Garth J. Unke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Stich, Angell, Kreidler, Unke & Scattergood, P.A.
 | 250 Second Avenue South, The Crossings Building, Suite 120
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Phone: 612-333-6251
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Minnesota attorney Garth J. Unke is a senior partner at the law firm of Stich, Angell, Kreidler, Dodge & Unke, P.A. Representing clients in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities metropolitan area and all outstate venues in Minnesota. Mr. Unke handles construction litigation and personal injury cases involving wrongful death and catastrophic injury. He has represents clients in cases involving insurance coverage disputes and employment litigation.

Mr. Unke graduated from Winona State University in 1982 and went on to earn his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago three years later. He has practiced in Illionois since 1985 and Minnesota since 1988.

Certified as a specialist in civil trial law by the Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification, Mr. Unke has handled numerous complex trials in the states of Minnesota and Illinois. Throughout his three decades of practice, he has successfully defended many clients in complex injury, sex abuse, construction and personal injury matters.

In addition to his courtroom experience, Mr. Unke also has a great deal of experience in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation. He has served as a mediator on over 150 cases. He has successfully defended clients through arbitration and frequently serves as an arbitrator himself through the American Arbitration Association. He is listed as a qualified neutral mediator through the Minnesota Judicial Branch's alternative dispute resolution system.

Mr. Unke belongs to the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association and the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Mr. Unke's achievements have earned him respect within the legal profession. Among other honors throughout his career, he has received the rating AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible from the peer-review service.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (40%)

Personal Injury - Products (30%)

Personal Injury - General (30%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

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About Garth Unke

Admitted: 1988, Minnesota

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Honors and Awards:

  • “Top 100 Super Lawyer” 2009
  • “Super Lawyer” since 2006
  • “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association
  • Qualified Neutral Mediator

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • Winona State University, B.A., 1982
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Office Location for Garth J. Unke

250 Second Avenue South
The Crossings Building, Suite 120
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Phone: 612-333-6251


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Last Updated: 11/29/2016

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