J D Haas began his legal career by representing defendants and insurance companies in lawsuits. By 1991, he had tried a sufficient number of cases such that he could take the examination tests necessary to be recognized as a “Nationally Board Certified Trial Lawyer” by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has passed those tests and has held that prestigious honor continuously since 1991. In 1996, J D stopped representing insurance companies and began to represent families who had family members killed or seriously injured by others.
Since J D has been a lawyer, he has tried 47 cases to juries all over the U S and has negotiated settlements in thousands of other cases. He has tried serious injury or wrongful death cases to juries in Arizona, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. He has negotiated settlements for clients who live in California, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin.
About 20 years ago, J D realized that what he enjoyed most about being an attorney was that he got the chance to know people well, and to help them through difficult times. Since then, he has limited the number of cases that he takes so that he has enough time to build a strong relationship with each client.
J D has received the following awards:
2013 Torch Award for Ethics Finalist-Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota
2014 Torch Award for Ethics Finalist-Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota
2014 Torch Award for Ethics Winner-Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota
2014 Housing Court Attorney of the Year Award-Volunteer Lawyers Network
2015 Attorney of the Year Award-Volunteer Lawyers Network
Nationally Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy continuously since 1991
Minnesota Keystone Program member since 2012 (Donating 5% of pre-tax profit)
AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell (The highest rating possible)
AVVO 10.0 rating (The highest rating possible)
Trial Master member since 2015 (35 civil trial minimum)