Mark Kosieradzki

Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
3675 Plymouth Blvd Suite 105
Plymouth, MN 55446
763-746-7800
www.koslawfirm.com


Mark R. Kosieradzki

Mark R. Kosieradzki is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in "Best Lawyers in America."

Mark is a past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

As a Diplomat in the National College of Advocacy, Mark has lectured in 30 states, Canada and Mexico on issues of professional malpractice, nursing home negligence and trial advocacy. He is the author of the textbook Litigating Spinal Cord Injuries: Law, Medicine and Economics, and coauthor of Thompson-West's, Deposition Notebook.

Mark has served as lead counsel in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases involving malpractice, construction injuries, nursing home neglect, interstate trucking accidents, and products liability. With a major focus on the representation of victims of nursing home neglect throughout the United States, he was elected chair of the National Nursing Home Litigation Group for the American Association for Justice . Together with his partner, Joel Smith, he co-authored the Nursing Home Litigation chapter the Thompson-West treatise, Litigating Tort Cases.

E D U C A T ION

Drake University Law School

Des Moines, Iowa

Juris Doctorate, 1979

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
B.S., 1975

E M P LOY M E N T

Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC; President
3675 Plymouth Blvd., Suite 105
Plymouth, MN 55446

Kosieradzki Law Firm; Principal
3675 Plymouth Blvd., Suite 105
Plymouth, MN 55446

Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum, McCoy & Carey, Ltd.; Shareholder
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
1980 to 1996

Judicial Law Clerk

Honorable Urban J. Steimann
Third Judicial District of Minnesota
1979 - 1980

Judicial Intern

Honorable Miles W. Lord
United States District Court Judge
1978

S P E C I A L T Y C E R T I F ICA T ION S

Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1988

Civil Trial Specialist, Certified by the Minnesota Bar Association, 1989

Diplomat of Trial Advocacy, National College of Advocacy, 1999

P R O F E S S I O N A L A S S O C I A T I O N S

Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota

Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin

AAJ Nursing Home Litigation Group 1999 - 2006

Executive Board (Chair) 2003 - 2004

Executive Board 2002 - 2004

National College of Advocacy - Diplomat

Minnesota Association for Justice formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers
Association

Officer: President 1994-95

President Elect 1993-94

Vice President 1992-93

Secretary 1991-92

Treasurer 1990-91

Board of Governors 1988 - 2002

Finance Committee 1989 - 1990

Education Committee 1988 - 1994

Executive Committee 1989 - 2002

Amicus Committee 1988-1990, 1993 -1994

Public Interest Committee (Co-Chair) 1994 -1995

Long-Range Planning Committee 1988, 1990, 1993

Legislative Committee (co-chair) 1990 - 1991

Elder Law Litigation Committee 1999 - Present

American Association for Justice
(formerly known as The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

Sustaining Member

Board of Governors, 1995 - 2000

Faculty - National College of Advocacy, 1989 - Present

Public Education Committee, Chair 1995 - 1998

Regional Director - Student Trial Advocacy Competition, 1993

Student Trial Advocacy Competition Committee, 1993, 1995

Law Student Services Committee, 1994 - 1995

Law Student Mentor, 1992 - 1994

Paralegal Advisory Task Force, Chair 1994 - 1995

President's Counsel 1994 - 1995

Trial Magazine, Peer Review

Curriculum Development Committee 1999 - Present

Trial Lawyers for Public Justice 1999 - Present

AAJ Press Advisory Board 2002 - Present

Lawdragon 3000 Leading Plaintiffs' Lawyers in American 2006 - present

Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys 2004 - 2006

The Tort Think Tank 2004

Minnesota Bar Association

Civil Trial Specialty Certification Council 1989 - 1990

Certification Review Panel 2002

American Bar Association

Hennepin County Bar Association

Ethics Committee 1988 - 1989

American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

President 2003-2004

President - Elect 2002-2003

Treasurer 2001-2002

Aletheia Institute - Board of Regents

August 1, 2007 - July 31, 2010

P ROF E S S IONAL R ECO G N I T ION

Best Lawyers in America 2007 - Present

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Minnesota Law & Politics, Minnesota's Top 100 Attorneys

Martindale Hubbell Law Directory -- AV Rating

Leading American Attorneys

Consumer Guide to Leading Attorneys in Minnesota

Minnesota Law & Politics, Super Lawyer for 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Who's Who International

1996 Law & Politics, Tort King

First Court, Inc., Designated Trial Judge

Who's Who in American Law

National Registry of Who's Who; Life Member #98984

Mpls-St. Paul Magazine “Top Lawyers”, August 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001,2002, 2003, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

Minnesota Law & Politics, Minnesota's Top Personal Injury Attorneys, 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

B A R A D M I S S ION S

Iowa, 1979

U.S. District Court,

Northern District of Iowa, 1979
U.S. District Court,

Southern District of Iowa, 1979
Eighth Circuit Court, 1979

Minnesota, 1980
U.S. District Court

District of Minnesota, May 15, 1980
U.S. District Court

Western District of Wisconsin, 1989
Wisconsin, 1988