"The people's good is the highest law" - Cicero

Gary J. Gordon

Gary has been a trial lawyer for over 40 years. He has a general litigation practice and has handled cases throughout the United States and overseas involving personal injury/wrongful death, fire and explosions, products liability, professional negligence, commercial disputes, and class actions.

He has been recognized by his peers by election to both the American Board of Trial Advocates and the International Association of Defense Counsel. In addition, Gary has been a frequent lecturer to legal and industry groups on the use of expert witnesses in litigation.

In his spare time, Gary enjoys reading and rock climbing (not at the same time). He also likes camping, hiking, and kayaking in Northern Minnesota and Canada.


  • University of Minnesota Law School (JD)
  • Brooklyn College (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Products Liability Litigation, Mason Publishing Co., 1980

Community Involvement

  • Lecture, Litigation Management
  • Lecture, Class Actions
  • Lecture, Mass Disaster Litigation
  • Lecture, Products Liability
  • Lecture, Trial Tactics
  • Lecture, Evidence
  • Lecture, Statistical Evidence
  • Lecture, Scientific Evidence
  • Lecture, Design Defects
  • Lecture, Deposition and Cross Examination of Cause & Origin Experts, Economists and Statisticians
  • Lecture, Science in the Courtroom
  • Lecture, Class Action Fairness Act
  • Lecture, Removal of Class Actions to Federal Courts

Professional Memberships

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Minnesota Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association
  • Wisconsin Bar Association
Super Lawyers Preeminent CLM DRI Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association