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Andrew J. Rorvig

952.544.5501
arorvig@mcfarg.com

Legal Assistant: Molly Kovash – mkovash@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.  In almost 16 years of practicing law, he’s tried dozens and dozens of jury trials all over Minnesota, from Carlton to Detroit Lakes to Mankato, representing injured folks.  He’s also argued in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.  As a result, Andy is a Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

Starting in 2008, Andy serves as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  He also contributes to the St. Thomas community at large as a member of the Adjunct Council.   When not teaching law students, Andy also enjoys academic writing and serves as the co-editor of the Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook that is published annually by the Minnesota State Bar Association for practitioners.  Due to his this background with law students and other lawyers, he’s a frequent speaker regarding civil litigation and insurance related issues with an emphasis on subrogation.

Some of his professional accomplishments include being named either a Rising Star or a Super Lawyer every year since 2011 by Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.  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 was recognized for his many trial related achievements and was invited to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates in 2019.

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 in St. Paul .  He and his wife are active in that community, with Andy having served and serving on non-profit boards of directors in St Paul.  He’s got a special spot for the Capitol City.  Just ask him.

Arguably, and most important to Andy, is his reputation as a supporter of the University of Minnesota athletics.  He is so extreme that he is known to schedule vacations, weddings, and other events around gopher 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

  • Ramsey County Bar Association Board Member (2020 – present)
  • Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist,  Minnesota State Bar Association (2018-present)
  • 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 – 2021)
  • 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)
  • Pro Bono Lawyer – Volunteer Lawyers Network (“VLN”) housing court clinic (2018-present)
  • St. Thomas University Adjunct Faculty Council Member (2020 – )
  • President of Summit Hill Association District 16 Planning Council (2016-2018)
  • Board Member Grand Avenue Business Association “GABA” (2015-2018)
  • Minnesota 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee Member (2014-2017) & (2020-present)
  • 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 Professional Schools

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” (2015-2021) Mpls/St. Paul Magazine
  • 2016 Attorney of the Year – Minnesota Lawyer
  • Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association