz

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2009
    • Top 100 Trial Layers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
    • Top 40 Personal Injury Attorneys, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2007
    • Minnesota's Top Personal-Injury Lawyers, MN Law & Politics, 2000
    • Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America, 2006 - Present
    • The Nancy Grace Show - CNN Guest Appearance, 2009 - Present
    • Minnesota Super Lawyers: Fifteen Years
    • Attorney of the Year Award, Minnesota Lawyer, February 18, 2010 - Present
    • Minnesota Law & Politics Superlawyer, January 1, 2004 - Present
    • Multiple Appearances in Top Verdict, Minnesota Law & Politics, 2000 - 2001
    • Annual Dinner Chair, Cardozo Society Annual Dinner, 2017
    • Dr. David Tennenbaum Leadership Award, UJFC (United Jewish Fund and Council), St. Paul
    • Member, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Top Personal Injury Recoveries, Minnesota Law & Politics, multiple appearances
    • The Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in America, 2006 and 2007
    • Lawsuits of the Year, Gagged and Bound, Minnesota Law & Politics, Dec/Jan 2009
    • Lawsuits of the Year, Last Call For Sidelines, Minnesota Law & Politics, Dec/Jan 2009
    • Minnesota Super Lawyers: Ten Years
    • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubble Law Directory
    • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Attorneys of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, February 18, 2010

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Minnesota State Bar Association Certified Mediation Skills Training, 1996
    • Rule 114 Arbitration Certification, 1996

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
    • Cardozo Society, Steering Committee
    • Cardozo Society, Member
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2000 - Present
    • National Trial Lawyers, Member
    • Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association (MTLA)
    • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
    • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member
    • American Bar Association, 1985 - Present
    • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member
    • Dakota County Bar Association, Member
    • Hennepin County Bar Association, Member
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
    • U.S. Tax Court, 1986
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1985
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1985
    • Minnesota, 1985

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Twin Cities Cardozo Society Annual Dinner Co-Chair, 2017
    • Minnesota State Bar Association recognition of pro bono legal services., 2016
    • Junior Achievement Upper Midwest Volunteer, Olson Middle School., 2015
    • Chair, Central Budget Review Committee, JewishFederation of Greater St. Paul, 2014
    • Recognized at Cardozo Society as Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid Society, 2013
    • Judge, American Bar Association, 2013-14 Negotiation Competition.  Law Student Division., 2013
    • President, Henry Sibley Debate Boosters, Inc., a 501c3 Corporation, 2004
    • Volunteer Attorney, SMRLS Legal Aid Clinic
    • Volunteer Attorney, Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota
    • Chair, CBRC, 2016
    • Board Member, Jewish Historical Society of Upper Midwest, 1995 - 1996
    • United Jewish Fund Council President, 2004 - 2006
    • Cardozo Society Legal Aid Clinic, Steering Committee, Member
    • Vice President, Friends of B'nai Abraham, 2004 - Present
    • St. Paul Public Member, Harry Kay Foundation, 2004 - 2006
    • Board Member, Jewish Historical Society of the Upper Midwest, 1995 - 1996
    • Board Member and Officer Friends of B'nai Abraham
    • Vice President, Henry Sibley Debate Boosters, Inc., a 501c3 Corporation, 2005 - 2010
    • President, The United Jewish Fund & Council unites, 2004 - 2006
    • Executive Committee Member, United Jewish Fund & Council, St. Paul, 1998 - 2010
    • Organizer, Chair, Committee Member, TTSP 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, 2001 to present
    • Trustee, Mt. Zion congregation, St. Paul 2001 - 2005
    • Campaign Chair, United Jewish Fund & Council 2002 - 2003

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Genealogy Seminars
    • Mock Trial, Minnesota Mock Trial, 1990
    • Speaker Multiple, Jewish Genealogy, Synagogue Restoration
    • Speaker, "Milavetz v. U.S., Implications for Practitioners", May 6, 2010, Minnesota C.L.E.
    • Faculty, American Association for Justice, Winder Convention, AAJ, 2010
    • Speaker, "Effects of Bankruptcy on Personal Injury Claims in Recessionary Times"
    • Speaker, American Bar Association, 2010
    • Speaker, ABA Seminar, "Are You A Debt Relief Agency? The Consequences of Milavetz v. U.S."

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et. al. v. United States of America, 130 S. Ct. 1324, 2010
    • The 8th Circuit issued its decision at Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A. v. U.S., 541 F.3d 785, (8th Cir. 2008) The Supreme Court of the United States has granted certiorari on June 8, 2009
    • Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., et. al. v. United States of America and obtained an order declaring portions of the Bankruptcy Act of 2005 unconstitutional

    Representative Clients:

    • The Upper Midwest
    • Minnesota Injury Victims and their Families

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Graduate, F.B.I. Citizens Academy, 2015
    • Featured in Pioneer Press story regarding unsafe crosswalks on Snelling Ave., 2015
    • CNN, Guest Appearance, The Nancy Grace Show, 2009
    • Featured in ABA Journal, "A Debt Defying Act. Courts say part of embattled bankruptcy law violates First Amendment", 2009
    • Featured in William Mitchell periodical with father, "Mitchell Alums Robert Milavetz ’63 and Alan Milavetz ’84 headed to U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1"
    • Featured in The National Law Journal, Nov 30,2009, "Big Fight for a Small Firm"

    Educational Background:

    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, B.A., Major: Speech - Communications, 1980
    Office Location for Alan S. Milavetz

    1915 57th Avenue North
    Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

    Phone: 612-444-5604

     

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