Thomas J. Conlin

Thomas J. Conlin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Conlin Law Firm, LLC
 | 600 Highway 169 South, Suite 1650
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Phone: 952-252-0490
Fax: 952-252-0489
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Aviation and Aerospace (10%)
Attorney Profile
Tom Conlin, owner and founder of Conlin Law Firm, is passionate about providing his clients with the dignity that comes from full, fair compensation in their personal injury and wrongful death cases. Since 1982 he has sought justice for families and individuals who were wronged through product defects, railroad, airplane, car and truck crashes, and other negligence. He also satisfies his passion for justice by often providing free representation to indigent persons. Tom takes tremendous pride in providing top-shelf representation and strives to be the best of the best in his field. He is recognized in Minnesota as a Certified Civil Trial Specialist, and he has handled significant cases across the country and throughout Minnesota.

MSBA Board Certified Specialists

About Thomas Conlin

Admitted: 1982, Minnesota

Professional Webpage:


  • Mr. Conlin was invited by the American College of Trial Lawyers to become a Fellow in 2014.   This honor is reserved for no more than 1% of the lawyers in any state., Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • 2006 and 2009, Professional Excellence Award, Minnesota State Bar Association's highest award.

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice; Minnesota Association for Justice; Public Justice; American Bar Association, Litigation Section; Minnesota State Bar Association; Hennepin County Bar Association.

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • 2001 - 2006, Member: Minnesota State Bar Association, Legal Assistance to the Disadvantaged Committee, Co-chair 2004-2006
  • July 2005 - August 2011:  Legal Services Advisory Committee
  • 1994-1996: India Association of Minnesota, Board of Directors
  • 1994-2003: Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, Pro Bono Committee, Chair
  • 2005-2006: Hennepin County Bar Association, Affiliation Agreement Advisory Group
  • July 2004-Present: Minnesota State Bar Association, Assembly
  • July 2004-2005; Hennepin County Bar Association, Board of Governors
  • 2008 - Represented victim of the 35W Bridge Collapse

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Going Pro Se: Children and the Law," the Metropolitan Counsel, August 2000."All Aboard the Preemption Train: How a Lot of Railroad Common Law Liability Went the Way of the Roundhouse," Minnesota Trial Lawyer Magazine, Spring 2001."Litigating Toxic Mold Cases," Association of Trial Lawyers (ATLA), June 6-7, 2003."Final Arguments and Voir Dire," William Mitchell Advanced Summer Advocacy (NITA), May 21, 2003, Minneapolis, MN."Preemption: Lost and Found," November 19, 2002, Minneapolis, MN."Expert Witnesses," June 5, 2002, Minneapolis, MN."Products that Injure and Kill People - Ethical Considerations in Products Liability Litigation," April 26, 1997, New Orleans, LA."Federal Preemption," April 11, 1997, Minneapolis, MN."New Methods for Proving Damages," November 22, 1996, Minneapolis, MN."Direct Examination of the Expert - Making the Presentation Memorable," October 24, 1996, Minneapolis, MN.Commentator, "Product Liability: Where Does Corporate Responsibility End and Personal Responsibility Begin," Minnesota Public Radio, "Mid-Morning," July 17, 1996, St. Paul, MN."Litigation for Legal Assistants and Attorneys," November 22, 1994."Dealing with the Auto Accident Case in Minnesota," September 23, 1994, Minneapolis, MN.


  • $1 million settlement for man who suffered brain injury, 2010
  • $1 million + settlement for family of young adult killed in airplane crash, 2010
  • Multi-million dollar settlement for a defective recreational vehicle case causing paralysis, 2009
  • $300,000 settlement for death of an elderly man riding his bike and hit by car, 2009
  • $705,000 settlement for survivors in a forged will dispute, 2008
  • $750,000 settlement in a railroad crossing case, 2008
  • $300,000 settlement in a dog bite case., 2007
  • $578,000 verdict for a professional basketball player struck by a car while riding a bike, 2006
  • $300,000 settlement for wrongful death of young woman at railroad crossing
  • $300,000 settlement for wrongful death of college student
  • $300,000 for a woman injured in a motorcycle accident
  • $300,000+ settlement for young man injured in car crash
  • $300,000+ settlement for wrongful death of children killed at railroad crossing
  • $300,000+ settlement for wrongful death of hunter
  • $300,000+ settlement for young woman injured in rural intersection crash
  • $325,000 settlement for a family suffering damages because a bar patron was overserved
  • $400,000 settlement for widow whose husband was killed in a plane crash
  • $475,000 settlement for diabetic who lost his lower leg due to foot burn in health club sauna
  • $500,000+ settlement for dock worker who suffered arm injury from barge
  • $500,000+ settlement for diabetic who lost his lower leg due to trencher injury
  • $750,000 verdict for wrist injury damages to carpenter injured in a workplace fall
  • $925,000 settlement for injuries from plane crash
  • $900 verdict, plus $400,000 settlement for hockey players injured by Zamboni poisoning.
  • $1 million settlement in case involving mold contamination of home
  • $1.1 million settlement in railroad crossing case
  • $1.6 million settlement for defective truck underride guard
  • $1.8 million settlement in piling injury case

Educational Background:

  • 1979, University of Notre Dame, B.A. (Philosphy); 1982, University of Minnesota Law School, J.D.
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Office Location for Thomas J. Conlin

600 Highway 169 South
Suite 1650
Minneapolis, MN 55426

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Last Updated: 8/21/2019

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