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Prominent Trial Attorney Joins SG&S

Press Release
May 2007

MINNEAPOLIS (May 1, 2007) – The law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben announced today that prominent trial attorney, Richard J. Nygaard, formerly of Rider Bennett LLP, has joined the firm. Nygaard’s practice will focus primarily on plaintiff’s personal injury litigation.

Richard Nygaard has been a trial lawyer for over 35 years and has tried over 250 jury cases to a conclusion in Minnesota State and Federal courts, as well as courts in other states. He joined the firm after serving for many years as the chairman of Rider Bennett’s Litigation Department.

Nygaard has been in practice since 1968, and has represented a variety of high profile clients.  He has mass torts experience in the breast implant litigation in Minnesota and other states, and was a national liaison counsel in the multi-district jaw implant litigation. He has tried several trucking accident cases involving serious injury and has several jury verdicts in excess of one million dollars.

"Richard brings to our firm nearly 35 years of experience and an exceptional reputation of as a trial lawyer" said Jim Schwebel, President of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben, P.A. "We are thrilled and honored to have him join us."

Richard has been active throughout his career in many Hennepin County and Minnesota State Bar Association committees and served on the Governor's Judicial Selection Commission. He has been a lecturer on numerous occasions in the areas of the Rules of Evidence, trial tactics, expert witnesses, settlement agreements and discovery. He has been named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer" by Minnesota Law & Politics, is listed in Leading American Attorneys and has continually been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America. Richard is also a member of the “American College of Trial Lawyers”, recognized as the premier organization of trial lawyers in the country.

SCHWEBEL, GOETZ & SIEBEN, A Professional Association is the one of the leading law firms in Minnesota specializing exclusively in personal injury litigation. With 17 lawyers and more than 65 support staff, it provides personal, specialized service from initial investigation through settlement, trial or appeal. The firm is a community of experienced and committed trial lawyers who embrace a professional approach to the practice of law, providing the highest level of legal expertise and advice.

For more information, contact Tammy Offerman (tofferman@schwebel.com) at 612-344-0338 or visit schwebel.com.