简介

Bruce Jones is a voice for clients in federal and state appellate courts. Whether defending a trial court decision or pursuing the reversal of a judgment, Bruce brings specialized knowledge and experience to litigation areas such as product liability, drugs and medical devices, consumer fraud, and the environment.

Appellate Expertise

Bruce is co-chair of the firm’s appellate advocacy practice. In addition to his expertise in briefing and oral argument, Bruce has conducted extensive appellate motion practice, pursued and resisted petitions for extraordinary writs of mandamus and prohibition, and sought and opposed discretionary appeals.

Bruce also provides extensive pre-appellate consultation to litigants in state and federal trial courts, advising and guiding on anticipated appeals, motions, jury instructions, and other arguments directed to preserving issues for appeal.

Product Liability and Toxic Torts

Bruce has defended many toxic tort and other products liability claims. He has administered and defended hundreds of asbestos cases pending in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, coordinating asbestos pleadings, discovery requests and responses, motions, and court and attorney communications on behalf of more than 30 different companies.

Putting Clients First

Bruce litigates with clients’ interests as the top priority. He has handled appeals, litigation or potential litigation matters for clients such as:

  • The National Football League
  • Zimmer, Inc.
  • Cirrus Industries, Inc.
  • Cargill, Incorporated
  • Novartis Pharmaceutical
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Fannie Mae
  • BASF Corporation
  • Brunswick Corporation
  • TIC, The Industrial Company
  • Mathy Construction Co.
  • Minnesota Vikings Football Club

资质

执业资格

Minnesota
North Dakota
California
South Dakota

出庭资格

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth 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 Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota
U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota

法务助理

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Hon. Charles E. Wiggins, 1985-1986

教育

University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Law Review (managing editor) (1985)

University of Iowa
M.F.A. (1980)

Mankato State University
B.S. summa cum laude (1977)

见解和活动

其他角度
  • Eighth Circuit Appellate Practice Manual
    Chapters on Standing and Sanctions, Editions 1-6
  • Tort Law Desk Reference, A Fifty-State Compendium
    Minnesota chapter, 2009-2018 editions
  • Petitions for Discretionary Review and Petitions for Extraordinary Writs
    PracticeLaw.org

领导力和社区

无偿服务

Bruce leads the appellate division of Faegre Baker Daniels's JUSTice for Kids, a pro bono program that provides representation to guardians ad litem and others in state court appeals in termination of parental rights and other family law cases.

职业协会

  • Minnesota State Bar Association — Appellate Section (Executive Council, 2000-06)
  • Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure — Advisory Committee, 2008
  • Minnesota Juvenile Rules Committee — Expedited Appeals Subcommittee, 2008
  • Warren E. Burger Inn of Court — President, 2000-01
  • American Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

荣誉

  • JD Supra — Readers' Choice Awards, 2017
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Baker Benson Pro Bono Award, 2015; Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2014-16
  • Best Lawyers in America — Appellate Law, 2012-15, 2017-19; Mass Tort/Class Action Litigation, 2013, 2015-19 (Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants' Lawyer of the Year, 2017, 2019); Product Liability Litigation, 2013, 2015-19
  • Legal 500 — Recognized as a leading lawyer for Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, 2007
  • Minnesota Law & Politics — Super Lawyer, Appellate Practice (multiple years)
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