Stephen Rathke draws on the extensive trial experience he gained as Crow Wing County Attorney in his present civil litigation practice. He is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a civil trial specialist. A substantial part of his practice consists of the defense of lawyers accused of professional negligence, and he engages in general trial practice with an emphasis on commercial and employment disputes. In addition, he represents clients in both commercial and personal injury litigation. He also defends those charged with complex criminal offenses. Mr. Rathke has been selected by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics and as a “Leading American Attorney.” Mr. Rathke is Lommen Nelson’s representative to the International Lawyers Network, a worldwide referral service, and frequently represents out-of-state companies involved in Minnesota litigation. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Litigation & Appeals
Defamation & Privacy
Personal Injury Litigation
U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1978
Abolition of the Mental Illness Defense,” 9 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 143, 1983
Plea Negotiation Under the Minnesota Sentencing Guidelines 5 Hamline Law Review 271, 1982