EDINA, MN--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2014) - Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of five new attorneys. On April 1, 2014, Jonathan Jay, Terrance Newby, Calvin Branton, Bruce Dunn and Rod Zerbe will be integrating their practices with Hellmuth & Johnson. Jay, Newby and Branton will be joining the firm at its headquarters office in Edina, Minnesota. Dunn and Zerbe will be "of counsel" to the firm and will base their practices out of California and New York, respectively.
All five attorneys are joining from the commercial litigation group of the Minneapolis-based firm Leffert, Jay & Polglaze, P.A. The group brings a wealth of experience in the handling of commercial litigation in state and federal courts, in arbitrations, and in litigating insurance disputes. Branton, Dunn and Zerbe also have extensive experience in defending professional malpractice and errors and omissions claims against insurance and reinsurance brokers. Jay and Newby add their extensive background in intellectual property litigation, including patents trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and related intellectual property disputes (representing both plaintiffs and defendants).
Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, founded in 1994 has grown to be one of Minnesota's top 25 largest law firms. This addition will bring the total number of attorneys to 51 and the total staff to around 100 employees. The firm offers an array of legal services with a traditional focus on clients in the real estate, construction, financial, employment, business and technology industries.
"These attorneys bring new capabilities to the firm in the intellectual property litigation and insurance areas. Their collective experience bolsters our ability to deliver new and exciting commercial litigation services to our clients," says Chad Johnson, Hellmuth & Johnson's Managing Partner. Jon Jay states, "We were looking for a forward-thinking law firm to grow our practices, locally and nationally. Hellmuth & Johnson gives us the platform to deliver the highest quality of service for our clients."
Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC offers a range of legal services to meet both corporate and individual needs. The firm holds the highest possible Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell -- The AV Peer Review Rated designation. For more information, visit www.hjlawfirm.com. Additional information about the integration can also be obtained by contacting Laura Struthers at (952) 746-2102.