Conor E. Tobin

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Associate
Location:
Eagan, Minnesota
Phone:
651-968-1296
800-448-9799 (Toll free)
Fax:
651-454-4232
Email:

Conor Tobin joined Grannis & Hauge, P.A. in 2016.  He serves as a No-Fault arbitrator and a Conciliation Court referee, served as a panel attorney for Criminal Defense Services, Inc. and helped established a low-income panel in Dakota County.  His extensive litigation experience includes criminal, personal injury and business litigation, jury trials and appellate work, arbitrations, administrative licensing matters, and immigration matters.  Conor is also a Minnesota Rule 114 Qualified Neutral.  He has been rated as a “Rising Star” by SuperLawyers® in 2012 - 2017—an honor given to no more than 2.5% of attorneys.

After growing up in Eau Claire, WI, he graduated from Augsburg College, and received a Fulbright Fellowship to study at the University of Oslo in Norway.  He graduated from William Mitchell College of Law and clerked for the Honorable Robert A. Awsumb in Ramsey County District Court.

Conor is an active soccer referee officiating in semi-pro, amateur, recreational, high school, and college competitions.  He is the treasurer of the Minnesota State Referee Committee, a Minnesota State Bar Association member and mock trial judge, and a Guardian ad Litem.  He is admitted to practice in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Washington as well as the Federal District Court for Minnesota.

Areas of Practice

  • 40% Civil Litigation: Business, Personal Injury, Employment
  • 20% Criminal Defense
  • 25% Business and Real Property Transactions
  • 15% Estate Planning and Probate

Litigation Percentage

  • 60% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2006
  • Wisconsin, 2006
  • Washington, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of Minnesota, 2008

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: CALI Award - Immigration Clinic
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Norwegian
  • University of Oslo, Norway
    • Fulbright Fellow/Master's (Hovedfag) - 2002
    • Honors: Institute for Political Science
  • Alexandria Community and Technical College
    • Law Enforcement Certificate - 2013

Classes/Seminars

  • No-Fault Arbitrations, Course Chair, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2012 - Present
  • Common No-Fault Issues with Big Consequences, Minnesota Association for Justice, 2007 - Present
  • Chiropractic Ethics and Boundaries and Record Keeping in Minnesota, Dan Dock, D.C., Seminars, 2010 - 2013
  • Do's and Dont's for New Lawyers, MSBA-New Lawyers Section, 2007
  • Peace Prize Forum, Panel Moderator, Augsburg College, 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer: Rising Stars, 2012 - 2017
  • Fulbright Fellowship to University of Oslo, Norway, 2001 - 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Minnesota State Bar Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Ramsey County Bar Association, Member, 2002 - Present
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Minnesota Association for Justice, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Wisconsin Association for Justice, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Minnesota Source Code Coalition/Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Warren E. Burger Inns of Court, Student Member, 2004 - 2005

Past Employment Positions

  • Bennerotte & Associates, P.A, Associate Attorney, 2009 - 2013
  • Legal Research Center, Research Attorney, 2015 - 2016
  • Tobin Law Office, Attorney, 2013 - 2016
  • Sawicki & Phelps, P.A., Associate, 2007 - 2009
  • Minnesota Second Judicial District (Hon. Robert A. Awsumb), Judicial Law Clerk, 2005 - 2007

Pro Bono Activities

  • Dakota County Defense Panel, 2009 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Services, Inc., 2009 - 2015

Languages

  • Norwegian