Eric Magnuson has left Briggs and Morgan to join Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, which is expanding its appellate practice. The move is effective Sept. 2.
In an interview with Minnesota Lawyer, Magnuson, 62, indicated he was looking for a new challenge.
“Robins presents a real opportunity for me to do some national work in significant cases.” Magnuson said.
Magnuson, a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court, joined Briggs and Morgan in 2007after the closure of Rider Bennett, where he had practiced since the late 1970s. Magnuson left Briggs after Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed him to the Supreme Court in 2008; he rejoined that firm after stepping down from the court in 2010.
Later this week, Minnesota Lawyer will post a transcript of the interview with Magnuson, who was joined by Steven Schumeister, managing partner at Robins and Martin Lueck, the firm’s chair of the executive board.