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Rank: 2; No. of lawyers: 177

Briggs and Morgan, P.A. – Minnesota’s Largest Law Firms

Rank: 4

No. of lawyers: 177

2200 IDS Center

80 South Eighth Street

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402



Founded 1882

Mission Statement

Briggs and Morgan, P.A. is a trusted name in the business and legal community. With offices in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, the firm has more than 175 attorneys committed to providing superior client service and sound legal counsel to clients nationwide. Clients benefit from Briggs’ depth of experience and ability to anticipate the rapidly changing legal needs of their business. Serving as proactive consultants and advisors to help our clients achieve practical, cost-effective solutions, our goal is to exceed expectations. We represent many segments of industry and offer a broad range of legal services to Fortune 500 corporations, business startups, commercial enterprises, nonprofit and charitable institutions, utilities, public bodies, and individual clients.

Briggs and Morgan ranks among The NLJ 250 as one of the nation’s largest firms and has received numerous accolades, including recognition by Corporate Counsel and top clients as a “Go-To Law Firm®” in the areas of litigation, corporate transactions, corporate governance, and labor and employment. The firm and its attorneys have also been selected for publication in The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA. Briggs is a founding member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, and serves as the exclusive member firm for Minnesota. The Lex Mundi network enhances the ability of members to serve their clients in the global market, and today includes more than 160 independent law firms in more than 150 countries, states and provinces.

Representative Clients

BNSF Railway, Gold’n Plump, Minnesota Vikings, The Pohlad Companies, Xcel Energy.

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution, Agricultural Law, Affordable Housing, Admiralty/Maritime, Administrative, Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice, Aviation/Aerospace, Banking/Finance, Bankruptcy Litigation, Bankruptcy and Business Restructuring, Biotechnology, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Class Actions, Commercial Finance and Transactions, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Education, Election, Campaign and Political Law, Employment/Employee Benefits, Energy/Environmental/Regulated Industry, Financial Services/Institutions, Franchise/Franchising, General Tort Law, Government Regulation/Government Affairs, Health Care/Life Sciences, Intellectual Property, International Law/Trade, Labor and Employment Law, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Mergers and Acquisitions, Municipal/Local Government, Natural Resources, Nonprofit/Charitable Organizations, Patents/Trademarks, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Private Equity, Emerging Growth and Venture Capital, Product Liability, Professional Liability, Public Utilities Law, Railroad Law, Real Estate Litigation, RICO, Securities and Finance, Sports and Entertainment, Subrogation, Tax/Benefits/ERISA, Tax Law, Technology and Licensing, Transportation, Toxic Tort and Mass Tort Litigation, Trust and Estates, White Collar Crime, Workers’ Compensation.

Brian Wenger

Important Contacts

Brian Wenger

Chair, Shareholder


Alan Maclin

Managing Partner, Shareholder


Gregory Stenmoe

Shareholder, Chair – Litigation Department


Alan Maclin

Steven Ryan

Shareholder, Chair – Commercial Department


Dawn Iacarella

Marketing Director


MN lawyers (excluding of counsel): 177 (49 female, 128 male)

Equity partners: 107 (25 female, 82 male)

Total lawyers (worldwide): 177

MN new hires in 2012: 5 (1 female, 4 male)

MN elevations: 8 (2 female, 6 male)

MN departures: 8 (2 female; 6 male)

MN “of counsel” lawyers: 28

MN paralegals: 19

MN non-paralegal support staff: 136

MN minority lawyers: 12 (4 partners, 8 non-partners)

Hourly billing rates: $230-$625

Annual billable hours expected of associates: 1,800

Associates’ starting salary as of Jan. 1, 2012: $120,000

Total number of annual hours devoted to pro bono representation: 7,300

Company dress code: Business casual

Paid family leave: Short-term disability, 90 days paid

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