“The Plaintiff’s Policy Task Force and TIPS take great pride in honoring Mr. Ciresi with the Pursuit of Justice Award,” said Fletcher D. Handley Jr., chair of the task force. “He has been named one of Minnesota’s best trial lawyers by just about every organization continuously since the early ’90s. He has served as lead counsel in dozens of complex business litigation and pharmaceutical cases. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota Association for Justice and was selected as Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1998 by the Public Justice Foundation. His lifetime of dedication to public and community is just as impressive, and he is most deserving of this award.”
Ciresi will receive the award on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis during the TIPS Fall Leadership Meeting’s Welcome and Pursuit of Justice Awards Reception.
Ciresi is a partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi LLP, a national litigation firm headquartered in Minneapolis. His trial practice focuses in the areas of product liability, intellectual property and business and commercial litigation. He has also acted as counsel for corporations, individuals and governmental entities throughout his career. Ciresi has taught and lectured nationally and internationally for various professional and business groups and played an instrumental role in the growth and diversity of his firm’s practice.
Ciresi has served as chairman of his firm’s Executive Board and was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota. He is a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Hennepin County Bar Association, Inner Circle of Advocates, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Bar Association, Ramsey County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, American Board of Trial Advocates, Minnesota Association for Justice and American College of Trial Lawyers.
He has been recognized for his work by numerous publications and groups, including Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, Lawdragon and Minnesota Law & Politics, among others. Ciresi earned his honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Southwestern University School of Law in 2001, his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1971 and his B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in 1968.
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