Kim A. Pennington

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

 | 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: 1996 - 2008, 2011 - 2021
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
    • 70%Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • 20%General Litigation
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 1996 - 2008, 2011 - 2021

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    About Kim Pennington

    Admitted: 1979, Minnesota

    Professional Webpage:


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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Minnesota Association for Justice (fka Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association)
    • Minnesota, 1979
    • Minnesota Supreme Court ADR Qualified Neutrals Roster
    • American Trial Lawyers Association
    • John E. Simonett American Inn of Court
    • Seventh Judicial District Bar Association, President, 2009 - Present
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Stearns/Benton Bar Association, Past president
    • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1979
    • North Dakota, 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: 3/13/2020

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