Jevon C. Bindman
Jevon Bindman is an experienced trial lawyer who has taken numerous complex matters to jury verdict. He helps companies of all sizes to navigate each phase of the litigation process, and he has the skills and experience to advocate for his clients' rights at trial and on appeal.
Jevon focuses his work on construction, insurance coverage, and appellate litigation as well as general commercial matters. He has significant experience with contract disputes, policyholder insurance coverage claims, and construction defect and mechanic’s lien claims. He also regularly handles appeals in the Eighth Circuit and Minnesota appellate courts.
Jevon is a frequent presenter and contributor on issues ranging from construction and insurance coverage law to trial evidence. He is a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committees on the Rules of Evidence and the Rules of Civil Procedure, and he is active as a speaker on the rules governing federal and Minnesota state courts.
Jevon values pro bono service. He regularly volunteers at the Minnesota State Law Library Appeals Clinic, and he was a member of the Maslon team who successfully vacated Douglas Tyrone Armstrong's death sentence. Jevon also reversed a criminal conviction in the Court of Appeals on the basis that evidence was obtained in violation of the client's constitutional rights.
Jevon is also active in his community. He is a governing member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and a founder and board member of Arts Roseville, which seeks to advance local arts and creativity.
Before joining Maslon, Jevon served as a law clerk to the Honorable G. Barry Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court. Prior to law school he was a middle and high school choir teacher. In his spare time he enjoys singing and performing home renovations.
- Obtained favorable jury verdict for large Minnesota manufacturer against former dealer seeking over $20 million in lost profits.
- MCDC Penn Lake LLC v. City of Bloomington (Minn. Dist. Ct. 2022): Won summary judgment and obtained reversal of municipal planning decision that restricted an owner’s ability to develop its property.
- Poultry Borderless Co. v. Froemming, 2021 WL 354087 (D. Minn. Feb. 2, 2021): Obtained dismissal of federal lawsuit in closely held business dispute for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction.
- Counsel for EPC contractor on claims related to the Aurora Solar Project—the largest solar project in Minnesota history.
- Counsel for the investigation of Monterrey Security, former security provider for the Minnesota Vikings.
- Counsel for large international structural engineering firm for claims related to design and construction of the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium project—the largest construction project in Minnesota history.
- Counsel for the University of Minnesota for claims related to the $110 million renovation of the Northrop Auditorium.
- Counsel for national restaurant chain to defend claims of violations of Minnesota’s tip pooling statute.
- Counsel for national utility manufacturer alleging deceptive trade practices and violations of the Lanham Act against a major competitor.
- Obtained insurance coverage for roofing contractor without the necessity of litigation.
- In re American Medical Systems, Inc., MDL No. 2325 (S.D. W. Va.). With a small team of Maslon litigators, defended consolidated federal court actions alleging multiple tort theories against American Medical Systems related to female mesh products.
- Counsel for major pharmaceutical company in lawsuit alleging failure to warn of adverse effects of over-the-counter medication.
- Obtained beneficial settlement for tenant against landlord who unlawfully evicted her and discarded all of her belongings.
- Successfully argued for the reversal of a pro bono client's criminal conviction in the Court of Appeals on the basis that evidence was obtained in violation of the client's constitutional rights.
- Ex parte Armstrong (Tex. Crim. App. 2017). Member of team of Maslon lawyers serving as pro bono counsel for Douglas Tyrone Armstrong, a Texas death row inmate convicted of capital murder in 2006. The team successfully secured the vacation of Armstrong's death sentence by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Recognized on Minnesota Rising Stars list as part of the Super Lawyers® selection process, 2022 (Minnesota Rising Stars is a designation given to only 2.5 percent of Minnesota attorneys each year, based on a selection process that includes the recommendation of peers in the legal profession.)
Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2022-2023 (These awards recognize attorneys, who are earlier in their careers, for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States.)
Light of Justice Award, Texas Defender Service, 2018
North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2015-2021 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)
Associate Fellow, Construction Lawyers Society of America, 2022-present