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Andrew J. Rorvig

952.544.5501
arorvig@mcfarg.com

Legal Assistant: Molly Kovash – mkovash@mcfarg.com

Andy is a partner and a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Mitchell-Hamline College of Law.  He is admitted to both the Minnesota and North Dakota state and federal courts. Prior to law school, Andy worked in government at both the Minnesota State Senate and the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office.

Since joining the firm in 2005, Andy has become known as a trial lawyer.  In nearly 17 years, he’s tried dozens and dozens of jury trials all over Minnesota from Carlton to Detroit Lakes to Mankato, and back.  As a result, Andy is a Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  He’s also argued in front of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Starting in 2008 and continuing today, Andy serves as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law.  When not teaching students, Andy also enjoys academic writing and serves as the co-editor of the Minnesota State Bar’s ‘Minnesota Motor Vehicle Accident Deskbook.’ Due to this legal education background, he’s become a frequent speaker regarding civil litigation and insurance related topics.

Some of his professional accomplishments include being named either a Rising Star or a Super Lawyer 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.  In 2019 he was recognized for his many trial related achievements and invited to become a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Andy’s free time is spent with his family.  He has a wife and two sons.  They live in the Crocus Hill neighborhood in St. Paul.  He and his wife are active in their community with Andy having served and serving on non-profit boards of directors and always coaching youth sports in St. Paul.  He’s got a special spot for the Capitol City.  Just ask him.

Professional Accomplishments

  • Board President,  Historic St. Paul “HSP” (2019 – present)
  • Secretary, University of St. Thomas Adjunct Faculty Council (2022-present)
  • Member, City of St. Paul Advisory Committee on Organized Trash Collection, (2022-present)
  • Treasurer, Ramsey County Bar Association, (2021- present)
  • Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist,  Minnesota State Bar Association (2018-present)
  • Adjunct Law Professor, University of St. Thomas School of Law (2008-present)
  • Attorney of the Year , Minnesota Lawyer (2016)
  • SuperLawer, Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine (2015 – 2022)
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates “ABOTA” (2019 – 2021)
  • Member, St. Paul STRONG Steering Committee (2019 – present)
  • Pro Bono Lawyer, Volunteer Lawyers Network (“VLN”) housing court clinic (2018-present)
  • Board President, Summit Hill Association District 16 Planning Council (2016-2018)
  • Member, Grand Avenue Business Association “GABA” (2015-2018)
  • Committee Member, 4th Judicial District Ethics Committee, (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)
  • 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); and 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, 5th Edition (2014); and 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
  • Attorney of the Year – Minnesota Lawyer (2016)
  • Certified Civil Trial Law Specialist, (2018) Minnesota State Bar Association