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David Schultz Selected as a 2016 "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer
December 02, 2016

Maslon is pleased to announce that David Schultz, partner in Maslon's Litigation Group, has been selected as a 2016 "Attorney of the Year" by Minnesota Lawyer. The 2016 honorees were chosen based on their leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service.

David was selected for his pro bono representation of a 57-year-old man named Terry Olson who, on September 13, 2016, became the 5th person on record to obtain early release from prison through the work of the Innocence Project of Minnesota (IPMN).

David is a trial lawyer and focuses his practice on high stakes litigation in the areas of product liability, healthcare, commercial disputes, civil and criminal fraud, and intellectual property. He has tried cases to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the country. David is board certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and as a Civil Trial Specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has taught trial advocacy at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA). David has developed an active appellate practice as well, having argued more than 50 cases before several federal circuits as well as the Minnesota Supreme Court and Court of Appeals. He is particularly adept in the analysis and elucidation of complex technical issues, a skill which he leverages for clients across all areas of his practice.

Amidst his vibrant law practice, David regularly devotes hundreds of hours to pro bono representation every year and has served on the Board of IPMN since 2004. As a result of his tireless work to help free the wrongfully convicted and reform the criminal justice system, David was also recognized at IPMN's 2016 Benefit for Innocence with the "Never Forgotten Award." (View announcement.)

To read a full list of honorees, go to: 2016 Attorneys of the Year.

View David's profile in the special section "Attorneys of the Year 2016" in the online version of Minnesota Lawyer.


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