Paul Dworak

Paul Dworak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Newmark Storms Dworak LLC
 | 100 South Fifth Street, Suite 2100
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-455-7056
Fax: 612-455-7051
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Paul is a trial lawyer. He defends and prosecutes cases for people and businesses. In 2016, Paul was named “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer for his work on a highly-publicized, free speech case. He represented a high school student who was unconstitutionally expelled for responding to a post on Twitter about his gym teacher. The case settled for $425,000.

    Paul has obtained other large settlements and jury acquittals—sometimes for the same client in related cases. For example, Paul defended a young man shot by a police officer three times in the back. The State charged Paul’s client with first-degree assault to cover up the police shooting. Paul convinced a jury to acquit his client, saving him from at least ten years in prison. Paul and his partners then sued the police officer for excessive force. The case settled for $2.85 million.

    Paul also represents businesses. He was an integral part of a team which aggressively and successfully defended a national paving contractor from claims of racketeering, anti-trust, fraud and breach of contract brought by a multi-national corporation. Paul enjoys prosecuting breach of contract and wrongful termination cases for sales representatives and wholesalers against manufacturers.

    Paul attended law school at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is now an Adjunct Law Professor for the school’s civil rights moot court program. He has won numerous awards for his legal writing.

    Prior to law school, Paul was a financial analyst and a firefighter. While handling emergencies for the public, Paul learned to think fast on his feet and remain level-headed during tense circumstances—skills that prepared him well for the courtroom.

    In addition to “Attorney of Year,” Paul was named “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2017-2019. In 2018, he was also featured in the “Next Generation” issue of the Attorney at Law magazine.





    About Paul Dworak

    Admitted: 2010, Minnesota

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    • Paul was named Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2017-2019.  
    • Paul was honored by Minnesota Lawyer with the 2016 Attorney of the Year award for his work as part of the Reid Sagehorn Litigation Team. , Attorney of the Year, Minnesota Lawyer, 2016


    • Yang v. Chadbourne, United States District Court, Minnesota, $2,850,000.00 Settlement (2015).  Reid Sagehorn v. ISD No. 728, et al., United States District Court, Minnesota, $425,000.00 Settlement (2015).  State v. Anonymous, Scott County, Minnesota, First- and Second-degree Criminal Sexual Conduct, Jury Acquittal (2015).  State v. Yang, Hennepin County, Minnesota, First- and Second- Degree Assault, Jury Acquittal (2015).
    • Dworak represented the family of a four-year-old girl that suffered a skull fracture after falling off a neighbor’s backyard zip line while under the care and supervision of her babysitter. Dworak hired a prominent expert from Connecticut to examine the zip line.  Together, they were able to show that the zip line was non-compliant with industry safety standards and the owner’s installation and safety manual and thus presented a hazard to the neighborhood children.  Dworak sued both the owner, operator, and installer of the zip line under premises liability theories of negligence and the babysitter for negligent supervision.  After deposing the defendants, the parties agreed to settle the matter for a combined $500,000.00., 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Paul graduated law school magna cum laude from University of Minnesota.  
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    Office Location for Paul Dworak

    100 South Fifth Street
    Suite 2100
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

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    Last Updated: 4/29/2020

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