Kim A. Pennington

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in St. Cloud, MN

Pennington, Cherne, Gaarder & Geiger Hagen, PLLC
 | 630 Roosevelt Road, Suite 101, PO Box 1756
St. Cloud, MN 56302-1756
Phone: 320-253-7879
Fax: 320-252-8238
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2008, 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1979
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (70%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Kim A. Pennington is a founding partner of Pennington, Cherne, & Gaarder, PLLC, in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Mr. Pennington is a highly experienced mediator and an arbitrator and devotes his practice to alternative dispute resolution, serving clients throughout central Minnesota.

Mr. Pennington has been licensed to practice law in Minnesota and North Dakota since 1979. He is also admitted before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and has been designated a “qualified neutral” by the Minnesota Supreme Court since 1994. In addition to alternative dispute resolution, he is experienced in various areas of law, including business, employment, family, insurance, probate and wrongful death.

Mr. Pennington has received recognition for his accomplishments, including being named one of the “top 21 ADR practitioners in Minnesota” by Minnesota Law & Politics. He has also been listed in the “Who’s Who in ADR” directory.

Mr. Pennington graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He earned a law degree from the University of North Dakota School of Law and holds a certificate in general arbitration and general mediation training from Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Outside of the office, Mr. Pennington is a member of several local and national professional organizations. He belongs to the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Minnesota Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice and the John E. Simonett American Inn of Court. He also serves as president of the District Seven — Minnesota State Bar Association and is a former president of the Stearns Benton Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Alternative Dispute Resolution (70%): Arbitration, Mediation

General Litigation (20%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Trucking Accidents

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 15 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2008, 2011 - 2019

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About Kim Pennington

Admitted: 1979, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.saintcloudlaw.com/About/Kim-A-Pennington.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer in the state of Minnesota, Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine's Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016
  • Super Lawyers, one of the top 21 attorney ADR practitioners in Minnesota, Minnesota Law and Politics
  • Super Lawyers
  • Who’s Who in ADR

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Minnesota Supreme Court ADR Qualified Neutrals Roster
  • John E. Simonett American Inn of Court
  • Stearns/Benton Bar Association, Past president
  • Minnesota Association for Justice (fka Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association)
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Seventh Judicial District Bar Association, President, 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1979
  • North Dakota, 1979
  • Minnesota, 1979

Educational Background:

  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, General Mediation Training and General Arbitration Training - 1994
  • University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, B.A., magna cum laude - 1975
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Office Location for Kim A. Pennington

630 Roosevelt Road, Suite 101
PO Box 1756
St. Cloud, MN 56302-1756

Phone: 320-253-7879

Fax: 320-252-8238

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Last Updated: 1/17/2019

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