Attorney Brendan Flaherty can be contacted at 612-338-0202 or 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).
Brendan Flaherty represents injured people and their families in litigation involving foodborne illness, Legionnaires’ disease, product liability, accidents and wrongful death.
Brendan was a member of the Pritzker Hageman trial teams that achieved
a $45 million settlement for clients injured by a medical product
a $7.55 million verdict for a child who contracted an E. coli infection and developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (kidney failure).
a $6.45 million settlement in food poisoning litigation.
He was named an “Attorney of the Year” by Minnesota Lawyer in 2014 for a multimillion-dollar settlement for babies sickened by an over-the-counter medical product. He also represented clients who suffered kidney damage from phospho-soda bowel prep products in MDL litigation that recently resulted in a multimillion-dollar global settlement.
He was recently quoted by the New York Times regarding a Listeria outbreak linked to ice cream:
Brendan Flaherty, a lawyer at the Minneapolis-based [Pritzker Hageman] firm, represents several people who may have been sickened after eating Blue Bell products, though he stressed that further DNA tests would have to be carried out to confirm a link. “The challenge of the outbreak is that they kept expanding the recalls in scope and time,” he said. “Now health department officials are reopening and looking at listeriosis cases that they previously never linked to specific products, and they could discover a lot more cases linked to Blue Bell.”
Brendan has an adjunct teaching position at the University of Minnesota Law School. He teaches courses on the practice of law, introducing students to foundational skills and professional responsibility issues.
Brendan Flaherty’s article, “Salmonella Eggs, an Update,” was published in Update Magazine, a publication of The Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI).
Brendan said the following about representing injured people:
I am committed to making this system work better for injured people. If insurance companies refuse to pay fair compensation, I believe it is just and reasonable to exercise the right to a jury trial. With each verdict in favor of a person wrongfully injured, the insurance companies will face increasing pressure.
When a client allows me to help them fight insurance companies through the jury system, I am grateful and inspired. That is what this profession is all about.
Mr. Flaherty graduated with a degree in history from Grinnell College and earned a law degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School. Prior to joining Pritzker Hageman, Mr. Flaherty was an associate at the law firm of Campbell Knutson, P.A. where he specialized in civil litigation. Mr. Flaherty also spent two legislative sessions on staff at the Minnesota Senate where he drafted legislation and provided policy research for the Transportation, Environment & Natural Resources, Crime & Public Safety and Judiciary Committees.