Geoff Jarpe is a member of Maslon's Litigation Group. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits and arbitrations for 45 years, in Minnesota and many other jurisdictions. Geoff has handled hundreds of cases throughout his career, most in a first-chair capacity. Over that span, he has tried securities fraud cases, FINRA arbitrations, corporate ownership and valuation disputes, director and officer liability and fiduciary duty cases, tort cases, contract cases, and a variety of real estate cases, including condemnation, ownership, zoning, and land use disputes. Geoff is a member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates and the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota. He has been board certified as a civil trial specialist by the Minnesota State Bar Association and recognized as a board certified civil trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Selected Experience

  • Vohs v. Miller, 323 F. Supp. 2d 972 (D. Minn. 2004)
  • Tuttle v. Lorillard Tobacco Co., 118 F. Supp. 2d 954 (D. Minn. 2000)
  • St. James Capital Corp. v. Pallet Recycling Associates of North America, Inc., 589 N.W.2d 511 (Minn. App. 1999)
  • Ferguson v. Michael Foods, Inc., 74 F. Supp. 2d 862 (D. Minn. 1999)
  • Hartzell Mfg., Inc. v. American Chemical Technologies, Inc., 899 F. Supp. 405 (D.Minn. 1995)
  • PJ Acquisition Corp. v. Skoglund, 453 N.W.2d 1 (Minn. 1990)
  • Northern States Power Co. v. Minnesota Power and Light Co., 433 N.W.2d 157 (Minn. App. 1989)
  • Onan Corp. v. Industrial Steel Container Corp., 770 F. Supp. 490 (D. Minn. 1989); aff'd, 909 F.2d 511 (8th Cir. 1990); cert. denied, 489 U.S. 968 (1990)
  • Winter v. Skoglund, 404 N.W.2d 786 (Minn. 1987)
  • Midland Nat. Bank of Minneapolis v. Perranoski, 299 N.W.2d 404 (Minn. 1980)
  • Freeborn County by Tuveson v. Bryson, 210 N.W.2d 290 (Minn. 1973)

Professional Activities

Federal Bar Association
Minnesota State Bar Association: Civil Litigation Section
Wisconsin State Bar Association: Civil Litigation Section
Hennepin County Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates: Minnesota Chapter, Board of Directors and Executive Committee; President 2015; Vice President 2014; Treasurer 2013; Secretary 2012
Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota: Dean 2013; Secretary 2012; Treasurer 2011; Board of Directors 2009-2013
University of Michigan: Alumni Association

Community Involvement

University of Michigan Club of Twin Cities

Recognition

Senior Statesman in Minnesota for Litigation, Chambers USA, 2017

Notable Practitioner in Minnesota for Litigation, Chambers USA,
2011-2016

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015-2016 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2008-2018

Recognized on Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, inception-2017 (Minnesota Super Lawyers® is a designation given to only 5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)

Top 100 Minnesota Super Lawyers® list, 2005, 2011 (The "Top 100" list represents attorneys who received the highest point totals overall in the yearly Minnesota Super Lawyers® balloting, research, and blue ribbon review process.)

Who's Who in American Law

Who's Who in America

Law & Leading Attorneys, Minnesota Guidebook

AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell® (AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.)

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3300 Wells Fargo Center, 90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Bar Admissions
Minnesota, 1970
Wisconsin, 1989
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota, 1973
  • E.D. Michigan, 1982
  • E.D. Wisconsin, 1987
  • W.D. Wisconsin, 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit, 1973
U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
Education
University of Michigan Law School
J.D., 1969
University of Michigan
B.A., 1967
Additional Qualifications

Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, Civil Litigation Section, Minnesota State Bar Association

Notable

GEOFF IS RANKED AS A SENIOR STATESMAN IN MINNESOTA FOR GENERAL COMMERCIAL LITIGATION IN  CHAMBERS USA 2017 AND RECOGNIZED AS A 2016 NORTH STAR LAWYER BY THE MINNESOTA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION. ADDITIONALLY, HE WAS SELECTED FOR INCLUSION IN THE BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA® 2018 AND THE 2017 MINNESOTA SUPER LAWYERS® LIST.





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