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Denise Y. Tataryn - Minneapolis, MN

8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439

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Updated: 04/15/2013

Minneapolis ERISA Litigation Lawyer


Denise Yegge Tataryn is a partner at Hellmuth & Johnson. She joined the firm in 2012. Previously, she was a shareholder of the firm Mansfield, Tanick & Cohen. Ms. Tataryn served as judicial clerk to the Honorable Pamela Alexander in the Hennepin County District Court. In 1991, she took a senior attorney position with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, a federal governmental agency, in Washington, D.C. where she stayed for six years. In 1999 she returned to Mansfield Tanick & Cohen...

About Denise Y. Tataryn

Practice Areas

  • ERISA Litigation
  • Employment Law


  • 90%


Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1986
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin, 2006
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Arthritis Foundation (Board Member)


  • Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1986
    Law Review: Adelphia Law Review, 1985 - 1986
  • Mankato State University, Mankato, Minnesota
    Honors: magna cum laude
    Honors: Dean's List
    Honors: Phi Kappa Phi
    Major: Business Administration

Past Positions

  • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., Senior Attorney, 1991 - 1997
  • Mansfield & Tanick, Associate Attorney, 1987 - 1991
  • Hennepin County District Court, Hon. Pamela Alexander, Judicial Law Clerk, 1986 - 1987

Classes and Seminars

  • ERISA Law from the Employee's Perspective, Woman's Forum, Rep. Michelle Bachmann, 2009
  • Are You Going to End Up in Court This Year (2009 Law Changes), Mansfield Tanick & Cohen Incubation Briefing, 2009
  • The Gender Gap Still Exists!, American Ass'n of University Women, 2008
  • A Prescription for Health -n- Wellness, Arthritis Foundation CARE Conference, 2007
  • Employee Benefit Litigation, NELA Convention, 2007
  • Planning for Disability Assistance, Sjogren's Group, 2007
  • Planning for Disability Assistance, Coalition for Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Education, 2006
  • ERISA Benefit Law Update, ATLA 2006 Annual Convention, 2006


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Included on the 2023 Minnesota list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
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  • 2017 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
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  • 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

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Office Information


8050 West 78th Street Minneapolis, MN 55439


  • (952) 941-2337

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 8am to 5pm


Representative Cases

  • MacNally v. Life Insurance Company of North America ,(D. Minn. 2009)
  • Alliant Techsystems, Inc. v. Marks ,(D. Minn. 2008)
  • Alliant Techsystems, Inc. v. Marks ,(8th Cir. 2006)
  • Holoubek v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of A.m. ,(W.D.Wis. 2006)
  • In re PERA Police & Fire Plan Line of Duty Disability Benefits of Brittain ,(Minn. 2006)
  • Wakkinen v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of Am. ,(D. Minn. 2006)
  • In re Brittain ,(Minn. Ct. App. 2005)
  • Mason v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of Am. ,(D. Minn. 2005)
  • Wuollet v. Short-Term Disability Plan of RSKCo ,(D. Minn. 2005)
  • Fordyce v. Life Ins. Co. of North Am. ,(D. Minn. 2004)
  • Morgan v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of Am. ,(8th Cir. 2003)
  • UnumProvident Corp. ,(D. Minn. 2002)
  • McCardle v. UNUM Life Ins. Co. of Am. ,(D. Minn. 2001)

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