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Banks Building
615 1st Avenue NE, Suite 425
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 612-874-1552
Fax: 612-331-2473
E-Mail: deckland@goetzeckland.com
www.goetzeckland.com
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Established: 2002

Practice Areas
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Daycare Defense
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About Us
Goetz & Eckland was founded in 2002 by Frederick Goetz and Deborah Eckland. The firm was unique in that it brought together Frederick's practice (criminal defense, personal injury, civil rights) and Deborah's civil defense practice—practice groups that are not often seen at one firm. The idea has always been that our clients are better served by having lawyers who understand the other side.

Goetz & Eckland’s insurance defense group represents insurers and their insureds in civil litigation. We provide zealous representation for clients from the inception of the claim to the discovery process through trial and the appellate process. Our lawyers have significant experience and the breadth of knowledge to handle the litigation of any substantive topic.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyWestfield Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Partners
Deborah Causey Eckland
Minneapolis, MN
E-Mail:deckland@goetzeckland.com
Admitted
  • Louisiana, 1988
  • Minnesota, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Memberships:
  • Amdahl Inn of Court
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Southern Mississippi, B.S. (with honors), 1985
  • Paul M Hebert Law School at Louisiana State University, J.D., 1988
Fraternity Information:
Phi Alpha Delta
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Alan P. King
Minneapolis, MN
E-Mail:aking@goetzeckland.com
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2005
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
Education:
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2004
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Scott R. Johnson
Minneapolis, MN
E-Mail:sjohnson@goetzeckland.com
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2008
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., 2008
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Associates
Rachel Osdoba
Minneapolis, MN
E-Mail:rosdoba@goetzeckland.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2013
Memberships:
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2013
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Gregory J. Young
Minneapolis, MN
E-Mail:gyoung@goetzeckland.com
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Criminal Defense
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2013
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Education:
  • California Lutheran University, B.A. (with honors), 2008
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2011
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Matthew G. Nelson
Minneapolis, MN
E-Mail:mnelson@goetzeckland.com
Practice Areas
  • Construction Defect
  • Premises Liability
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2013
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (Construction Law Section)
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, B.A., 2003
  • Hamline University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2013
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Ariel Pittner
Minneapolis, MN
E-Mail:apittner@goetzeckland.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction
Admitted
  • Minnesota, 2015
Memberships:
  • Minnesota State and Hennepin County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Iowa State University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2011
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 2014
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