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Andrew J. Rorvig

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arorvig@mcfarg.com

Andy is a partner at the firm and a graduate of the University of Minnesota (B.A. 2001) and Mitchell-Hamline College of Law (J.D. cum laude 2005). He is admitted to practice in both Minnesota and North Dakota state and federal courts. Prior to law school, Andy worked in state government at both the Minnesota Senate and the Attorney General’s Office.

Since joining the firm in 2005, Andy has become known as a trial lawyer.  He’s tried jury trials all over Minnesota, from Detroit Lakes to Hastings, representing injured folks.  He’s also argued in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  Andy is a Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He’s also serves as a neutral to help mediate cases for other lawyers.

In addition, since 2008, Andy has continued to serve as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. He enjoys writing and serves as the co-editor of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook that is published annually by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He’s also a frequent speaker regarding insurance related issues with an emphasis on subrogation.

Some of his accomplishments include being named either a Rising Star or a Super Lawyer since 2011 by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine, and in 2016, Andy was named as one of the “Attorneys of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer for his efforts with his partner Paul McEllistrem in obtaining a $5.5 million jury verdict in Hennepin County for a woman who was assaulted by a temp-employee.  He is also a recognized member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Andy’s free time is spent with his family.  He has a wife and two sons.  The family lives in the historic Crocus Hill neighborhood and are active in there community including their sons’ school, St. Thomas More.   He’s got a special spot for his adopted home town of St. Paul.  Just ask him.  Andy is a strong believer in civic engagement and has continued to serve on boards of various non-profits in his area.

He is also a well known supporter of the University of Minnesota athletics and is known to schedule vacations around football games.  He claims he will be in Pasadena, California some sunny new year’s day to watch his beloved gophers represent as Big 10 champions at the Rose Bowl.  His faith is clearly…strong.  He was destined to be a  trial lawyer.

Professional Accomplishments

  • Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist,  Minnesota State Bar Association (2018)
  • 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 – 2019)
  • Member of American Board of Trial Advocates “ABOTA” (2019 – present)
  • Board Member Historic St. Paul “HSP” (2019 – present)
  • St. Paul STRONG Steering Committee Member (2019 – present)
  • President of Summit Hill Association District 16 Planning Council (2016-2018)
  • Board Member Grand Avenue Business Association “GABA” (2015-2018)
  • 4th District Ethics Committee Member (2014-2017)
  • Rising Star – Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine (2011 – 2014)
  • AAA Arbitrator (2010-present)
  • Co-Editor, MN Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook, 5th Edition (2014); 6th Edition (2019)
  • 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

Publications

  • Medical Subrogation, Minnesota Motor Vehicle Law Deskbook, 5th Edition (2014); 6th Edition (2019)
  • 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); 6th Edition (2019
  • Collateral Source Manual (2014 – current)

Professional Info

Education

  • University of Minnesota, B.A. (2001)
  • Mitchell-Hamline 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)
  • “Rising Star” (2011-2014) Mpls/St. Paul Magazine
  • “SuperLawyer” (2015-2019) Mpls/St. Paul Magazine
  • 2016 Attorney of the Year – Minnesota Lawyer
  • Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association