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Michael Hall III
Michael Hall III

Bar Buzz: Hall is new Association for president

The Minnesota Association for Justice has a new president.

Twin Cities attorney Michael Hall III was elected on Aug. 16 to a one-year term during the association’s annual convention in Brainerd. Hall replaces Richard Ruohonen, who was elected to a one-year term last August.

Hall, of Minneapolis, is senior trial attorney at Hall Law P.A., an Edina-based personal injury law firm. His father, Mike Hall, Sr., is the firm’s founder. His late grandfather, Lawrence M. Hall, was a Minnesota House Speaker, attorney, lobbyist and early Metropolitan Airports Commission member.

According to his firm’s website, the younger Hall’s $10.5 million jury verdict in 2011 was the largest in St. Cloud history. The verdict was against a man accused of sexually abusing his niece. It includes $7.5 million in punitive damages.

“At a time in our history when the individual rights of everyday citizens can sometimes be overlooked, I am proud to lead an organization that stands firmly on the side of the people of Minnesota,” Hall said at the time of his election.

According to a press release, Hall plans to spend his presidency helping eliminate court-system barriers to injured Minnesotans. He also plans to enhance association members’ professional development through diverse, cutting-edge legal education programs.

He also will work to ensure the association of plaintiffs’ attorneys, which has been together for more than 60 years, is sustainable, the release says.

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About Kevin Featherly

Kevin Featherly, who joined BridgeTower Media in mid-2016, is a journalist and former freelance writer who has covered politics, law, business, technology and popular culture for publications and websites in the Twin Cities and nationally since the mid-1990s.

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