SCHOOL HONORS AND ACTIVITIES: 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
LAW SCHOOL RECORD: 14th in class of approximately 170 13.23 grade point average Grading system: A: 14-16 B: 11-13 C: 8-10
EMPLOYMENT RECORD (LAW RELATED) 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.
RECOGNITION AND CERTIFICATION: 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
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN: 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.
MILITARY RECORD: Captain in Army Judge Advocate General Reserve (inactive)
SPEAKING AND PRESENTATIONS 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.
ARBITRATION/MEDIATION ACTIVITIES 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