Gregory Simpson

Gregory Simpson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Meagher + Geer, P.L.L.P.
 | 33 South Sixth Street, Suite 4400
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-337-9672
Fax: 612-877-3138
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Greg is primarily a litigator who defends lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and other professionals against claims of malpractice and breach of fiduciary duties; represents companies in the construction and energy production industries in commercial litigation of all types; represents insurance companies in coverage disputes and affirmative anti-fraud litigation; defends their policyholders against liability claims and suits; defends employers against claims by employees; and a wide variety of additional kinds of cases.

    Greg’s practice and legal skill set developed and expanded with the needs of his clients – businesses of all sizes, from sole proprietorships to large insurance companies. Clients often want a single lawyer on “speed dial” to troubleshoot their legal questions – on whatever topic – as they arise. They want their lawyer to answer the phone and respond to emails promptly. Greg does answer his own phone – sometimes on the first ring – and he prides himself on being responsive. Clients know their lawyers have other demands on their time, but they should never feel that the other clients are in the way.

    Though he began his career as a large case litigator and continues to enjoy the intensity of courtroom work, early on Greg found it equally rewarding to advise businesses about how to stay out of court. Greg has served as outside General Counsel for many companies, advising them on everything from their initial business formation and startup issues to their ultimate sale, dissolution or merger – “sunrise to sunset.” Along the way, he handles their legal issues of almost every kind, including in the areas of employment (drafting and enforcement of employment contracts and non-competes, employment law compliance audits, discrimination charges), customer and vendor contracts and disputes, insurance coverage advice, regulatory matters, account collection and litigation of all sorts. Greg’s practice illustrates the old saying that “The law is a seamless web.” Commercial contract review and drafting are regular services that Greg provides for his for business clients. Greg is a Qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

    About Gregory Simpson

    Admitted: 1989, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® (Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, S.C.), 2020, Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers of America® , Best Lawyers, 2020
    • JD, cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1989
    • Awarded the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, AV® Preeminent ™ (AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies), 2018
    • Minnesota Law Review , 1988
    • International Moot Court, 1987

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Rule 114 Qualified Neutral (Mediator), 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Chair, The Hennepin Lawyer Editorial Committee, 2013-15
    • Co-Chair of Hennepin County Bar Association's Torts and Insurance Practice Section, 2013-2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Twin Cities Trout Unlimited, advisor to the Board, 2019
    • Officer, Prospect Park Co-Op Legacy Fund, 1996-present (501c3 non-profit grant-giving organization) Hennepin County Bar Association Ethics Committee, 1997-2010; Committee Member, The Hennepin Lawyer Editorial Committee, 2013-present (Chair, 2013-15).

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


    • Favorable jury verdict for insurer in first-party property coverage lawsuit, Amplatz v. COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Co., 12-cv-1758 (PAM-JSM) (D. Minn.) (Magnuson, J.), 2015

    Representative Clients:

    • COUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company
    • Schwan's Home Service, Inc.
    • CNA Financial
    • Nationwide (Scottsdale Insurance Co.)
    • S.T. Cotter Turbine Services, Inc.
    • TurbinePROs, LLC
    • Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company
    • Essentia Health
    • Bird Island - Hawk Creek Mutual Insurance Company
    • Three Angels Broadcasting Network, Inc.
    • State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
    • Thrivent Financial

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Minnesota Law Review, 1988

    Educational Background:

    • Reed College, BA, Political Science, 1984

    Industry Groups

    • Accounting
    • Construction
    • Insurance
    • Legal
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    Office Location for Gregory Simpson

    33 South Sixth Street
    Suite 4400
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

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    Last Updated: 2/17/2021

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