Andrew J. Rorvig

952.544.5501
arorvig@mcfarg.com

Andy is a partner at the law firm of McEllistrem Fargione, P.A.  He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (B.A. 2001) and William Mitchell College of Law (J.D. cum laude 2005). He is admitted to practice in both Minnesota and North Dakota. Prior to law school, Andy worked in Minnesota politics at both the Minnesota State Senate and the Attorney General’s Office. 

Since joining the firm in 2005, Andy has successfully tried numerous jury trials in both rural and urban counties throughout Minnesota.  He handles social security disability claims as part of his practice and routinely counsults on medical subrogation issues.  Andy works as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. He serves as the co-editor of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle deskbook that is published by the Minnesota State Bar Association, and is a frequent writer and speaker on health insurance subrogation issues. 

In late 2016, Andy was named as one of the "Attorneys of the Year" for his efforts with Paul McElllistrem in obtaining a $5.5 million personal injury verdict in Hennepin County.

Outside of the office, Andy is very active in his community in St. Paul where he serves as the neighborhood elected president of the Summit Hill Association - District 16 planning council (SHA), and a voting board member of the Grand Avenue Business Association (GABA).  He was the neighborhood grand marshal of the Grand Old Day parade in June 2017.

When not at the office or volunteering in his community, Andy is with his wife and two sons watching his beloved golden gophers

 

Professional Accomplishments

  • Adjunct Law Professor – University of St. Thomas School of Law (2008-present)
  • 2016 Attorney of the Year - Minnesota Lawyer
  • SuperLawer - Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine (2015, 2016, & 2017)
  • Rising Star – Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine (2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014)
  • AAA Arbitrator (2010-present)
  • Co-Editor, MN Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, 5th Edition (2014)
  • Served as Speaker, Course Chair and Instructor at seminars for lawyers and insurance professionals:
    • Ramsey County Bar Association
    • Hennepin County Bar Association
    • Minnesota State Bar Association
    • Kaplan Professional Schools
    • NBI

Publications

  • Medical Subrogation, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Law Deskbook, 5th Edition (2014) - current
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage, Minnesota Insurance Law Deskbook, 4th Edition (2011)
  • Legal Responsibilities of Automobile Owners, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Law Deskbook, 4th Edition (2011) - current
  • Medical Subrogation Issues, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Law Deskbook, 4th Edition (2011) - current
  • Collateral Source Manual (2014) (mcfarg.com) - current

Professional Info

Education

  • University of Minnesota, B.A. (2001)
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (cum laude 2005)
  • Graduate, NITA National (2006)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Bar (2005) 
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (2005)
  • North Dakota State Bar (2007)
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota (2014)

Professional Affiliations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Ramsey County Bar Association

Awards

  • Solon E. Summerfield Scholar (2001)
  • CALI Award (2003)
  • CALI Award (2004)
  • “Rising Star” (2011-2014) Mpls/St. Paul Magazine
  • SuperLawyer (2015-2017) Mpls/St. Paul Magazine
  • 2016 Attorney of the Year - Minnesota Lawyer