Address: IDS Center
80 South 8th Street #1650
Attorney Brian Stofferahn, chair of the Personal Injury Practice Group, knows his way around a courtroom — he loves taking cases to trial — and he gets excellent results for his clients.
As far back as high school, when he vied for student council, he understood the power of persuasion and a well-crafted argument. Although his parents hoped their youngest of seven would become a doctor, Brian had other plans. As a political science undergrad, he discovered how the law could make a real, tangible difference in people’s lives. He went on to law school where the mock trial programs hooked him for good.
Brian came to Halunen Law with extensive experience, representing individuals in personal injury cases, employee workers’ compensation claims, and social security disability matters. After spending 18 years as in-house counsel for an insurance company and continuing to develop his litigation skills, he returned to his real passion, representing those who have been injured. Knowing how insurance companies evaluate and litigate claims gives him tremendous leverage in representing clients and getting the most for them from those insurance companies. Brian has tried approximately 100 cases to jury verdicts. His thoughtful, thorough approach and proven record working with highly complex personal injury claims have brought meaningful financial and personal rewards to those he represents. Clients soon come to understand Brian’s commitment to them. His understanding of their real-life circumstances, trauma, and the impact of a wrongful act, is truly unique in the personal injury arena.
Brian is a former adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota Law School where he trained law students how to litigate cases. He also enjoys presenting his lecture, “Everything I Needed to Know I Learned from My Cousin Vinny.”
Outside of the office, Brian spends a fair amount of time working on DIY projects around his home, out on the water learning the art of fly fishing, or completely and unabashedly spoiling his eight grandchildren.
Areas of Practice:
- Personal Injury
- Product Liability
- Wrongful Death
- FELA Injury
- Car & Motorcycle Accidents
Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul, MN
Juris Doctor – Cum Laude
University of Minnesota
B.A. – Political Science