Gregory N. McEwen

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Inver Grove Heights, MN

McEwen & Kestner, PLLC
 | 5850 Blackshire Path, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: 651-224-3833
Fax: 651-223-5790
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Gregory N. McEwen practices throughout the United States from offices in suburban St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota.  With his firms, McEwen Law Firm and McEwen and Kestner, he provides legal representation for cases involving defective drugs and medical devices, business litigation, burns and explosions, trucking accidents, product liability, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, and more. He and his firms have recovered in excess of $400,000,000 for clients.

Mr. McEwen earned his law degree from Valparaiso University Law School in Valparaiso, Indiana. He is also a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. He is licensed to practice law in all Minnesota courts and numerous courts around the United States. 

Mr. McEwen has worked on numerous high-profile cases over the course of his career, and has been featured in a variety of national newspapers and television news programs. He and his cases have been highlighted in publications including the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. His cases have also been on ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN News. 

Taking an active role in various professional and community organizations, Mr. McEwen has been on the board of directors for the Minnesota Association for Justice and participates in the American Inns of Court, an organization devoted to improving quality and civility in the legal profession. He is also a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice and the Attorneys Information Exchange Group. He is also a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Personal Injury - Products (50%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Products Liability

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2004, 2006 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2004

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About Gregory McEwen

Admitted: 1997, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: www.minnesotainjury.com/gregory-mcewen.html

Honors/Awards:

  • Minnesota Law & Politics, Minnesota's Top Personal Injury Attorneys, 2004 - 2017
  • Super Lawyers, Minnesota, 2004-2017
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Minnesota Association for Justice 1996-Present
  • Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
  •  Minnesota Association for Justice
  • Member, American Inns of Court
  • Member, Million Dollar Roundtable
  • Member, Attorneys Information Exchange Group
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • Minnesota
  • Member, The American Association for Justice, 1997 - Present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Fire! - Back to the Basics, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, February 12, 2002
  • Premises Liability - Explosions, November 13, 2002
  • Oops They Did It Again! Overcoming Common Defense Strategies and Tactics - Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, January 14, 2005
  • Preparation of the LP Gas, Fire, or Explosion Case from Investigation Through Trial, National Association of Subrogation Professionals - Subrogator, 2005

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • $20 Million Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries A propane explosion in a Richland, Iowa, home killed seven people and injured eight. The eight survivors sued the homeowners and various companies in the supply and distribution chain responsible for the propane and the pipeline on the homeowners’ land. The case reportedly is the largest personal injury settlement in Iowa history. $9.6 Million  Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries & Death One Plaintiff suffered severe chemical burns and another died when an anhydrous ammonia tank ruptured, spilling 1,500 gallons of the chemical, and then exploded.  It was found that there was a failure to warn users about the necessity for periodic inspections and testing of anhydrous ammonia tanks and about the dangers of the chemical. See in news $8.3 Million  Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries & Death Plaintiffs had complained about a gas smell in their house, but were assured that nothing was wrong. Days before the explosion, which killed the husband and burned more than 50 percent of the wife’s body, the plaintiffs’ gas detectors were set off. One of the defendants told the plaintiffs to unplug the detectors because they were too sensitive. The settlement was reached through arbitration. $5.9 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries & Death Three children were severely burned when a propane leak caused their house to explode without warning.  The gas distributors failed to conduct a required gas check inspection which would have detected the leak, there was a failure to warn of the defective nature of a propane warning agent and there was a failure to encourage use of gas detectors. $4.9 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability/Defective Drug Recovery for a middle-aged woman due to a recalled drug used for weight loss. $3 Million  Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries After their house exploded, plaintiffs say defendants did not warn them about a defective propane warning agent. $2.2 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Paraplegic A defectively designed motor vehicle was cited as the cause of an on-road SUV rollover in which plaintiff, due to a roof crush, sustained catastrophic injuries rendering him a paraplegic. $1.8 Million  Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries R.K. suffered second and third degree burns as a result of a gas explosion. The court ruled that the retailer did not warn of the potential of the gas to lose its odor; therefore, retailer should have suggested the use of a gas detector.  $1.7 Million  Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries A propane company failed to warn of the defective nature of a chemical, including the tendency of odor to fade; therefore, it should have encouraged the use of gas detectors. M.B., a high school senior, suffered burns due to an explosion. $1.45 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries The defendants failed to warn of dangers following a new power line installation. The power line caused a fire that trapped the plaintiff in a shed, where he suffered severe burns. $1.25 Million 2004 - Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Motor Vehicle Accident Injury: Traumatic Brain Injury A 16-year-old passenger received a traumatic brain injury after the vehicle the teenager was in hit another vehicle. $1.25 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries The plaintiff suffered burns on 29 percent of his body, including second and third degree burns on his face, when a retailer and other defendants failed to warn of the defective nature of a propane warning agent. The propane retailer and other defendants failed also to tell plaintiffs to buy and use a propane gas detector. $1.125 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Automotive Injury: Paraplegic A Ford Explorer swerved to avoid a deer, causing the vehicle to roll over. The passenger sustained a spinal injury, rendering him paraplegic. This is the first lawsuit in Minnesota involving the alleged tendency of Ford Explorers to roll over. See in news article 1 and article 2 $1.1 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability/Defective Drug Recovery for a middle-aged woman due to recalled drug used for weight loss. $1.085 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability Injury: Severe Burn Injuries Plaintiff suffered burns to 27% of his body, including second and third degree burns on face, hands, back and legs, due to an LP gas explosion in which retailers and other defendants failed to warn of the defective nature of a propane warning agent.  The propane retailer and other defendants also failed to advise the plaintiffs to obtain and utilize a propane gas detector. $1.049 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability/Defective Drug Recovery for a 78 year-old woman due to recalled drug. $1 Million Gregory N. McEwen Type of Action: Product Liability/Defective Drug Recovery for a 54-yeard old woman due to recalled drug  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Herald (Grand Forks, ND)
  • Forum (Fargo, ND)
  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul)
  • New York Times
  • Minnesota Lawyer
  • WCCO TV (Minneapolis St. Paul)
  • KSTP TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
  • KARE TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

Educational Background:

  • Luther Seminary, Master of Divinity
  • Concordia College, B.A.
Office Location for Gregory N. McEwen

5850 Blackshire Path
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

Phone: 651-224-3833

Fax: 651-223-5790

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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