Overview

Joe Winebrenner is a product liability defense lawyer who defends individual, mass tort and class action litigation matters.

Joe specializes in dispositive motion practice, including motions for summary judgment and Daubert motions to exclude expert testimony. He has also successfully defeated motions for class certification, and he has appeared at numerous trials on behalf of clients.

Joe represents clients in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumer and construction products.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

Minnesota

Education

Columbia Law School
J.D. (2007)

University of Chicago
B.A. Phi Beta Kappa, with honors (2003)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook: Admission of Expert Testimony in Federal Court
    Co-presenter, Evidence Deskbook Webcast Series, Minnesota CLE, August 2017
  • Eighth Circuit Clarifies Daubert Standard
    Mass Torts Practice Points, ABA Section of Litigation, July 2017
  • Fourth Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Based on Evidentiary Oversight
    Mass Torts Practice Points, ABA Section of Litigation, May 2017
  • 3D Printing and its Impact on Product Liability
    Co-presenter, Minnesota State Bar Association, March 2017
  • Supreme Court to Address Constitutional Limits of Personal Jurisdiction
    Co-author, Mass Torts Practice Points, ABA Section of Litigation, February 2017
  • Denture Cream MDL Loses Its Bite
    Co-author, Mass Torts Practice Points, ABA Section of Litigation, October 2016
  • Picking Up the Pieces: Litigating after the Big Daubert Ruling
    Co-author, Mass Torts Litigation, June 21, 2016
  • Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook: Admission of Expert Testimony in Federal Court
    Co-presenter, Evidence Deskbook Webcast Series, Minnesota CLE, May 2016
  • Whose Fault Is It Anyway? 3D Printing Product Liability Issues
    Co-presenter, University of Minnesota Symposium on Disruptive Innovation: Legal Concerns in 3D Printing, March 2016
  • How to Handle the After-Effects of Daubert Rulings
    Moderator, American Bar Association, Joint CLE Seminar, January 2016
  • Betting the Company: Five Steps to Effective Mass Tort Defense
    Co-author, Minnesota Lawyer, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, September 2015
  • First Circuit Strengthens Preemption for Brand-Name Drug Cos.
    Co-author, Law 360, May 8, 2015
  • Minnesota Courtroom Evidence Deskbook: Admission of Expert Testimony in Federal Court
    Co-presenter, Evidence Deskbook Webcast Series, Minnesota CLE, April 2015
  • Challenging Expert Evidence in Mass Torts and Class Action Litigation
    Co-presenter, ABA Section of Litigation Roundtable, April 2015
  • The Significance of Bankruptcy in Mass Torts Litigation
    Mass Torts Litigation, January 22, 2015
  • Fifth Circuit Recognizes Product-Development Protocol Preemption
    Co-author, Mass Torts News & Developments, ABA Section of Litigation, January 2015
  • Strategically Selecting Case-Specific Deponents in Personal-Injury Mass-Tort Litigation
    Co-author, Mass Torts Litigation, August 20, 2014
  • Court Split Over Medical Device Claims Persists
    Co-author, Law360, February 10, 2014
  • A Lesson on Liability Risks for Device and Pharma Companies
    Co-author, Law360, October 21, 2013

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • In the Matter of the Petition to Adopt B.T., District Court, Juvenile Division, Hennepin County, Minnesota — Member of trial team representing the Guardian ad Litem in a six-day contested adoption proceeding. Obtained a verdict consistent with the Guardian ad Litem's recommendation.

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association — Co-chair, Environmental & Energy, Mass Torts, and Products Liability Litigation Committees' Joint CLE Seminar, 2018
  • American Bar Association — Co-chair, Mass Torts Experts & Evidence Subcommittee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Leaders Impacting the Non-Profit Community (LINC) — Graduate, 2014

Civic Activities

  • CASA Minnesota — Board of Directors

Honors

  • Minnesota Super Lawyers — Rising Star, Personal Injury Defense, 2013-14, 2018
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