Overview

Chuck Webber is a commercial trial and appellate lawyer. He has represented clients in trying and winning complex commercial cases involving medical devices, financial transactions, commercial contracts and business torts. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers.

Jury-Trial Experience

Winning jury trials in commercial cases depends on simplifying complex subject matter and telling the client’s story in an understandable and persuasive way. Chuck enjoys translating the complex into plain English. And that has enabled him to win trial victories in a variety of commercial areas.

Appellate Advocacy

Chuck is one of Minnesota’s leading appellate specialists. He has successfully defended and reversed verdicts for clients in the Minnesota Supreme Court and Minnesota Court of Appeals, as well as the Seventh and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeal.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Clerkships

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Hon. Frank H. Easterbrook, 1990-1991

Education

University of Chicago Law School
J.D. with honors, Order of the Coif, Law Review (associate managing editor) (1990)

University of Minnesota
B.A. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa (1987)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • The New Lawyer Experience
    Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, 2018
  • 5 Things to Know About Justice Gorsuch's First 30 Days on the Court
    Law360, May 2017
  • How to Win Your Next Civil Jury Trial
    Minnesota CLE, Minneapolis, 2000-02, 2004-06, 2008-10, 2014, 2015-17
    Ohio CLE, Cleveland and Columbus, 2013 and 2014

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • District of Minnesota Federal Practice Committee
  • Commission on Judicial Selection, First Judicial District
  • Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure
  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Former Assembly Member; Appellate Practice Section (Past Chair); Court Rules & Administration Committee; Civil Jury Instruction Committee

Civic Activities

  • St. Stephen’s Human Services, Minneapolis —  Chairman of Board of Directors

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Baker Daniels Women's Forum for Achievement — Leadership Council, 2015-present

Honors

  • The Best Lawyers in America — Commercial Litigation, 2006-16; Appellate Practice, 2010-17; Bet-the-Company Litigation and Securities Litigation, 2011-17 (Minnesota Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, 2014-15); Environmental Litigation, 2011-14, 2016-17
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business — Litigation: General Commercial, Litigation: Appellate, 2004-18
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Business Litigation, 2007-18
  • American College of Trial Lawyers — Fellow, 2010-present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) — Member, 2017-present
  • International Society of Barristers (ISOB) — Fellow, 2015-present
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2016
  • Benchmark: Litigation — Local Litigation Star, 2008 and 2013; Appellate, Energy and Natural Resources, Securities, 2014
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