Paul Dworak

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Rights Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Newmark Storms Dworak LLC
 | 150 S 5th St, Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-455-7056
Fax: 612-455-7051
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Rights (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    A partner at Newmark Storms Dworak LLC, Paul Dworak is a trial attorney who represents individuals and businesses throughout the states of Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. He divides his practice among civil rights, criminal defense, personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

    Mr. Dworak graduated with distinction with a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Before he attended law school, he worked as a financial analyst and firefighter. Mr. Dworak then graduated magna cum laude with his Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School. He is admitted to practice in Minnesota as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota. Mr. Dworak is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

    Mr. Dworak has distinguished himself as an effective advocate for his clients. In one matter, he represented a man who had been shot in the back by the police and was subsequently charged with first-degree assault to cover up the actions of the officers. Mr. Dworak successfully represented his client in his criminal case and obtained an acquittal. He and his partners then represented him in a civil rights action against the police, winning a settlement for $2.85 million.

    Mr. Dworak was named as an attorney of the year by Minnesota Lawyer in 2016. In 2018, he was featured as among the next generation of top attorneys by Attorney at Law Magazine. He helps the upcoming generation of attorneys by working as an adjunct law professor in the civil rights moot court program at his law school alma mater.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Civil Rights
    • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    Police Misconduct, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Criminal Law


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    Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

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    About Paul Dworak

    Admitted: 2010, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


    • Featured in the “Next Generation” issue of the Attorney at Law magazine, 2018
    • Paul was named Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2017-2020
    • 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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Eighth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals
    • U.S. District Court for District of North Dakota
    • U.S. District Court for District of Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court for District of Western Wisconsin
    • State of Minnesota


    • 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:

    • B.S. Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, Major: Finance, with distinction
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    Office Location for Paul Dworak

    150 S 5th St
    Minneapolis, MN 55402

    Phone: 612-455-7056

    Fax: 612-455-7051

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    Last Updated: 1/8/2021

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