Jim VanderLinden


Mentored by ethical and true professionals of a preceding generation, my early post law school training focused on “doing the right thing” and fighting hard for the less fortunate.  Some thirty five years later, my passion for helping the “little guy” has not waned.  Nothing inspires me more than being involved in a process that rights the wrong of a person victimized by overwhelming greed and irresponsibility of a large corporation.

I have tried many jury trials throughout Minnesota and have represented clients throughout the United States.  I have had the privilege of representing severely injured workers and their families regarding disabling and sometimes fatal work related injuries.

Representing relators in False Claims litigation is a logical extension of my professional career.  In this context corporate greed and dishonesty is exposed by courageous individuals who face employment discrimination and termination.  Again, the “little guy” taking on the giant opponent.  Exposing fraud being perpetrated on government whether that is the United States or one of the several States that have shown the wisdom of enacting a False Claims Act Law is an act of true patriotism.

I am admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of Minnesota, the Federal District Court and the Supreme Court of the United States.  I am Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and I am a Member and former Dean of the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota.  I was recently nominated to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocacy.  I am “AV” rated by Martindale Hubble and have been selected as a “Super Lawyer.”

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