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Thibodeau, Johnson & Feriancek, PLLP
800 Lonsdale Building
302 West Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 218-722-0073
Fax: 218-722-0390
Toll Free: 800-279-1910
E-Mail: jdf@trialgroupnorth.com
www.trialgroupnorth.com
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Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • General Liability
  • Bodily Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Commercial Law
  • Trucking Law
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Coverage Issues
  • Workers' Compensation
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AIG Technical Services, Inc.Austin Mutual Insurance Company
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyBurlington Insurance Company
Carolina Casualty Insurance CompanyChubb & Son, Inc.
CNACoregis Insurance Company
Fireman's Fund Insurance CompaniesFirst Financial Insurance Company
General Casualty Insurance CompanyGreat American Insurance Company
Hartford Insurance CompanyMeridian Mutual Insurance Company
Metropolitan Insurance CompanyRCA Insurance Group
SECURA Insurance, A Mutual CompanySentry Insurance a Mutual Company
St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance CompanyTravelers Insurance Companies
Unitrin, Inc.Zurich North America
Non-Insurance Clients
Azcon CorporationHoneywell, Inc.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.Lorillard Tobacco Company
Moose International, Inc.North American Refractories Company
Pneumo-Abex Corporation
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Personnel Information
Partners
Thomas R. Thibodeau
Duluth, MN
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1967
  • Wisconsin, 1983
  • England, 1996
  • Wales, 1996
  • North Dakota, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh and Eighth Circuits, 1983
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State, England, Wales and Eleventh District Bar Associations
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Diplomate, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Association of Defense Trial Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association
Education:
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A. (cum laude), 1964
  • University of Minnesota, J.D., 1967
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David M. Johnson
Duluth, MN
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1992
  • Wisconsin, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1992
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Eleventh District Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Publications:
  • Co-Author: "Taking the Offensive; How Summary Judgement Practice Can Lead Your File Preparation," Minnesota Defense, Spring 1994
  • "Cross Examination of Medical Experts," Defense Research Institute Magazine, For the Defense, February 1997
  • "Ethical Considerations in Settlements, " Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association Release Deskbook, Fourth Edition, 1998
Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist
Education:
  • The University of North Dakota, B.B.A., 1989
  • University of Minnesota, J.D., 1992
Born:1966
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Jerome D. Feriancek
Duluth, MN
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1993
  • Wisconsin, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, 1996
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Eleventh District Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
Certifications:
  • Certified Civil Trial Specialist
Education:
  • Hamline University, B.A., 1989
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1993
Born:1967
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Matthew R. Thibodeau
Duluth, MN
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 1997
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A., 1993
  • University of Minnesota, J.D., 1997
Language:
  • Spanish
  • Aymara
  • Quechua
Born:1971
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Associates
Sara E. Nachtman
Duluth, MN
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Automobile
  • Insurance Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2006
  • Wisconsin, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2009
Memberships:
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Women Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Northern Iowa, B.A., 2003
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1981
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Benjamin J. Grams
Duluth, MN
Practice Areas
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Insurance Defense
  • Real Estate
  • Subrogation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2016
Education:
  • Seton Hall University
  • College of St. Scholastica, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2006
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D., 2010
Born:1983
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Peter Raukar
Duluth, MN
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2005
  • Wisconsin, 2014
Memberships:
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of St. Thomas, B.A. Political Science, 1999
  • Rutgers University School of Law-Camden, J.D. (with honors), 2004
Born:1976
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