Elizabeth M. Fors

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Robins Kaplan LLP
 | 800 LaSalle Avenue, Suite 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-349-8500
Fax: 612-339-4181
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2016
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Elizabeth M. Fors is an associate at Robins Kaplan LLP, the national litigation firm. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she focuses her practice exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, representing clients throughout the state as well as in North Dakota. Ms. Fors is admitted to practice before all state courts in both of those jurisdictions.

Ms. Fors provides advice and counsel to people who have been harmed due to the negligence of other parties. A significant portion of her practice has been centered on medical malpractice, and she has handled motor vehicle crashes and other similar matters as well. During her tenure at Robins Kaplan LLP, Ms. Fors has been able to obtain significant compensation for her plaintiff clients, both through jury awards and as a result of settlements that she has been able to negotiate with defendants and their insurers. One of her representative results was a verdict of $20.6 million on behalf of the surviving family members of a woman who died after a health care practitioner ignored critical lab tests, and another was a $1.655 million settlement in a case involving a motor vehicle accident.

Ms. Fors attended the University of Minnesota, where she majored in speech communications and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1996. After graduation, she spent several years as a television producer and then was a paralegal at a personal injury law firm before enrolling at what was then known as Hamline University School of Law. Ms. Fors continued working as a paralegal at that firm while in law school before being awarded her Juris Doctor summa cum laude in 2015. She serves on the board of governors of the Minnesota Association for Justice and is a member of several other professional groups.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (20%): Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Wrongful Death

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2018 - 2019

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About Elizabeth Fors

Admitted: 2016, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: https://www.robinskaplan.com/lawyers/elizabeth-m-fors

Honors/Awards:

  • Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2017
  • Listed in “The Top 100 Verdicts of 2017,” The National Law Journal
  • Named a “Minnesota Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2018-2019)
  • Named a “Member of the Year,” Minnesota Association for Justice (2018)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice, Mentor
  • North Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Ramsey County Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section Council
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers
  • Minnesota Association for Justice; Education Committee, Women for Justice Co-Chair (2016-2017), Board of Governors (2017-current)
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law Alumni Board, Student Representative (2015-2016)
  • Hamline University School of Law Alumni Board, Student Representative (2014-2015)
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law Alumni Board, Member (2016-Present)
  • Mitchell Hamline Alumni Board, Alumni Engagement Committee Co-Chair (2016-2017)
  • Jeremiah Program, Volunteer
  • Election Protection, Voter Helpline (866-OUR-VOTE), Volunteer (2016)
  • Dakota County Library Foundation, Board of Directors

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Litigation: Trial by Fire – Practical Tips for the New Trial Lawyer, Webinar, Minnesota CLE (August 8, 2019) Medical Malpractice: The Anatomy of a Case, Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 29, 2019) Inspiring Books and the Concrete Ways They are Used in Practice, Minnesota Association for Justice, Duluth, Minnesota (February 22, 2019) The Right Emotions in a Wrongful Death Case, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (January 24, 2019) Advanced Medical Malpractice, National Business Institute, Webinar (October 1, 2018) Enhancing Damages in Wrongful Death Case, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (September 18, 2018) Litigating a Malpractice Claim From The New Lawyers’ Perspective, Minnesota State Bar Association, St. Paul, Minnesota (March 29, 2018) Litigating a Malpractice Claim From The New Lawyers’ Perspective, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 27, 2018) Litigating a Malpractice Claim From The New Lawyers’ Perspective, Minnesota State Bar Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 22, 2018) Top 10 to Know about Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death, Minnesota Association for Justice, Minneapolis, Minnesota (March 12, 2018) Enhancing Damages in Wrongful Death Cases, Minnesota Association for Justice, Duluth, Minnesota (February 23, 2018) Boosting the Bottom Line: An Evidence Based Argument for Women in Leadership, Minnesota Women Lawyers, Minneapolis, Minnesota (April 21, 2017)

Educational Background:

  • Inver Hills Community College, Paralegal Certificate, 2008
  • University of Minnesota, B.A. in Speech Communications, 1996
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Office Location for Elizabeth M. Fors

800 LaSalle Avenue
Suite 2800
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-349-8500

Fax: 612-339-4181

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Last Updated: 10/16/2019

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