• Bradley D. Fisher

    Brad practices primarily in construction law, product liability, premise liability, environmental & pollution law, toxic tort & mass tort litigation. With a degree in mechanical engineering, Brad understands the technical nature of product liability claims, construction claims, and catastrophic losses. This background allows Brad to limit and control expert consultation, which results in cost-effective solutions to resolve client matters. He has lead many catastrophic loss investigations, including grain bin collapses, electrical and mechanical failures, propane explosions, failures at chemical processing plants and power plants, failures at data centers, and legionnaires’ disease.

     

    Brad represents small and large contractors, builders, and developers in construction disputes, employment issues, land development, real estate transactions, contract disputes, and construction delays. Brad also represents architects and engineers in professional liability claims.

     

    Brad represents numerous product manufacturers in litigation across the country. He consults with equipment manufacturers on proper warning labels, instructions, and manuals. He has litigated multimillion-dollar cases in both federal and state courts involving both personal injury and property damage claims.

     

    He has achieved the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell rating for legal ability and adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability and diligence.* Brad has been included in the Minnesota Super Lawyers® list by Minnesota Law & Politics magazine in the area of Construction Litigation.

     

    He is a member of the Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance.

    Key Practice Experience:

    • Representation of contractors and developers in hundreds of multi-family home, single family home, and commercial construction defect cases.
    • Representation of environmental contractors in claims involving RCRA and TOSCA violations.
    • Represented of electrical contractor in $50+ million fire loss involving a power plant in Illinois.
    • Represented of cleaning contractor in a double amputation case involving a worker falling into meat processing equipment.
    • Represented of torchiere lamp manufacturer in fire litigation nationwide.
    • Represented of electrical contractor in data center litigation involving underground routing of electrical conduits.
    • Represented of chemical manufacturers in wrongful death and chemical burn cases.
    • Representation of clients working with OSHA & MPCA regarding release of hazardous materials and cleanup costs.
    • Representation of property owner in investigation of alleged legionnaires’ outbreak.

    Education:

    • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1991
    • North Dakota State University, B.S. (Mechanical Engineering), 1987
    • Gustavus Adolphus College

    Bar Admissions:

    • Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
    • 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
    • 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
    • 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

    Practice Areas:

    • Catastrophic Loss (Fires, Explosions, Property Damage, and Subrogation)
    • Class Actions
    • Construction Law
    • Environmental Pollution Law (RCRA/TSCA Defense)
    • General Liability and Civil Litigation
    • OSHA
    • Product Liability
    • Professional Liability (Architects & Engineers)
    • Toxic Torts (Asbestos, Diacetyl, Lead Based Paints, and Pesticide)
    • Wrongful Death
    • Mechanic’s Liens

    Awards and Honors:

    • Multi-year recognition by peers in Super Lawyers® list by Minnesota Law & Politics
    • AV peer rated by Martindale Hubbell® (the highest rating available)
    • Named 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Commercial Litigation by American Lawyer Media
    • Named 2012 Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law by American Lawyer Media

    * Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review process that rates lawyers. Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

     

    Publications:

    • Author of Minnesota section in DRI’s Construction Litigation Desk Reference: A Fifty State Guide to Construction Litigation (2014 and 2016)

    Bradley D. Fisher

    (612) 332-0100 main

    (612) 902-2746 direct dial

    (612) 332-9951 facsimile

    bfisher@fisherbren.com


    Legal Administrative Assistant:

    Tricia Kreie
    (612) 902-2754
    tkreie@fisherbren.com

  • 2017 Construction Litigation Desk Reference

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