Attorneys and Staff

Gregory N. McEwen

Phone: 651-224-3833
Fax: 651-223-5790
E-Mail: gmcewen@mcewenlaw.com

Minneosta Super Lawyer 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009

Practice Areas:

  • Serious Injury or Death
  • Product Liability
  • Insurance Claims Practices
  • Business Litigation.

Gregory N. McEwen has the distinction of being both voted by his peers as one of the Super Lawyers in Minnesota for five years in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, and as one of twelve "Rising Stars" by the Minnesota Lawyer newspaper in 2002.

Mr. McEwen's peers have recognized him for the results he has consistently obtained for his clients over the years. As one of the most successful attorneys in the country, since opening a private practice in 1997, he has recovered in excess of 100 million dollars for people he represents throughout the United States. He has also obtained more than 20 verdicts and settlements in excess of 1 million dollars each.

Mr. McEwen has focused his career on complex, high stakes litigation. Whether he is representing catastrophically injured individuals against product manufacturers, insurers and others, or businesses whose owners or shareholders have been harmed, his dedication to clients is legendary.

Mr. McEwen is a member of the Million Dollar Roundtable, a member of the American Inns of Court, a member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association for Justice, a member of the American Association for Justice, a member of Attorneys Information Exchange Group, and a member of the Minnesota State Bar Association. He has appeared on public radio, television, and numerous times in newspapers, including a case that was highlighted in the New York Times.



Recent Results

$1.5 million settlement - 2008

When a propane explosion in a Richland, Iowa home killed seven people and injured eight, Greg McEwen obtained a $20 million settlement after the eight survivors sued the homeowners and various companies in the supply and distribution chain responsible for the propane and the pipeline on the homeowners' land. The case reportedly is the largest personal injury settlement in Iowa history.

A $9.6 million verdict for two victims of an anhydrous ammonia tank explosion. One plaintiff suffered severe chemical burns and another died when an anhydrous ammonia tank ruptured, spilling 1,500 gallons of the chemical, and then exploded. It was found that there was a failure to warn users about the necessity for periodic inspections and testing of anhydrous ammonia tanks and about the dangers of the chemical. See in news.

Greg McEwen earned a $8.3 million settlement by representing a husband and wife who had complained about a gas smell in their house, but were assured that nothing was wrong. Days before the explosion which killed the husband and burned more than 50% of the wife's body, the plaintiffs' gas detectors were set off. One of the defendants told the plaintiffs to unplug the detectors because they were too sensitive. The settlement was reached through arbitration.

Greg McEwen earned a $4.9 million settlement by representing a middle-aged woman who was injured when the weight loss drug she was using was recalled.

When Greg McEwen's clients' home exploded, Greg was able to prove that the defendants did not warn them about a defective propane warning system, and he was able to obtain a $3 million settlement.

In several other propane matters involving home explosions and the respective defendants' failure to warn the plaintiffs about a defective propane warning system, Greg McEwen obtained $1.8 million, $1.7 million, and $1.45 million for his respective clients.

When a plaintiff suffered burns on 29% of his body, including 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his face due to a retailer and other defendants' failure to warn of the defective nature of a propane warning agent, Greg McEwen obtained a $1.25 million settlement for the plaintiff.

A Ford Explorer swerved to avoid a deer, causing the vehicle to roll over. The passenger sustained a spinal injury, rendering him paraplegic. The $1.125 million settlement Greg McEwen obtained provided for the young man's future care, rehabilitation and security. This is the first lawsuit in Minnesota involving the alleged tendency of Ford Explorers to roll over.

Greg McEwen was able to obtain a $1.049 million recovery for a middle-aged woman due to a recalled drug used for weight loss.

A $1 million settlement was recovered by Greg McEwen for a 78-year-old woman due to a recalled drug.



Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law, J.D. (1996)

  • Concordia College, B.A.

  • Luther Seminary, M. Div.


Publications
  • Preparation of the LP Gas, Fire, or Explosion Case from Investigation Through Trial, National Association of Subrogation Professionals - Subrogator - 2005


Professional Associations
  • Minnesota Association for Trial Lawyers

  • Board of Governors (2004 - 2009)

  • The American Association for Justice (1997 - Present)

  • Minnesota Bar Association


Professional Recognition

  • Super Lawyers, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum

  • Mpls/St. Paul Magazine "Top Lawyers," 2004 & 2006

  • Minnesota Law & Politics, Minnesota's Top Personal Injury Attorneys, 2004 - 2009


Bar Admissions
  • All Minnesota Courts

  • Pro hac vice Admission in U.S. District Courts: Iowa, Idaho, North Dakota and Nebraska.

  • Pro hac vice Admission in State Courts: Mississippi, North Dakota and Iowa


Professional Presentations
  • Oops They Did It Again! Overcoming Common Defense Strategies and Tactics - Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association, January 14, 2005

  • Premises Liability - Explosions, November 13, 2002

  • Fire! - Back to the Basics, Minnesota Institute of Legal Education, February 12, 2002


Media

Greg McEwen has made several media appearances including appearances on:

  • KARE TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

  • KSTP TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

  • WCCO TV (Minneapolis/St. Paul)

  • Minnesota Lawyer

  • New York Times

  • Pioneer Press (St. Paul)

  • Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

  • Forum (Fargo, ND)

  • Herald (Grand Forks, ND)