Product Liability Defense

Manufacturers, distributors and retailers are...

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Automotive, Motorcycle and ATV Litigation

Our signature practice area is the defense of...

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Commercial & Business Litigation

Businesses often encounter legal issues and...

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Civil Litigation

Kent Hanson, Mary Bolkcom and the legal team at...

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HANSON BOLKCOM LAW GROUP, LTD. is a civil litigation boutique headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We are a small firm with a sophisticated, nation wide practice.  We handle the kinds of matters commonly thought to be the province of much larger firms –  but with a very important difference.  At Hanson Bolkcom, you will not find legions of lawyers whose function is to generate profits for partners.  You will find experienced, focused and effective civil trial lawyers whose function is to get the best results for their clients, without big firm costs and overhead.  That is why our clients include some of the largest manufacturers in the world – clients who can choose any firm in the country, but choose us.  The firm is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell:  the highest possible rating both for legal ability and for ethics.  We were also selected as a Fortune 500 “Go To” Law Firm for civil litigation by American Law Media.


Experience and Philosophy

Hanson Bolkcom Law Group was founded on the belief that high quality legal representation is more than a goal, and efficiency is more than a buzzword. Many firms claim to be efficient – we actually do it.  Just ask our clients.  All matters are handled or supervised by lawyers with many years of product liability, commercial and employment litigation experience. Whatever the size of client or complexity of case, our support staff works hand in hand with principal attorneys, focusing on the issues that matter. The result is an impressive track record of successful trial outcomes and pretrial dispositions.


All our cases are handled by lawyers with many years of product liability, commercial, employment and oher civil litigation experience, and extensive trial experience in courts throughout the United States.


We believe in the adage that often, less is more. So, we carefully consider the wisdom of trial preparation expenditures before we make them. We do what is required to serve our clients’ interests. Nothing more, nothing less.


We work with a variety of fee structures, including capped fees, retainers, fixed fees, value-based and time-based representation. Often we combine two or more methods, depending on the work and needs of the client, resulting in creative fee arrangements adapted to meet our clients’ diverse goals.

Effective Nationwide Coverage

Besides working effectively and efficiently as lead counsel, we are also available to work collaboratively as local counsel. Some of the largest companies in the world entrust their litigation to us, not only throughout the Upper Midwest, but coast to coast, and occasionally even in foreign countries.