Patricia A. Bloodgood

Patricia A. Bloodgood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Zimmerman Reed LLP
 | 1100 IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-300-3003
Fax: 612-341-0844
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (50%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Patricia A. Bloodgood represents clients in Minnesota and nationwide, primarily with wage and hour disputes, employment law and class action cases. Over more than three decades of legal practice, Ms. Bloodgood has served as the lead counsel for the plaintiffs in several nationwide class action cases. She also played a prominent role in a case involving 40 individual state class actions that challenged the Federal Express model of classifying drivers as independent contractors. Ms. Bloodgood has also worked with the attorneys general of four states in lawsuits stemming from a global price fixing conspiracy.

Ms. Bloodgood is licensed to practice law before the state courts of Minnesota and Wisconsin as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 5th and 8th Circuits. In addition to being a former president of the Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Ms. Bloodgood is a frequent speaker at litigation seminars dealing with expert witnesses and class actions.

Ms. Bloodgood has written a number of scholarly articles and lectures on subjects including the rules regarding expert witnesses and developing trends in class action litigation. She has also earned an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell that reflects the recognition and respect that she has earned from her fellow professionals during her long and distinguished legal career.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

About Patricia Bloodgood

Admitted: 1984, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings
  • AV preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • Minnesota Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Past President
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • 1st Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota Supreme Court
  • 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, 22nd Annual Federal Court Practice Seminar
  • Class Actions and the Practice of Law Today, Clarion Legal
  • Expert Witnesses: Pitfalls, Perils and Opportunities on the Road to Trial with Your Expert, 30th Annual Federal Bar Court Practice Seminar
  • Class Action Litigation: Recent Trends, Current Developments and Possible (Big) Changes Ahead, 27th Annual Federal Bar Court Practice Seminar
  • Expert Witnesses: Rules, Myths and Recommendations, The Practical Litigator, 1998

Representative Clients:

  • In re FedEx Ground Package System, Inc., MDL 1700
  • Adepipe, et al. v. U.S. Bank, Nat’l Ass’n, et al., United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • In re Lutheran Brotherhood Sales Practices Litigation, United States District Court, District of Minnesota
  • In re Regions Morgan Keegan Securities, Derivative and ERISA Litigation, United District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • Dawn Mills, LuAnn Cosgrove, Michael Cosgrove, Karin Alaniz, et al. v. Roto-Rooter, Hennepin County District Court

Educational Background:

  • B.A., University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts
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Office Location for Patricia A. Bloodgood

1100 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

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Last Updated: 6/26/2019

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