We are a national law firm with offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Our Minnesota attorneys have appeared on CBS News, Fox-TV, KARE-TV, KSTP-TV and WCCO-TV. They have also been interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Associated Press, CNN, Lawyers USA and others.
We represent injured people in claims involving foodborne illness, wrongful death, product liability, medical malpractice, transportation negligence and fires and explosions. Attorneys Fred Pritzker, Elliot Olsen and Eric Hageman have been named “Super Lawyers” by Minnesota Law & Politics for the curernt year. Fred Pritzker is listed in the current issue of The Best Lawyers in America.
Fred H. Pritzker is a nationally recognized lawyer with over thirty years of experience representing individuals and families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His personal injury practice focuses on cases involving E. coli and other foodborne illnesses, truck accidents, car accidents, bike accidents, product liability, traumatic brain injury, defective medical products, medical malpractice, and fire/explosion injuries. On behalf of his clients, he has obtained numerous million and multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts.
Mr. Pritzker is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He has also achieved status as a Certified Civil Advocate from the National Board of Trial Advocacy and a Certified Trial Specialist from the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has been selected by his peers as a ”Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyer” and “Top 40 Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer.” He has also been selected for inclusion in the current edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
He is a former president of the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association and a former governor of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.
Mr. Pritzker is a sought-after speaker on personal injury matters and has conducted numerous seminars and presentations on such matters as top verdicts and settlements, foodborne illness, premises liability, products liability, car insurance, trial tactics, use of expert witnesses, and traumatic brain injury.
Elliot Olsen practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and foodborne illness litigation. As a recognized leader in these areas, he has taught a number of continuing legal education courses on a broad range of topics, including insurance coverage, appellate advocacy, trial advocacy, various personal injury topics, and tort reform. He has frequently been named a “Super Lawyer” by Law and Politics, a publication dedicated to promoting excellence in the legal field.
Mr. Olsen received his undergraduate degree from Carleton College and his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked for the Honorable Gary L. Crippen of the Minnesota Court of Appeals. Mr. Olsen is a Certified Civil Trial Specialist with the Minnesota State Bar Association and is a successful veteran of numerous jury trials. He has also argued a substantial number of appeals.
Before joining Pritzker Olsen, P.A. & Associates, Mr. Olsen was a partner in the law firm of Gislason & Hunter where he practiced for 11 years. There he gained experience as a defense attorney, representing companies in personal injury lawsuits. This invaluable experience as a defense attorney benefits his clients at Pritzker Olsen, where he exclusively represents injury victims (plaintiffs).
Mr. Olsen is married to Lea B. Olsen, a broadcaster for the Minnesota Timberwolves. She does halftime features for over-the-air Timberwolves games and also sideline reporting for Minnesota high school basketball tournaments. Mr. Olsen and his wife have two young children.
Eric Hageman practices in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, products liability and civil rights/civil liberties. He has significant litigation experience in state and federal courts. He has successfully tried numerous cases to juries in his career and has successfully argued appeals at both the state and federal level.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Mr. Hageman has been named a “Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics, a publication dedicated to promoting excellence in the legal field, for five consecutive years, 2004 through 2008. He was named a “Rising Star” by Law & Politics every year from 1999 to 2004. He is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Mr. Hageman received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and his law degree, cum laude (with honors), from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Before joining Pritzker | Olsen, P.A. & Associates, Mr. Hageman was with Flynn, Gaskins & Bennett, where he represented clients in a wide variety of litigation matters, including civil rights, plaintiffs’ personal injury, criminal defense, as well as defending companies in products liability cases. This invaluable experience as a defense attorney benefits his clients at Pritzker | Olsen, P.A., where he exclusively represents plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death cases.
Mr. Hageman’s trial experience also led him to author an article, “Winning the Credibility Battle in Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Cases.” The article provides practice pointers on dealing with the potential problem of juror bias.
Brendan Flaherty represents injured people and their families in car accident, foodborne illness, product liability and wrongful death litigation.
Brendan has represented many people who have been treated unfairly by auto insurance companies and is committed to changing the system one case at a time.
Right now, Brendan along with Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman, is representing people injured in Yamaha Rhino rollover cases.
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 | Olsen, 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.
Brendan is active in the community and regularly volunteers for youth organizations. He is a Bolder Options mentor and financially supports the YWCA. Every year he participates in a firm-sponsored bowling fundraiser for the Highland Park Friendship Club, an organization that provides teens and young adults with disabilities the opportunity to participate in social and recreational activities.
Renee B. Pritzker received her undergraduate degree with honors from Macalester College and her JD from William Mitchell College of Law. Ms. Pritzker practiced environmental law at Dorsey & Whitney before joining Pritzker Olsen,where she serves as the firm administrator. She is also active in disability rights organizations.
“I used to practice in a huge law firm. What I like about this firm is that we’re small enough to really get to know our clients. For some people, an injury is the worst thing they’ll ever experience. We help people get on with their lives. That’s a lawyer’s highest calling.”
Renee is the glue that holds the firm together. She is dedicated to making sure that our clients get the best possible service.