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Charles A. Bird - Rochester, MN

300 3rd Avenue SESuite 305 Rochester, MN 55904

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Updated: 03/04/2022

Rochester Commercial Litigation Lawyer


Mr. Bird is the Founder and President of Bird, Stevens & Borgen since 1987. He has extensive experience in agricultural commercial loss litigation and products liability. Mr. Bird has litigated more than 50 jury cases (many greater than a 3 weeks in length) to verdict before courts in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa and has been involved in over 100 appeals.

Mr. Bird has been married for 41 years and has 3 children.

About Charles A. Bird

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation 50%
  • Personal Injury 25%
  • Workers' Compensation 25%


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding Partner, since 1987


Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, 1975
  • Minnesota, 1973
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1982
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1996

Specialties and Certifications

  • Civil Trial Specialist, NBTA (1993) / Minnesota State Bar Association (1991)

Other Affiliations

  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers, 1991 - Present (Dean Emeritus)
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, 1979 - Present (Member Amicus Committee)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association, 1974 - Present (Member (ongoing) / Chair, Civil Litigation Section (2013-2014))
  • Minnesota Supreme Court, 2005 - 2013 (Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Procedure)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Federal Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Olmsted County Bar Association


  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1970
    Major: Business Finance
    Major: Accounting


Other Sources of Feedback About Charles A. Bird

Included on the 2023 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2003 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2002 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1997 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1996 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1994 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Charles A. Bird on Super Lawyers


  • SuperLawyer - Minnesota, 2003 - 2014
  • Minnesota Attorney of the Year - Minnesota Lawyer, 2014

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300 3rd Avenue SESuite 305 Rochester, MN 55904


  • 507-282-7736

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