Bob Falsani, Jim Balmer and Jim Peterson, partners in the law firm that bears their names, will all be included again as Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2020. This is the 27th year for Falsani, 22nd for Balmer and 20th for Peterson.
Selection is based upon peer nomination and evaluation combined with independent research. Only 5% of all Minnesota lawyers are so honored.
Falsani has published over eighty articles on Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury litigation and lectures widely on the subjects. Included as a Best Lawyer in America, he is the only lawyer in the State of Minnesota to be selected by his peers for both the American Board of Trial Advocacy and as a College of Worker's Compensation Lawyers' fellow. In 2009 he received the Minnesota Association for Justice's highest honor - The Lifetime Achievement Award.
Balmer has been recognized as a Best Lawyer in America for many years. A diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocacy, he has lectured extensively on trial tactics, court rules and evidentiary issues.
Also a Best Lawyer in America, Peterson served on the Board of Governors of the Minnesota Association for Justice for ten years,
All three attorneys are certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a Senior Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association.
Founded in 1975, Falsani, Balmer, Peterson & Balmer has an extensive practice in personal injury, worker's compensation and Social Security disability law in both Minnesota and Wisconsin. The firm received the Volunteer Law Firm of the Year award from the Northeastern Minnesota Volunteer Attorney Program four times in the last twelve years.