Andrew Parker

Partner

Phone: 612.355.4100
Fax: 612.355.4101
Email: parker@parkerdk.com
Address: 888 Colwell Building
123 Third Street North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

Professional Experience

  • Founded Parker Daniels Kibort – 2017-present.
  • Founded Parker Rosen – 2005-2017.
  • Founded Smith Parker – 1995-2005.
  • Shareholder Popham Haik Law Firm – 1988-1995.
  • Selected by peers as top 5% of all lawyers in the State of Minnesota each year 1998 to present.
  • Chair, 30 attorney Labor and Employment Practice Group, Popham Haik Law Firm.
  • Lead trial counsel on numerous successful multi-million-dollar litigation matters involving civil rights violations, defamation, and contract and employment disputes.
  • Represented some of largest employers in State of Minnesota, including University of Minnesota, City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council as defendants and numerous senior executives and others as plaintiffs.
  • Regular speaker at state and national conferences on adversarial proceedings and specific substantive areas of practice.
  • Lead counsel on hundreds of commercial property tax appeals.
  • Lead counsel representing Federal Debt Collection Practices Act lawsuits on behalf of creditors and collection companies.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Defamation Litigation
  • Shareholder Disputes/Business Divorce
  • Intellectual Property
  • FDCPA Defense Litigation
  • Property Tax Appeals
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Government and Regulatory Disputes

Courts Admitted

  • S. Supreme Court
  • S. Tax Court
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Minnesota Federal and State Courts
  • Arizona Federal and State Courts

Education

  • University of Minnesota: B.A. Political Science and Economics — 1983
  • University of Minnesota: M.A. Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs — 1988
  • University of Minnesota: D.  Walter F. Mondale School of Law School (cum laude) — 1988

Representative Cases

  • Represented Plt — Greterman v. Oxbow Country Club et al., North Dakota State District Court, 9-day Jury Trial – $2.1M verdict (Defamation/Slander Lawsuit).
  • Represented Plt — Bottum v. Jundt Associates, Minnesota State District Court, 8 day Court Trial — $2.3M verdict (Portfolio Manager Oral Contract Lawsuit).
  • Represented Plt – Hixon v. City of Golden Valley et al., Minnesota Federal District Court, 5 day Jury Trial – $1.1M verdict (Police Excessive Force Civil Rights Lawsuit).
  • Represented Def – Thomas Maye v. University of MN et al., Minnesota State District Court, 20 day Court Trial — $0 verdict (Denial of Promotion Race Discrimination Civil Rights Lawsuit).
  • Represented Plt — Chesney et al. v. Kirtland Equipment Services, US EEOC, Settled (Age Discrimination).
  • Represented Plt — Viking Partners v. Kensington Retail Center, Minnesota Federal District Court, Settled (Real Estate Contract Dispute).
  • Represented Plt – Berman v. Alliant, Massachusetts State District Court and JAMS Arbitration, Settled (Broker Employment Agreement Dispute).
  • Represented Plt – Coustan v. Allianz Life Financial Services, FINRA Arbitration, Settled (Broker Employment Agreement Dispute).
  • Represented Plt – Brad Olah Motorsports v. Arctic Cat Sales Inc., Minnesota State District Court, Settled (Breach of Business Contract).
  • Represented Plt — Stein Industries v. Lee, Minnesota Federal District Court, Settled (Intellectual Property Theft/Breach of Contract).
  • Represented Def – Medtronic v. Robert Rice, Minnesota State District Court, Settled (Restrictive Covenant/Breach of Contract).
  • Represented Plt – N. Lakes Data Corp. et al. v. Telvent GIT, Minnesota Federal District Court, Settled (Breach of Business Contract).
  • Represented Def — Tokio Marine et al. v. Trans Tech Serv, Inc., Minnesota Federal District Court, Settled (Negligent Transport/Insurance Coverage Dispute).
  • Represented Plt – Janes v. City of Golden Valley, Minnesota State District Court, Settled (Whistleblower/Defamation).
  • Represented Plt – Clancy v. City of Golden Valley, Minnesota State District Court, Settled (Wrongful Termination).
  • Represented Plt – Smith v. Starbucks, Minnesota Federal District Court, Settled (Age Discrimination/Defamation).
  • Represented Def/Counterclaim Plt — Fox Rothschild Law Firm v. Bison Advisors LLC, Minnesota State District Court, Settled (Legal Malpractice).
  • Represented Def/Counterclaim Plt – JDT Int’l v. Kral, et al., Minnesota State District Court, Settled (Business Partnership Separation).
  • Represented Def/Counterclaim Plt — Archway Marketing Serv. v. Phillips, Minnesota State District Court, Settled (Breach of Senior Executive Employment Contract).
  • Represented Plt – Qualle v. Fairview Health Services, Minnesota State District Court, Settled (Age Discrimination).
  • Hundreds of labor arbitration cases handled through Award.
  • Numerous Fair Debt Collection Practices Act defense cases.
  • Multiple high-profile police department and fire department investigation matters.

Honors

  • AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 1998-2020
  • Recognized as one of the top 40 employment and appellate lawyers in Minnesota

Community Involvement

  • Co-Chair — Twin Cities Benjamin Cardozo Society Steering Committee – 2014-present.
  • Board of Directors — Minneapolis Jewish Federation – 2013-present.
  • Board of Directors — Jewish Community Relations Council of MN and Dakotas – 2014-present.
  • Cofounder — MN Chapter of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (MN AIPAC) – 1999.
  • Chair – MN AIPAC – 1999-2004.
  • AIPAC National Council – 2005-present.
  • Member — AIPAC – 1990-present.
  • Board Member and Chair of Charitable Giving Cmte – Oak Ridge Country Club – 1996-2002.
  • Delegate — Israel International Legal Affairs Conference – 2013.
  • Legislative Staff — Federal and State – 1983-1984.
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