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Minnesota Lawyer Reader Rankings 2017

Click the image above to read our Reader Rankings special section.

Click the image above to read our Reader Rankings special section.

As a reader of our website and publications, you know we make it our business to regularly honor the exceptional work of Minnesota attorneys. In fact, it’s part of our mission. Whether it’s our Attorneys of the Year, Up & Coming Attorneys and Unsung Legal Heroes or Diversity & Inclusion, we recognize scores of deserving honorees each year.

Now we have a new recognition program, with a slight twist on our traditional concept.

Welcome to the 2017 Reader Rankings for Minnesota Lawyer. We believe it complements our suite of awards. But instead of recognizing individuals, these awards recognize businesses and organizations that support you each day.

And who better to decide the top businesses by each category than you – our readers who have the experience. Whether it’s forensic accounting or malpractice insurance, you know who does it the best.

And you told us.

All we did was calculate the results.

You’re a discriminating lot, so to receive this honor is something these businesses will want to brag about for quite a while. And they should.

The top companies represented in each of the categories help you in your work across the spectrum of your lawyering. Some have been around for many years, offering stellar services. Some are new on the scene but already showing you great promise.

We thank you for your support in making the decisions on the winners of the 2017 Reader Rankings. And, no doubt, the businesses you selected in the top spots appreciate your support every day.

Best ADR Company

  1. Gilbert Mediation Center, LTD
  2. Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
  3. Briggs and Morgan, P.A.

Best ADR Individual Mediator

  1. Cara Lee Neville
  2. Jim Gilbert
  3. William D. Hull


Best National Recruiters

  1. Robert Half Legal
  2. Kelly Services
  3. Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Best Minnesota Based Recruiter

  1. Talon Performance Group
  2. Robert Half Legal
  3. Special Counsel


Best Claims Administration

  1. Rust Consulting Inc.
  2. Analytics, Inc.
  3. Wilkerson & Hegna

Best Court Reporter 
And Deposition Service

  1. Paradigm
  2. Discovery Litigation Services LLC
  3. National Court Reporters

Best Document Management

  1. Loffler Companies, Inc.
  2. Metro Sales Inc.
  3. SideKick Inc.

Best Document Destruction

  1. Iron Mountain
  2. Shred-it
  3. Shred Right

Best E-Discovery

  1. Kroll Ontrack
    Thomson Reuters
  2. Nightowl Discovery
  3. Shepherd Data Services

Best Expert Witness

  1. The TASA Group
  2. Juris Pro
  3. ALM Experts

Best Expert Witness Financial

  1. RSM
  2. Hunter Advisors, PLLC
  3. Frank E Nute CPA LLC

Best Jury Consultant

  1. The Advocates
  2. JuryScope, Inc.
  3. JuryThink LLC

Best Trial Technology

  1. Paradigm
  2. The Evidence Room
  3. Visualize Legal – Portland Trial Technology
    A2L Consulting

Best Litigation Consulting Firm

  1. Jury Scope, Inc.
  2. Barrington Capital Management, Inc.
  3. A2L consulting

Best Medical Illustration

  1. MediVisuals Inc
  2. Ghost Productions Medical Animation
  3. C.Wheeler Studios

Best Private Investigator

  1. Blue Heron Investigations
  2. MAPI – Minnesota Association of Private Investigators
  3. Gilbertson Investigations

Best Process Server

  1. Pro Legal MN
    Metro Legal Services Inc
  2. Legal Process Minnesota, LLC
  3. MN Processing Serving, LLC

Best Rehab

  1. Turning Point Inc
  2. New Beginnings
  3. Wayside House

Best Translation Services

  1. Minnesota Translations
  2. Global Translation
  3. ATS (Alex Translations Services)

Best Legal Hold Solution

  1. Thomson Reuters
  2. Charles R Ragan
  3. Nuix Legal Hold

Best Online Research Provider

  1. QuickView
  2. Ana Research
  3. Thomson / West Law

Best Legal iPad App

  1. TrialPad
  2. iJuror
  3. All Covered/Konica Minolta

Best Case Management

  1. MyCase
  2. PracticePanther
  3. Pinnacle Services

Best Docketing & Calendaring

  1. Thomson Reuters Elite
  2. MyCase
  3. BEC Legal
    Lecorpio Inc.

Best Predictive Coding

  1. Everlaw
  2. LDiscovery, LLC
  3. Exterro

Best Time & Billing

  1. MyCase
  2. AbacusLaw
  3. TimeSolv

Best CRM Software

  1. Salesforce
  2. Oracle
  3. Microsoft Dynamics

Best CRM Consultant

  1. RSM Consulting
  2. Cognizant Technology Solutions
  3. PowerObjects

Best Practice Management Software

  1. MyCase
  2. Clio
  3. Abacus Data Systems

Best Tables Of Authority Software

  1. Thomson Reuters
  2. Lexisnexis
  3. Levit & James

Best Collaboration Software

  1. Asana
  2. ConnectWise Control
  3. Smartsheet

Best IT Outsourcing Provider

  1. Deloitte
  2. IBM
  3. Cognizant Technology Solutions

Best Deposition Video Provider

  1. Benchmark Court Reporting
  2. Home Video Studio
  3. On The Record

Best Data Recovery Service

  1. Atomic Data
  2. Chipheads
  3. Data Retrieval

Best Data Security Services Provider

  1. Atomic Data
  2. Code42
  3. Digital Forensics Corp

Best Business Accounting

  1. Eide Bailly LLP
  2. Froehling Anderson
  3. ABA

Best Forensic Accounting

  1. Eide Bailly LLP
  2. Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP (PwC)
  3. Intellex Forensics Inc
    Ernst & Young LLP

Best Attorney Escrow Services

  1. Attorney’s Title Guaranty Inc
  2. Lawyer’s Escrow Services Inc
  3. Kallas Law Office

Best Case Funding

  1. Case Funding Inc
    Cherokee Funding
  2. Prime Case Funding (PCF Money)
  3. Buckeye Legal Funding
    Javlin Capital LLC

Best Law Firm Funding

  1. The Excalibur Group
  2. Black Diamond Funding
  3. Advanced Legal Capital

Best Liability Insurance

  1. The Hartford
  2. Minnesota Lawyer’s Mutual Insurance
  3. Insureon

Best Litigation Valuation

  1. Anthony Ostlund
    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  2. Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd
  3. Shenehon Company

Best Litigation Funding

  1. Nationwide Lawsuit Funding
  2. Direct Legal Funding
  3. Signal Legal

Best Private Bank

  1. Associated Bank
  2. Anchor Bank
    Wells Fargo
  3. U.S. Trust

Best Public Insurance Adjuster

  1. Twin City Public Adjusting
  2. Nationwide Multi-line Adjusters
  3. Daryl C Johnson and Associates LLC

Best Structured Settlement

  1. Liberty Mutual
  2. J.G. Wentworth
  3. AIG
    EPS Settlements Group

Best Wealth Management

  1. Thrivent Financial
  2. RGC Wealth Management
  3. Morgan Stanley

Best Trust Administration

  1. U.S. Trust
  2. Northern Trust
    Thrivent Financial
  3. Securian

Best Class Action Claims 
Administration Services

  1. Rust Consulting Inc.
  2. Dahl Administration
  3. Heffler Claims Group

Best Courier & Messenger Service

  1. Metro Legal Services Inc
  2. Platinum Courier
  3. Excel Legal Courier

Best Printer

  1. FedEx
  2. Sir Speedy
  3. Alpha Graphics

Best Coffee

  1. Caribou Coffee
  2. Spyhouse
  3. Dunn Brothers

Best Catering

  1. D’Amico Catering
  2. Panera Bread
  3. CRAVE Catering
    Dave’s Downtown

Best Office Equipment

  1. Loffler
  2. Innovative Office Solutions
  3. SOS Office Furniture
    Brooks Office Interiors

Best Office Supplies

  1. Office Depot
  2. Twin City Office Supply
  3. General Office Products

Best Legal Outplacement & Career Transition Provider

  1. Roy S. Ginsburg, J.D. Strategic Advisor to Lawyers and Law Firms
  2. Minneapolis Outplacement Services
  3. Career Partners International

Best Public Relations Firm

  1. Padilla 
  2. Weber Shandwick
  3. Olson

Best Risk & Investigation Services

  1. Heartland Investigative Group
  2. Pinkerton
  3. Kroll Inc.

Best Courtroom Presentation Provider

  1. Paradigm
  2. Kroll Inc.
  3. Courtoom Visual


Best Law School

  1. Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  2. University of Minnesota Law School
  3. University of St. Thomas School of Law

Best Paralegal Program In The State

  1. Hamline University
  2. Winona State University
  3. Inver Hills Community College

Best Non-Association Continuing Legal Education Provider

  1. Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  2. University of St. Thomas School of Law
  3. Law Moose

Best Alumni Relations

  1. Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  2. University of Minnesota Law School
  3. University of St. Thomas School of Law

Best Dinner Location Write-In

  1. Murray’s
  2. Capital Grille
  3. Spoon and Stable

Best Lunch Location Write-In

  1. Mercury Dining Room
  2. Murray’s
    St. Paul Grill

Best Drinks With Client Write-In

  1. BANK Restaurant
  2. St. Paul Grill
  3. Oceannaire
    The Local

Best Auto Dealer

  1. Poquet
  2. Luther
  3. Walser

Best Fitness Center

  1. Lifetime Fitness
  2. YMCA
  3. Discover Strength

Best Golf Course/Country Club Write-in

  1. Interlachen
    Town and country
  2. Keller Golf
  3. Braemar
    Troy Burne

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