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James Lavoie - Minneapolis, MN

2420 Centre Village431 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Updated: 02/23/2023

Minneapolis Personal Injury Lawyer

Overview

Jim Lavoie, a longtime resident of the Twin Cities and Milaca, Minnesota, exclusively representing persons who have been injured or who have lost loved ones. He has represented people with all degrees of injuries and loss, devoting his sincere attention and best efforts to all. He takes pride in offering clients the personal attention everyone wants and needs during the difficult time of a life altering injury or loss of a family member...

Jim Lavoie, a longtime resident of the Twin Cities and Milaca, Minnesota, exclusively representing persons who have been injured or who have lost loved ones. He has represented people with all degrees of injuries and loss, devoting his sincere attention and best efforts to all. He takes pride in offering clients the personal attention everyone wants and needs during the difficult time of a life altering injury or loss of a family member.
He attributes his success to his diverse experiences and qualifications, including:

  • Army helicopter pilot, 101st Airborne Div., Vietnam, 1970-71
  • Ag helicopter crop duster
  • Avid outdoorsman
  • Labor experiences in jobs such as truck driving, commercial debris hauling, truck and passenger tire service, concrete landscape product finishing, and mechanics
  • University of Minnesota honors graduate from both undergraduate school and law school
  • Mille Lacs County Attorney 1978-1985
  • Volunteer High School Mock Trial Coach and judge, Minnesota State Bar Association mock trial program
  • Volunteer Board Member, Milaca Scholarship Foundation
  • Member, Pagosa First, community organization, Pagosa Springs, Colorado

Mr. Lavoie began his practice as a prosecutor, serving as Mille Lacs County Attorney, successfully prosecuting all levels of crime, including murder, rape, child sexual abuse, and financial crime. He went into private practice in St. Cloud in 1985, concentrating on civil litigation. In 1991 he moved his practice to Minneapolis where his work has been exclusively on behalf of injured people and families.

Still residing and active in Mille Lacs County, Jim is proud to say that a great many of his clients come from the central Minnesota region, as well as the metropolitan area.

Mr. Lavoie is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He's been voted a Super Lawyer® in the area of personal injury in annual polls of Minnesota lawyers conducted by Minnesota Law & Politics and Mpls/St. Paul magazine. His is also qualified as a neutral arbitrator and mediator.

Besides the firm's main office in Minneapolis, Jim maintains an office in Milaca, MN.

About James Lavoie

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Drunk Driver Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Defective Product Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 1977
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1983

Other Affiliations

  • Minnesota Association for Justice (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Member)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association (Member)
  • Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota (Member)

Education

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1977
    J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
    Honors: Cum Laude
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1973
    B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    Honors: Magna Cum Laude
    Major: Economics
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 1999

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About James Lavoie

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
  • 2001 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 2000 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1999 Minnesota Super Lawyers list
  • 1998 Minnesota Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James Lavoie on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Voted Super Lawyer® (in top 5% of Minnesota lawyers) every year since 1998
  • Rated AV, highest rating of Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service, for ethical standards and legal ability since 1998 (top 14% of lawyers in America)
  • Member, American Society of Legal Advocates, by invitation extended to less than 2% of lawyers nationwide

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Address

2420 Centre Village431 South Seventh Street Minneapolis, MN 55415

Fax

  • 612-349-6806

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