ACTLM Welcomes New Member Patrick Stoneking

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Posted by ACTLM
2 years ago | October 30, 2019

The Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota (ACTLM) is pleased to welcome Patrick Stoneking into membership.  Mr. Stoneking was recently certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law.   Certified trial lawyers have successfully completed numerous jury trials and demonstrated superior knowledge, skill and integrity in the legal profession.  This achievement is earned by fewer than 3 percent of all licensed Minnesota attorneys.

Mr. Stoneking  practices with the law firm of Robins Kaplan in Minneapolis.  His practice is focused on personal injury and medical claims.  His firm’s website profile notes:

“Pat Stoneking’s career been dedicated to helping people who have been permanently and severely injured by others’ mistakes.  Some of the most harmful mistakes are medical, and throughout his career Pat has helped people whose lives have been upended by poor medical care.  Lawsuits arising out of poor medical care have been recognized as “unique,” “difficult,” “bitter and contentious” and that their “effect[s] on litigants [are] often profound.”[1]  Pat enjoys facing the challenges within this legal environment and the satisfaction he gets from helping regular people level the playing field against healthcare providers and their insurance companies who do whatever they can to deny responsibility for what has been done.

Pat has extensive experience in litigation, having spent over 70 days in the courtroom trying cases since 2015.  He has represented hundreds of people across the Midwest in claims that have often involved complex medical issues and insurance coverage matters.  He is an active member of the American Association for Justice and the Minnesota Association for Justice, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.  He has frequently presented on some of the more complicated aspects of medical malpractice litigation, including loss-of-chance, methadone prescription liability, and the several procedural requirements that are unique to medical malpractice claims.  He is often asked to participate in appellate matters that involve medical malpractice issues, and has argued at the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Minnesota.  He has been asked to write amicus curie briefs on behalf of the Minnesota Association for Justice when malpractice issues are under review to protect the interests of injured patients.

Pat enjoys solving difficult problems, leading him to pursue a double major in Mathematics and Economics that he completed in three years from the University of Wisconsin.  He went on to the University of Minnesota Law School, where he graduated with honors and went to work helping injured people.  Pat serves on the Board of Directors and Treasurer at Children’s HeartLink, a non-profit organization dedicated to giving children born with congenital heart disease access to safe, effective medical care for their condition.  Pat has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star and recognized by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a North Star Lawyer for his pro bono work.  Pat and his wife, Sophie, have four kids: Connor, Samantha, Marisa, and Charlie.

[1] Anderson v. Florence, 181 N.W.2d 873, 878 (Minn. 1970).”

ACTLM is a professional association of experienced Minnesota trial lawyers from all Minnesota judicial districts who have been certified as civil or criminal trial specialists by the Minnesota State Bar Association or the National Board of Trial Advocacy.