Mark N. Stageberg Law Firm  5101 Thimsen Avenue, Suite 201
Minnetonka, MN 55345 USA
Please call 952-470-5242
Cell 952-239-0249
Fax 952-470-5240

Win Some Lose Some
Mark Stageberg's Memoir


  • Orr High School, Orr, Minnesota - High School Degree, 1962

  • Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota - 1962-1964

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis - B.A. Degree, 1966
    • Major: Economics
    • Minor: Mathematics

  • University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis - J.D. Degree, 1969
High School: Salutatorian, American Legion Award, Bausch Lomb Science Award, 13 athletic letters, school newspaper and yearbook Concordia College: Student Senator, Social Society, varsity baseball, freshman scholarship University of Minnesota: Fraternity vice president and rush chairman Law School: Graduate cum laude, Order of the Coif, Minnesota Law Review (2 years), Tuition scholarship (3 years), Academic fraternity counselor
14th in class of approximately 170 13.23 grade point average Grading system: A: 14-16 B: 11-13 C: 8-10
Summer 1968, Legal clerkship with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, New York City; doing general legal work in different firm departments. Part time during third year law: Legal research for Meagher, Geer, Markham & Anderson, Minneapolis. August, l969 - September, l971: Meagher, Geer, Markham & Anderson, Minneapolis; Primarily trial work in the insurance defense area. 1970-1972: Part time legal writing and appellate advocacy instructor at the University of Minnesota Law School. September 1971 - June, 1976: Richard D. Allen, Ltd. Minneapolis; 75% civil litigation in tort and workers' compensation areas, with some real estate, probate and mechanics lien law. June, 1976 - December, 1993: Lommen, Nelson, Cole & Stageberg, P.A., Minneapolis; Senior and Managing Partner; 100% civil trial litigation including tort law, products' liability law, medical malpractice, legal malpractice and workers' compensation January, 1994 - Present; Mark N. Stageberg, Attorney at Law, Minnetonka; engaged in civil litigation in the representation of personal injury and wrongful death clients, doing mediation and arbitration services.
Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association 1990-present. Recognized in the Personal Injury Litigation Section of the 1989 to present volumes of Naifeh & Smith, the Best Lawyers in America Recognized in Minnesota since 1994 in Consumer Guidebook, Law & Leading Attorneys as determined by statewide survey of lawyers conducted by the American Research Corporation
Minnesota Supreme Court, Minnesota Federal Court, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Military Appeals

Hennepin County, Minnesota, and American Bar Associations;
Minnesota Association for Justice, Academy of Certified Minnesota Trial Lawyers, American Arbitration Association, Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, and American Association for Justice.

Captain in Army Judge Advocate General Reserve (inactive)
I have spoken and given presentations in Minnesota and nationally to attorneys on over 30 occasions. In most instances, an accompanying scholarly paper was prepared and presented.
For a number of years I have been actively involved in several phases of alternative dispute resolution, as either a volunteer or a paid arbitrator or mediator in the following areas: Property Loss Appraisals - 10 hearings Attorney/Client Fee Arbitrations - 20 disputes AAA Arbitrations - 75 disputes No-Fault Arbitrations - 30 disputes Hennepin County Non-Binding Arbitrations - 5 cases Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Arbitrations - 30 cases Mediations - 35 disputes

Born in Virginia, Minnesota on October 27, 1944.

I have been active in church activities, including being a counsel member and a building committee chairman.  I am an active member of the Lifetime Fitness Athletic Club.  Personal hobbies include hunting, fishing, tennis, golf, skiing, and sailing.


5384 Waters Edge Drive, Minnetonka, MN
Cell Phone:  (952) 239-0249

Free initial consultation. Practicing in Minneapolis, Minnesota and surrounding states since 1969 in areas of personal injury, wrongful death, aviation, product liability, malpractice.
Proven litigation success with many large jury verdicts for clients.

Stageberg Law Firm