Robert L. McCollum

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

McCollum Crowley Moschet Miller & Laak, Ltd.
 | Wells Fargo Plaza, Suite 700, 7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55431
Phone: 952-345-9700
Fax: 952-345-9701
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

With experience trying civil cases in many jurisdictions, Robert L. McCollum represents clients in Minnesota in cases of complex litigation, including personal injury, construction, professional misconduct, products liability and high-level insurance coverage disputes. For his commitment to legal ethics and professional accomplishments, he earned the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

The following organizations include Mr. McCollum in their membership: the Insurance Coverage Section of the Defense Research Institute, the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, the Insurance Coverage Litigation and Tort Trial and Insurance Practice sections of the American Bar Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, the Hennepin County Bar Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel and the National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association. He also offers his time to the community as a member of the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities and to the Children’s Home Society and Family Services, which awarded him with a certification of appreciation.

At the University of Minnesota, Mr. McCollum earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors, then obtained a Juris Doctor when he graduated cum laude from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. He then went on to earn an Alternative Dispute Resolution certificate.

Mr. McCollum is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, and in the state courts of Colorado, Wisconsin and Minnesota. A talented writer, he has published pieces for the Minnesota Products Liability Institute and the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Annual Conference.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (40%)

Insurance Coverage (30%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Personal Injury - Products (10%): Products Liability

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)

General Litigation (10%): Litigation

Focus Areas

Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense, Products Liability, Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019

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About Robert McCollum

Admitted: 1976, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.mccollumlaw.com/attorney/robert-l-mccollum/

Honors/Awards:

  • cum laude graduate , William Mitchell , 1976

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • National Retail and Restaurant Defense Association
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Wisconsin
  • Defense Research Institute, Insurance Coverage Section
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
  • Minnesota
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Member MDLA Member IADC Member of ABA, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Colorado Bars
  • American Bar Association, Insurance Coverage Litigation Section
  • Colorado
  • Claims Litigation Management

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • North Star Award for Pro Bono service, 2013
  • Children’s Home Society and Family Services Certificate of Appreciation for service to adoptive families
  • Board of Directors, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Miller Shugart/Drake Ryan Settlements, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lambertson Liability, Minnesota Products Liability Institute
  • Trial Techniques, Utilization of Investigative Tools in Litigation
  • Liability for Misconduct by Clergy and Therapists, Twin Cities Claims Association
  • Insurance Law Institute, Minnesota Defense Lawyers, 2007-2008
  • Common Enterprise/Loaned Servant Doctrines, Minnesota Defense Lawyers Annual Conference

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Mann v. Unity Medical Center/Health Cent., Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • Jerry’s Enterprises, Inc. v. U.S. Specialty Insurance Co., 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • H.A.W. v. Manuel, Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • In re Silicone Implant Ins. Coverage Litig., Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • Carye v. Ill. Farmers Ins. Co., Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Minnesota Mut. Fire & Casualty Co. v. Rudzinski, Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. v. N. States Power, Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Durant v. Selinger, Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Saulsberry v. Saint Mary’s University, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Flaherty v. Lindsay, Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • Doe v. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Chiles v. Hernandez, Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Melin v. Northwestern Bell Tel. Co., Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • Erickson v. Adolfson & Peterson, Inc., Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Lake Minnetonka Homes, Inc. v. Sidwell, Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Columbia Cas. Co. v. 3M Co., Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Erickson v. Curtis Inv. Co., Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • TeBockhorst v. Bank United, Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Doe v. F.P., Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Illinois Farmers Ins. Co. v. Tapemark, Co., Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • Mate Precision Tooling v. Carrier Corp,; Court of Appeals of Minnesota
  • Chanhasssen Estates Residents Assoc. v. Chanhassen, Supreme Court of Minnesota
  • Am. Fire & Cas. Co. v. Kraus-Anderson Constr. Co., Court of Appeals of Minnesota

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Board of Directors Big Brothers Big Sisters-current Children's Home Society and Family Services Certificate of Appreciation for service to adoptive families.  2013 drafted and secured passage of legislation protecting non-profits from claw-back claims.

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota (BA, with honors)
  • Hamline School of Law (ADR Certification)
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Office Location for Robert L. McCollum

Wells Fargo Plaza, Suite 700
7900 Xerxes Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55431

Phone: 952-345-9700

Fax: 952-345-9701

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Last Updated: 3/4/2019

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