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Bar Admissions

Minnesota
U.S. District Court
  • Minnesota
U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit

Leadership & Community

  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Hennepin County Bar Association

Overview

Joe Ceronsky focuses his practice primarily on product liability litigation, successfully defending major medical device manufacturers in all stages of dispute resolution and litigation. Joe has particularly significant experience with federal preemption of claims regarding FDA-approved medical devices. He also represents clients in complex business, intellectual property, and insurance coverage litigation.

Joe devotes significant time to pro bono work, most recently representing victims of domestic abuse in contested order for protection trials.

Joe received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, and his bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from St. John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. 

Experience

  • Represents major medical device company in nationwide litigation involving PMA and 510k devices.
  • Obtained default judgment for major medical device company against foreign distributor.
  • Indiezone, Inc. et al. v. Rooke et al. (N.D. Cal. 2013). Successfully defended 17 defendants, as well as indemnified parties including two of the world's largest retailers, a national bank and technology company, against a 27-count complaint brought by domestic and international plaintiffs alleging over $1 billion in damages for trade secret misappropriation, civil RICO, copyright and trademark infringement, and state law claims. Obtained an order dismissing one plaintiff for lack of standing and requiring the remaining plaintiff to arbitrate against certain defendants and stay the litigation pending arbitration. Prior to arbitration, successfully moved the court to vacate the arbitration order, dismiss the entire lawsuit with prejudice as to all defendants, and award attorneys' fees, which was affirmed on appeal.
  • Select Comfort Corporation v. John Baxter et al., Civil No. 12-2899 (DWF/SER) (D. Minn.). Successfully represented defendants in trademark infringement/false advertising action involving specialty retail mattresses.
  • Avon State Bank v. BancInsure, Inc., 787 F.3d 952 (8th Cir. 2015). Counsel for Avon State Bank in successful federal district court case and Eighth Circuit appeal involving coverage dispute under a Fidelity Bond for the Bank's liability to third parties arising from an employee's misappropriation of Bank funds in furtherance of a Liberian advance-money scheme.

Honors

North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2012-2014, 2018 (North Star Lawyer is a designation that recognizes members who provide 50 hours or more of pro bono legal services in a calendar year.)

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