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The Practice

Thibodeau, Johnson & Feriancek formed when the partners chose to leave a general practice law firm to focus on civil trial work and litigation. Our attorneys have tried over 175 jury trials and have over 90 years of combined litigation experience. We are dedicated to helping our clients' needs through a philosophy of intelligent and aggressive litigation.

We regularly defend Fortune 500 companies in a wide variety of civil actions. Our firm tries complex cases involving asbestos, multi-party product liability and corporate liability claims. We practice throughout the States of Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin, in all state and federal courts. Our attorneys defend claims including motor vehicles, premises liability, construction defects, property damage, work place injuries, toxic torts and catastrophic injury.

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Ashland Sewer Class Members

If you received a Settlement Notice regarding Bayfront, LLC, et al. v. Short Elliott Hendrickson, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-CV-41 brought in Ashland County Circuit Court and are seeking to review a copy of the full Settlement Agreement a link to the full text is available here.

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Recent Trials

Product Liability

A 400,000 lb diesel blast-hole drill tipped over at a taconite mine on the Minnesota Iron Range wrecking the drill and causing the death of its operator. Our client was a supplier of bolts that connected hydraulic jacks to the frame of the drill. Four bolts from one jack were found broken in the vicinity of the tip over. Co-defendant drill manufacturer claimed that our client's bolts were defective due to hydrogen embrittlement. After a four week trial involving testimony of seven metallurgists and engineers, a ten person jury found that our client was not liable and attributed 100% of the fault to the drill manufacturer and awarded the mine approximately $4,000,000.00 from the drill manufacturer which also settled the wrongful death claim of the surviving widow for millions of dollars.


Living mesothelioma trial focusing on plaintiff's cause of disease. Jury returned a favorable verdict below our settlement offer.


Plaintiff brought claims related to alleged misappropriation of trade secret information by former employee and present competitor. Jury returned defense verdict in favor of our client and awarded our client damages pursuant to counter claims.

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