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Minnesota Lawyer Reader Rankings 2018

Minnesota Lawyer//December 13, 2018

Minnesota Lawyer Reader Rankings 2018

Minnesota Lawyer//December 13, 2018

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 2018 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 2018 Reader Rankings. And, no doubt, the businesses you selected in the top spots appreciate your
support every day.


Bill Gaier

Best Catering

  1. Chowgirls Killer Catering
  2. D’Amico Catering
  3. Mintahoe Catering & Events


Best Coffee

  1. Caribou
  2. Dunn Brothers
  3. Spyhouse


Best Dinner Location

  1. Murray’s
  2. Spoon and Stable
  3. St Paul Grill

Best Drinks with Client

  1. BANK Restaurant
  2. The Local
  3. Mission


Best Drug or Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

  1. The Retreat, Wayzata
  2. Hazelden Betty Ford
  3. New Beginnings


Best Fitness Center

  1. Anytime Fitness
  2. YMCA
  3. Corepower yoga

Best Happy Hour

  1. Grand Hotel
  2. Hell’s Kitchen
  3. St Paul Grill


Best Lunch Location

  1. Hen House
  2. St. Paul Grill
  3. Mission


Best Luxury Auto Brand

  1. BMW
  2. Infiniti
  3. Mercedes
  4. Tesla


Best ADR Company

  1. Benchmark National ADR, LLC
  2. Gilbert Mediation Center, Ltd.
  3. SiebenCarey


Best ADR Individual Moderator

  1. Cara Lee Neville
  2. James Gilbert
  3. Michael T. DeCourcy


Best Alumni Programs

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


Best Business Accounting

  1. Boulay Group
  2. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
  3. Redpath and Company


Best Claims Administration

  1. Analytics, Inc.
  2. Rust Consulting Inc.
  3. Heffler Claims Group


Best Class Action Claims Administration Services

  1. FTI Consulting
  2. Rust Consulting Inc.
  3. Dahl Administration


Best Collaboration Software

  1. Asana
  2. Wrike
  3. ConnectWise Control


Best Courier and Messenger Service

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


Best Court Reporter and Deposition Service

  1. Benchmark Reporting Agency
  2. Depo International
  3. Paradigm Reporting & Captioning


Best Data Recovery Service

  1. Stroz Friedberg
  2. Atomic Data
  3. Chipheads


Best Data Security Services Provider

  1. Loffler
  2. Atomic Data
  3. Computer Forensic Services


Best Deposition Video Provider

  1. Benchmark Reporting Agency
  2. On The Record
  3. Discovery Litigation Services


Best Digital Forensics

  1. Carney Forensics
  2. Computer Forensic Services
  3. Digital Forensics Corp


Best Docketing and Calendaring Software

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


Best Document Destruction

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


Best Document Management

  1. Loffler Companies, Inc.
  2. Shepherd Data Services
  3. Metro Sales Inc.
  4. Night owl

Best E-Discovery

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


Best Expert Witness

  1. The Expert Institute
  2. Thomson Reuters Expert Witness Services
  3. The TASA Group


Best Expert Witness Financial

  1. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
  2. Frank E Nute CPA LLC
  3. Jenny Bestful CPA

Best Forensic Accounting

  1. CBIZ
  2. Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP (PwC)
  3. Eide Bailly LLP


Best IT Outsourcing Provider

  1. All Covered
  2. Deloitte
  3. ThriveOn


Best Jury Consultant

  1. JuryThink LLC
  2. NJP Litigation Consulting
  3. Populus law


Best Law School

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


Best Legal Outplacement and Career Transition Provider

  1. Talon Performance Group
  2. Roy S. Ginsburg, J.D. Strategic Advisor to Lawyers and Law Firms
  3. Minneapolis Outplacement Services


Best Liability Insurance

  1. Minnesota Lawyer’s Mutual Insurance
  2. Patrick J Thomas Agency
  3. Hiscox


Best Litigation Funding

  1. Nationwide lawsuit funding
  2. Direct Legal Funding
  3. Alliance Claim Funding


Best Litigation Valuation

  1. Abdo, Eick & Meyers
  2. Lurie
  3. Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP


Best Medical Illustration

  1. High Impact
  2. MediVisuals Inc.
  3. C.Wheeler Studios


Best Minnesota Based Recruiter

  1. Robert Half Legal
  2. Talon Performance Group
  3. Jurisin Legal Staffing


Best National Recruiters

  1. Robert Half Legal
  2. Kelly Services
  3. Major, Lindsey & Africa


Best Non-Association Continuing Legal Education Provider

  1. Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  2. Richard Clem Continuing Legal Education
  3. University of St. Thomas School of Law


Best Office Equipment

  1. Innovative Office Solutions
  2. Loffler
  3. Podany’s
  4. SOS Office Furniture


Best Office Supplies

  1. Innovative Office Supplies
  2. Office Depot
  3. Loffler


Best Online Research Provider

  1. Thomson Reuters
  2. Fastcase
  3. QuickView


Best Paralegal Program in the State

  1. North Hennepin Community College
  2. Hamline University
  3. Inver Hills Community College


Best Practice Management Software

  1. ProLaw
  2. PracticePanther
  3. Smokeball


Best Predictive Coding

  2. Exterro
  3. Casepoint


Best Printer

  1. Night Owl
  2. FedEx
  3. Minuteman Press Uptown


Best Private Bank

  1. Wells Fargo
  2. Bridgewater
  3. Anchor Bank


Best Private Investigator

  1. Patrick Shaeffer
  2. Gilbertson Investigations
  3. Blue Heron Investigations


Best Process Server

  1. Metro Legal Services Inc.
  2. Platinum
  3. Pro Legal MN


Best Public Insurance Adjuster

  1. Berkeley Administrators
  2. Daryl C Johnson and Associates LLC
  3. Twin City Public Adjusting


Best Public Relations Firm

  1. Kohnstamm Communications
  2. Maccabee Public Relations
  3. Goff Public


Best Structured Settlement

  1. J.G. Wentworth
  2. AIG
  3. Liberty Mutual


Best Tables of Authority Software

  1. Best Authority
  2. Thomson Reuters
  3. Lexisnexis


Best Time and Billing

  1. Clio
  2. TimeSolv
  3. MyCase


Best Translation Services

  1. Lynne Krenz, Stillwater
  2. Minnesota Translations
  3. Global Translation



Best Trial Technology

  1. The Evidence Room
  2. Paradigm
  3. Connie Martin


Best Trust Administration

  1. Thrivent Financial
  2. Marquette Asset Management
  3. Securian


Best Wealth Management

  1. Boulay Group
  2. Thrivent Financial
  3. Morgan Stanley


Case Management Software

  1. Legal Tracker
  2. Nextpoint
  3. Lexbe

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