Jeffrey S. Storms

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Newmark Storms Dworak LLC
 | 100 South Fifth Street, Suite 2100
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-455-7050
Fax: 612-455-7051
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jeff Storms is an attorney at Newmark Storms Dworak LLC in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Jeff litigates complex personal injury, civil rights, and sex abuse cases in Minnesota and across the Midwest.  

In 2013, Jeff was named an "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer for his work on a $3.075 Million Dollar police brutality wrongful death recovery — one of the largest police brutality settlements in Minnesota History.   In 2018, Jeff was named an "Attorney for the Year" for his work on the Kendrea Johnson foster child suicide case, which resulted in a $1.5 Million Dollar settlement.  Jeff was also part of a team of class counsel who obtained a $2 Million Dollar settlement for violations of the Drivers Privacy Protection Act — this settlement was reported to be the largest DPPA settlement in U.S. History.  His high profile cases have garnered local and national media attention.

In 2018, Jeff accomplished the rare feat of winning at the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals on back-to-back days in cases stemming from Jeff’s civil rights work in North and South Dakota.  Michael v. Trevena, 2018 WL 3733563 (8th Cir. Aug. 7, 2018) (reversing D.N.D. opinion); Rokusek v. Jansen, 2018 WL 3748516 (8th Cir. Aug. 8, 2018) (affirming D.S.D. opinion).

Jeff attended the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and as one of the top ten students in his class.  In Spring 2016, Jeff served as an adjunct professor at St. Thomas, teaching Section 1983 Civil Rights Litigation.  Prior to Newmark Storms Dworak, Jeff was a partner at a different Minneapolis law firm.

Jeff comes from blue collar, New Jersey roots, but earned entry into the prestigious Blair Academy, where he was a Prep National Wrestling Champion for the #1 ranked high school wrestling team in the country. Jeff then attended Davidson College, graduating with honors and as the W.E.B. Dubois winner for the best sociology major in his graduating class.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Civil Rights
  • 40%Personal Injury - General
  • 20%Civil Litigation
Focus Areas

Police Misconduct, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About Jeffrey Storms

Admitted: 2006, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Named one of Minnesota's Attorneys of the Year for a second time.  Named to the Circle of Excellence as a multi-time winner of this award.  , Attorney of the Year and Circle of Excellence, Minnesota Lawyer, 2018
  • “Attorney of the Year”, Minnesota Lawyer, 2013
  • “Super Lawyer”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015-2018
  • “Rising Star”, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2013, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota Association for Justice

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Directors for National Ataxia Foundation., 2008


  • Settled Kendrea Johnson civil rights case, involving a child who committed suicide in foster care, with Hennepin County for $1.5 Million Dollars, 2018
  • Recovered over $2 Million Dollars on behalf of plaintiffs, 2017
  • Settled negligent shooting case for $437,500.00, 2016
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Office Location for Jeffrey S. Storms

100 South Fifth Street
Suite 2100
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-455-7050

Fax: 612-455-7051

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Last Updated: 3/9/2020

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