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Mark R Kosieradzki

763-746-7800
Mark R Kosieradzki
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
3675 Plymouth Blvd Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55446
www.koslawfirm.com
Phone: 763-746-7800
Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Mark R Kosieradzki

Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law

National Board of Trial Advocacy

National Board of Trial Advocacy

Mark R Kosieradzki

Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy

About Mark R Kosieradzki

Mark R. Kosieradzki is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America.” Mark is a past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Board of Governors for the Ame... read more »

Biography

Mark R. Kosieradzki is certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America.”

Mark is a past president of the Minnesota Association for Justice (MNAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association), the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice (AAJ, formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America), is a past president of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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Contact Information

Mark R Kosieradzki -
Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC
3675 Plymouth Blvd Suite 105
Minneapolis, MN 55446
www.koslawfirm.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 763-746-7800
  • Office: 952-545-7600

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Personal Injury50.00%
Civil Trial Law50.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
Wisconsin Member in Good Standing 1989
Minnesota Member in Good Standing 1980

Work Experience

Position Duration
Shareholder, Sieben, Grose, Von Holtum, McCoy & Carey, Ltd, Minneapolis, MN 19801996
Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Urban J. Steimann, Third Judicial District of MN 19791980
Judicial Intern to Hon. Miles W. Lord, United States District Court 01978
Principal, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm present
President, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, LLC present

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Drake University Law SChool Juris Doctorate 1979
Iowa State University Bachelor of Science 1975

Associations

Position Organization Duration
American Association for Justice (formerly ATLA) present
American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group present
Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota present
Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin present
Aletheia Institute present
National College of Advocacy present

Specialty Certifications

Certification Specialty Accredited Organization Year
Board Certified Specialist Civil Trial Law Minnesota State Bar Association ---
Board Certified Specialist Civil Trial Advocacy National Board of Trial Advocacy ---

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Top 100 The National Trial Lawyers 2013
Best Lawyers in America Best Lawyers 2013
AV Rating Martindale Hubbell Law Directory 2013
Super Lawyer,
1991 to present
Minnesota Law and Politics 2013
The State's Most Respected Attorney Minnesota Monthly 2011
Minnesota's Top 100 Attorneys Minnesota Law and Politics ---
Top Lawyers 1998-Present Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine ---
Minnesota's Top Personal Injury Attorneys- 2001 to present Minnesota Law and Politics ---

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
"Why Patients Look to the Legal System" Minnesota State Bar Association 2013
"Dealing with an Obstructive Adversary in Depositions" FJA Workhorse Seminar 2013
"Proving and Arguing Damages for the Elderly" AAJ Winter Convention 2013
"Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The 30(b)(6) Deposition" Advanced Deposition College 2013
"Death Star" Depositions: The 30(b)(2) Deposition" Advanced Deposition College 2013
"Why Jurors Reject Expert Testimony" Aletheia Institute Webinar 2013
"False Charting" Churchill Downs Event 2013
"30(b)(6) Cutting to the Chase" KJA Nursing Home Seminar 2013
"The Dangers of Understaffing" AAJ Boston Seminar 2013
"Finding Hidden Documents" Trial Tactics CTLA Ohio Seminar 2013
"Damages for the Elderly" AAJ's Weekend with the Stars 2012
"Resident to Resident Assault: Getting the Medical Records of Other Residents." AAJ Webinar 2012
"Aggressive Discovery: Set the Pace, Keep it Moving, and Find what you Need." Advanced Motor Vehicle Litigation 2012
"Who's the Bose? Deconstructing Corporate Structure to Build the Case." Pennsylvania Association for Justice 2012

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Blogs

Minnesota Nursing Home Abuse Blog

RSS iconMN Nursing Home Abuse

Star Tribune Questions the Minnesota Department of Health’s Nursing Home Investigations

Posted on Sunday, February 19th, 2017

On the front page of today’s Star Tribune, investigative reporter Chris Serres questions the effectiveness of the Minnesota Department of Health’s commitment to protecting residents o... [read more]

Head of Chemical Dependency Center Rapes Vulnerable Client

Posted on Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC, made the decision to hire “a recovering methamphetamine addict with an extensive criminal history — including a charge for engaging in prostitution” ... [read more]

Fighting Against Unfair Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses

Posted on Monday, January 30th, 2017

Today’s Star Tribune has a front-page article focusing on the dangers of forced arbitration clauses contained in nursing home and assisted living admission agreements.  The articl... [read more]

Kosieradzki Smith pursues punitive damages for nursing home narcotic overdose

Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

This past Monday morning, Joel Smith was in court in Austin, Minnesota, pursuing a punitive damages claim against the St. Mark’s Lutheran Home nursing home.  The case involves an overdose o... [read more]

Kosieradzki Smith wins settlement in elopement hypothermia case against assisted living facility

Posted on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Mark Kosieradzki and Joel Smith have reached a successful settlement of a significant wrongful death action against a St. Paul assisted living facility, Cerenity Residence on Humboldt. On a frozen Nov... [read more]

Kosieradzki Smith client successfully challenges Health Department’s flawed investigation

Posted on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

As reported in today’s Star Tribune, the Minnesota Department of Health  (MDH) has reversed its earlier decision regarding the death of resident at the Minnesota Veterans Home-Minneapo... [read more]

Publications and Articles

30(b)(6): The Most Underused Weapon in the Arsenal."

Published 2012

Publisher:

Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention

"Dealing with Elder Abuse and Neglect Lawsuits"

Published 2012

Publisher: Thomson Rueters and Aspatore

Elder Law Litigation Strategies

"The Dangers of Understaffing"

Published 2011

Publisher: Trial Magazine

Volume 47, No. 8, August 2011

"Avoid Common Pitfalls in Deposition"

Published 2009

Publisher: Trial Magazine

Editorial

" Keep Discovery Civil- When Opposing Counsel Obstructs or Deflects your Access to Evidence, Look to the Rules and Long-Settled Case Law for Relief. Both are on your Side."

Published 2008

Publisher: Trial Magazine

"Exhaust the Witness's Knowledge"

Published 2007

Publisher: Trial

tip from "depositions for Dummies-New Techniques Making it Simple," taken from AAJ's Winter Convention. Good Counsel Column

"Deposition Notebook"

Published 2005

Publisher: West Publishing

"It's all in the documents"

Published 2005

Publisher: Trial Magazine

"Essay on Negotiation"

Published 2003

Publisher: Trial Magazine