Greg Weyandt, of Counsel

Greg Weyandt focuses his practice on Alternative Dispute Resolution. He tried over 150 cases to conclusion in state and federal courts. Those trials involved health, disability, fiduciary, securities, tax and trust, products liability, construction, insurance, personal injury, banking and trade secret issues. Additionally, he handled over 100 arbitrations.

Greg’s experience as a trial lawyer led to his being selected numerous times as a party appointed arbitrator, neutral arbitrator and mediator. Courts have appointed him as a special master and special investigator. As a mediator he has helped settle everything from, “routine” soft tissue cases to multi-party claims with numerous catastrophic injuries and multiple defendants to complex commercial matters involving banking, construction and contractual disputes with and without insurance coverage.

He continues to work with other lawyers at the firm on a variety of commercial disputes.

Prior to joining Briol & Benson (formerly Briol & Associates), Greg was Managing Partner and Chair of the Litigation group at Rider Bennett, LLP, and later partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

Greg’s professional achievements include:

  • Recipient, 2008 David Graven Public Service Award (awarded annually by the Minnesota State Bar Association to the lawyer who best exemplifies the high standards of the profession in combination with a commitment to public or community service)
  • Repeatedly selected as one of Minnesota’s “Top 100” lawyers, “Top 40” business litigators and “Top 40” health lawyers, by Minnesota Law and Politics*
  • For inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” in the practice areas of: Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Trusts & Estates and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants®*†
  • Named a “Super Lawyer, ” as published by Minnesota Super Lawyers©Mpls-St. Paul and Twin Cities Business Magazines, 1994 – present*‡
  • Fellow of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, 2012
  • Member, American Board of Trial Advocates 1994 – present, Past President of Minnesota Chapter and Past Member of the ABOTA National Board
  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, 2001-2011
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2007-present
  • Leading American Attorneys

* According to the Minnesota Judicial Branch, as of June 20, 2015, there were about 28,000 licensed attorneys in Minnesota.

* As of 2010 Minnesota Law & Politics Magazine ceased publication.

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Professional Experience

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Marquette University Law School
J.D., 1976

University of St. Thomas
Equivalent of Master’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry (no thesis written – no degree granted)

University of Minnesota
B.A., 1971